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Gwilym Haydn Jones (born 20 September 1947) is a British Conservative politician who served as Under Secretary of State in the Welsh Office.

Win Griffiths
Member of Parliament
for Cardiff North
In office
9 June 1983 – 1 May 1997
Preceded byIan Grist
Succeeded byJulie Morgan
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
20 July 1994 [1] – 2 May 1997
Alongside Rod Richards then Jonathan Evans
Succeeded byPeter Hain & Win Griffiths [2]
Personal details
Born (1947-09-20) 20 September 1947 (age 72)
Political partyConservative

Gwilym Jones was born in Chiswick, London, on 20 September 1947 and moved to Cardiff in 1960. He worked as a insurance broker.[3] When he was 21 he was elected to Cardiff City Council, and is believed to be its youngest ever member. He became Deputy Leader and Acting Leader of the Conservative Group on the council.[citation needed]

At the 1983 general election, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Cardiff North. He retained his seat until the 1997 election,[4] when was defeated by Labour's Julie Morgan.[5] Between 1992 and 1997 he served as Under Secretary of State in the Welsh Office.[6]

Jones is active in freemasonry.[7][8]


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  3. ^ "Gwilym Jones, MP, Papers". Archives Wales.
  4. ^ "Next generation?". South Wales Echo. 15 June 2004. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  5. ^ "AM selected to fight MP seat". BBC News Online. 6 January 2004. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Holders of Ministerial Office in the Conservative Governments 1979-1997" (PDF). House of Commons Library. Retrieved 5 December 2010.
  7. ^ "Mark Year Book 2016" (PDF). South Wales Mark Master Masons. January 2017.
  8. ^ "Officers 2017 – 2018". Provisional Grand Chapter of South Wales. Retrieved 30 January 2019.

Offices heldEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ian Grist
Member of Parliament for Cardiff North
Succeeded by
Julie Morgan