Laura Anne Jones

Laura Anne Jones

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name=Laura Anne Jones

birth_date =birth date and age|1979|2|21
birth_place = Wales
office = Assembly Member
constituency=South Wales East
term_start =2003
term_end =2007
predecessor = Phil Williams
successor = Mohammad Asghar
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party = Conservative Party

Laura Anne Jones (born February 21, 1979 in Newport, Wales), was a Conservative member of the National Assembly for Wales. She was also for the Conservative spokeswoman for Sport in the Assembly 2003-07.


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

Political career

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.

Jones appeared on the Welsh politics show AM:PM (BBC 2 Wales) on the 20th of June 2007

External links

* [ Welsh Conservatives Website]

Offices held

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