Susan Elan Jones (born 1 June 1968) is a British Labour Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, replacing the previous Labour MP Martyn Jones after his retirement.
Susan Elan Jones
|Member of Parliament|
for Clwyd South
|Assumed office |
6 May 2010
|Preceded by||Martyn Jones|
|Southwark Borough Councillor|
for The Lane ward
4 May 2006 – 11 November 2009
|Preceded by||Aubyn Graham|
|Succeeded by||Nick Dolezal|
|Born||1 June 1968|
Ponciau, Wrexham, Wales, UK
|Political party||Welsh Labour|
In the 1997 general election, Jones stood for Labour in Surrey Heath, coming third. From 2006 to 2009 she was a councillor in the London Borough of Southwark and was deputy leader of the opposition from 2007 to 2009.
When making her maiden speech in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom on 9 June 2010 Jones spoke of the historic discrimination faced by speakers of the Welsh language. In her speech, she compared the ordinary people who campaigned for the Welsh language at times when it had not been fashionable to do so as civil rights activists "in the mould of Mrs Rosa Parks". She has returned to the issue in her speeches in the Commons, including on the Welsh television channel S4C and campaigned successfully for Welsh to be used in Parliament at meetings of the Welsh Grand Committee
She has campaigned on military issues, and used her first appearance at Prime Minister's Questions to support a Royal British Legion campaign against the planned abolition of the Chief Coroner's office, which they argued would have undermined the independence and quality of investigations into military deaths. Prime Minister David Cameron reversed his decision two weeks later and announced that the service would not be scrapped. She assailed Conservative Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke over "secret inquests" opposed by military families, provoking a "swipe" at the Royal British Legion from the Minister.
She has frequently backed various local business interests in parliamentary debates, including solar panel businesses concerned about cuts to subsidies for domestic solar panels, and wood panelling businesses which employ many people in her Clwyd South constituency.
Jones has strongly advocated the publication of all MPs' expenses and publishes her own expense claims on her website each month.
From October 2010 to October 2011, Jones served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Harriet Harman MP, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, in her role as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development. In the October 2011 reshuffle, Jones was appointed to the Labour front bench as a Whip.
Jones resigned from Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Ministerial Team, along with dozens of her colleagues, in June 2016 and, in calling Corbyn "unelectable", also urged him to resign as Labour leader. Via a statement on her website, Jones called Brexit "a disaster" and has supported the campaign for a People's Vote on the final Brexit deal. 
Susan Elan Jones has been Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Charities and Volunteering since 2012.  She served as a member of the Bill Committees for the Small Charitable Donations Bill, the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill and the National Citizen Service Bill.  Jones co-authored the 'Red Book of the Voluntary Sector' (CAF/ACEVO,2015) and has also written on social enterprises and Corporate Social Responsibility.  She is a regular platform speaker at voluntary sector conferences and events. 
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
| Member of Parliament for Clwyd South
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