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Jenny Jones (Labour politician)

Jennifer Grace Jones[1] (née Bew; born 8 February 1948) is a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom.

Jenny Jones
Member of Parliament
for Wolverhampton South West
In office
1 May 1997 – 14 May 2001
Preceded byNicholas Budgen
Succeeded byRob Marris
Personal details
Born
Jennifer Grace Bew

(1948-02-08) 8 February 1948 (age 71)
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Alma materUniversity of Wolverhampton

Jones was selected as a Labour candidate through an all-women shortlist.[2] She was elected as Member of Parliament in the 1997 general election for the Wolverhampton South West constituency, defeating the Conservative incumbent Nicholas Budgen with a majority of 5,118. However, fairly early on in Labour's first term in government, she announced that she would not be seeking re-election at the 2001 election. She was succeeded by Rob Marris.

Prior to entering Parliament, she worked as a social worker and had served on Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council from 1991 to 1997. In 2002 she was made an honorary fellow of the University of Wolverhampton.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "No. 54761". The London Gazette. 9 May 1997. p. 5511.
  2. ^ "All-women shortlists" (PDF). www.parliament.uk. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2013.

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