Laura Anne Jones

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Laura Anne Jones
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales East
In office
1 May 2003 – 3 May 2007
Preceded by Phil Williams
Succeeded by Mohammad Asghar
Personal details
Born (1979-02-02) 2 February 1979 (age 38)
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of Plymouth

Laura Anne Jones (born 21 February 1979) was a Conservative member of the National Assembly for Wales. She was also the Conservative spokeswoman for Sport in the Assembly from 2003 to 2007.


The daughter of a farmer and a lecturer, Jones was born in Newport and brought up in Monmouthshire. She attended the University of Plymouth, where she studied politics.

Political career[edit]

She joined the Conservatives in 1996 and was involved in Conservative Future, the party's youth wing.

Elected to the Assembly at the 2003 election to represent South Wales East, she was the youngest member of the Assembly. She was appointed as the Conservative spokeswoman on sport, and sat on the Culture, Sport and Welsh Language, and Local Government and Public Services committees. Her profile was increased when she appeared on the BBC television programme Question Time in February 2004.

Jones lost her seat in the National Assembly in the 2007 Assembly election when Plaid Cymru gained one seat in the South Wales East region at the expense of the Conservatives.

At the 2015 general election she contested the safe Labour seat of Islwyn for the Conservatives and finished third with 5,366 votes.[1]


  1. ^ The Times Guide to the House of Commons 2015. London: Times Books. 2015. p. 240. ISBN 978-0-00-812631-5. 

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Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Phil Williams
Assembly Member for South Wales East
Succeeded by
Mohammad Asghar
Preceded by
Jonathan Morgan
Baby of the House
Succeeded by
Bethan Jenkins