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Andrew Jones (British politician)

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Leader  David Cameron
Nationality  British
Preceded by  The Baroness Kramer
Political party  Conservative
Preceded by  Phil Willis
Name  Andrew Jones
Majority  16,371 (30.7%)

Andrew Jones (British politician)
Born  28 November 1963 (age 52) Ilkley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (1963-11-28)

Andrew Hanson Jones (born 28 November 1963) is a British Conservative Party politician who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency in North Yorkshire since 7 May 2010. Since 15 June 2017, he has been serving as Exchequer Secretary to HM Treasury.

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Early life

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Born in Ilkley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Jones was educated at the independent Bradford Grammar School and the University of Leeds.

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Jones worked for 25 years in various sales and marketing roles before becoming an MP. He chaired Conservative think-tank the Bow Group from 1999 to 2000.

Andrew Jones (British politician) Andrew Jones MP Member of Parliament for Harrogate Knaresborough

He became a member of Harrogate Borough Council for the High Harrogate ward in 2003. In 2007, he gained more than half of the votes in his ward. He became Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources on the council.

Jones is a passionate cricket fan and has been a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club for over twenty years.

Member of Parliament

On 6 May 2010, Jones was elected MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough ending 13 years of Liberal Democrat control. He secured this with a 9.1% swing. Jones had previously unsuccessfully contested the seat in 2001.

Jones made his maiden speech in the House of Commons on 22 June 2010.

He served as the Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Transport Secretary Justine Greening, and then to Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell. He was subsequently appointed as a Government Apprenticeship Ambassador and PPS to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health. He joined the Regulatory Reform Select Committee in 2010.

Jones has dedicated himself to promoting a new high-speed rail link connecting London to Harrogate to promote commerce in the region.

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