Ruth Jones

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Labour MP for Newport West

@RuthNewportWest https://facebook.com/RuthNewportWest

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Ruth Jones’s voting in Parliament

Ruth Jones is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Ruth Jones sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Ruth Jones voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ruth Jones’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ruth Jones’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ruth Jones has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Treasury: EU Grants and Loans 23 Oct 2020

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing funding for organisations in receipt of EU funds at the end of the transition period.
  • Local Clean Air Targets — [Sir Charles Walker in the Chair] 20 Oct 2020

    Thank you, Sir Charles. It is lovely to be back in Westminster Hall this afternoon and to serve under your chairmanship. It is also a pleasure to be able to speak for Her Majesty’s Opposition in this important debate. It is good to see the Minister in her place. I am sure that we will see a lot more of each other in the coming weeks. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Severe Disability Premium 20 Oct 2020

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on disabled people of the decision to convert the severe disability premium transitional payment into a transitional element.

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Labour MP for Newport West

Entered the House of Commons on 4 April 2019 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Wales Office
  • Cabinet Office
  • Home Office
  • Cabinet Office: Travel
  • Universal Credit
  • Nigeria: Violence
  • Zimbabwe: Politics and Government
  • South Wales Police: Recruitment

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (since 12 Aug 2020)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (since 15 Jun 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (11 May 2020 to 21 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (8 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, Euston Street, London NW2 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London EC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 09 January 2020)
Name of donor: Communications Workers Union
Address of donor: Moss Building, Mill Street, Newport NP20 5HA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £650

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Communications Workers Union
Address of donor: Moss Building, Mill Street, Newport NP20 5HA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: premises for use as a campaign HQ, value £3,500

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)
Name of donor: Unite the Union
Address of donor: 128 Theobalds Road, London EC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 for my campaign fund

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 10 January 2020)

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