Jon Owen Jones

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Jon Owen Jones
Member of Parliament
for Cardiff Central
In office
9 April 1992 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by Ian Grist
Succeeded by Jenny Willott
Personal details
Born (1954-04-19) 19 April 1954 (age 63)
Nationality British
Political party Labour Co-operative
Spouse(s) Allison Owen Jones
Children Rhys Jones , Owen Jones, Bronwen Jones
Alma mater University of East Anglia, Cardiff University

Jonathan Owen Jones (born 19 April 1954) is a Welsh politician. He was Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central from 1992 to 2005.

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Maerdy. He attended the Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen school on Glyndwr Avenue in Rhydyfelin (it moved to Main Road in Church Village in 2006), Pontypridd. He studied at the University of East Anglia, gaining a BSc in Ecology in 1975. He went to University College of Wales, Cardiff in 1976, gaining a PGCE. Jon Owen Jones was a teacher before entering Parliament, teaching Biology and science in comprehensive schools from 1977-92. He was President of Caerphilly NUT in 1983, then Mid Glamorgan NUT in 1984. He was a councillor on Cardiff City Council from 1987-92.

Parliamentary career[edit]

He was a whip from 1993–98, then a junior minister at the Welsh Office until 1999. He won in 2001 with a majority of 659. He lost his seat at the 2005 general election to Jenny Willott of the Liberal Democrats.


He chaired the Forestry Commission's National Committee for Wales until April 2013, when its duties were subsumed by Natural Resources Wales, with Owen Jones snubbed from the NRW board by Welsh Labour Environment minister John Griffiths.[1]


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Offices Held[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian Grist
Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central
Succeeded by
Jenny Willott