|Shadow Minister for Northern Ireland|
|Assumed office |
26 February 2021
|Preceded by||Karin Smyth|
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
12 December 2019
|Preceded by||Owen Smith|
|Born||5 April 1989|
|Alma mater||Cardiff University|
Alexandra Davies-Jones (born 5 April 1989) is a Welsh Labour Party politician. Since the 2019 general election, she has been the MP for Pontypridd.
Davies was born in Church Village in South Wales. She is the daughter of a miner, stating that she was "brought up on the values of socialism". She attended Tonyrefail Primary School, Tonyrefail Comprehensive School and graduated from Cardiff University with a joint honours degree in Law and Politics.
Davies-Jones was a youth representative for the Labour Party, Co-operative Party, and the trade union Unite the Union. She began her career a researcher in the House of Commons and the National Assembly for Wales. She then worked as a communications and press officer for Wales and the West Midlands at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors from 2013 to 2015. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. Davies-Jones was also a Regional Development Consultant for the Electoral Reform Society from 2010 to 2011.
Davies-Jones was elected as a councillor for Tonyrefail Community Council in 2012, at the age of 23, and for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in 2017. She worked for the non-profit Dwr Cymru Welsh Water as a regional communications director and then a community engagement manager from 2015 to 2019.
She successfully retained the seat of Pontypridd after Owen Smith, who had represented it since 2010, stood down, albeit with Labour's vote share falling by nearly 11 percentage points since the previous election in 2017. She is the first female MP to represent her constituency since its creation in 1918.
Davies-Jones has chosen to retain her positions as county borough councillor for the ward of Tonyrefail West and as community councillor for Tonyrefail Community Council, in addition to her role as a Member of Parliament.
Davies-Jones has two stepsons, Blake and Kieran, and a son, Sullivan, with her husband, Andrew, who she married in 2014. In January 2021, Davies-Jones talked to BBC News about her experiences of cervical cancer.
She lists her recreations in Who's Who as "theatre, singing, family, sport, travel".