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The Lord Jones
Jones in 2018
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
In office
9 January 1989 – 18 July 1992
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byAlan Williams
Succeeded byAnn Clwyd
In office
31 October 1983 – 13 July 1987
LeaderNeil Kinnock
Preceded byDenzil Davies
Succeeded byAlan Williams
Member of Parliament
for Alyn and Deeside
East Flintshire (1970–1983)
In office
18 June 1970 – 14 May 2001
Preceded byEirene White
Succeeded byMark Tami
Personal details
Born (1938-06-26) 26 June 1938 (age 83)
Political partyLabour

Stephen Barry, Baron Jones PC (born 26 June 1938)[1] is a British Labour Party politician.

Early life

Jones was educated at Hawarden Grammar School and Bangor College of Education. A teacher, he was president of the Flint County National Union of Teachers. He also served for two years in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Political career

Jones first stood for Parliament in Northwich in 1966, without success, although he reduced the Conservative majority from 4,385 to 703. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Flintshire from 1970 to 1983.[2]

He was a parliamentary under-secretary of state for Wales from 1974 to 1979, and became MP for Alyn and Deeside in 1983.[2]

In 1994, Jones was appointed by the Prime Minister as a member of the then new Intelligence and Security Committee, on which he served until 2001; when the Committee was dissolved at that year's general election, Jones retired from the House of Commons and was made a life peer with the title Baron Jones, of Deeside in the County of Clwyd,[3] as was Dale Campbell-Savours, who had served on the Committee since 1997. Jones was replaced as Alyn and Deeside MP by Mark Tami.

In the 1999 Queen's Birthday Honours, Jones was made a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom.[2]

Other positions

In 2007 he was elected as President of NEWI (Glyndŵr University).[4] He was installed as Chancellor of the university in 2009.[5]

Lord Jones was elected Vice President of the charity Attend[6] in 2013 and currently holds this position.

He was also appointed and currently holds the title of President of the Deeside Business Forum, a business advocacy forum for companies based on Deeside Industrial Park.[7][8]

Lord Jones currently holds the title of President of the Army Cadet Force Association Wales,[9] and is an avid supporter of the Army Cadet Force[10][circular reference]

Personal life

Jones is a lifelong fan of Everton Football Club.[11]


  1. ^ "Mr Barry Jones". Hansard. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b c The Queen's Birthday Honours: Norma Major honoured for fundraising, BBC News, 12 June 1999. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  3. ^ "No. 56271". The London Gazette. 11 July 2001. p. 8179.
  4. ^ "Lord Barry Jones to become President". Glyndŵr University. 8 August 2007. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Celebration for newest university", BBC Wales News, 28 February 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
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  7. ^ Goodban, David (20 June 2012). "Lord Barry Jones appointed president of Deeside Industrial Park business forum". northwales. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  8. ^ "News Archive". Archived from the original on 26 February 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
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  10. ^ Army Cadet Force
  11. ^ "Lord Barry Jones". BBC Wales.[full citation needed]
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded byEirene White Member of Parliament for East Flintshire 1970–1983 Constituency abolished New constituency Member of Parliament for Alyn and Deeside 1983–2001 Succeeded byMark Tami Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom Preceded byThe Lord MacGregor of Pulham Market GentlemenBaron Jones Followed byThe Lord King of Bridgwater