Ruth Jones

Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Labour MP for Newport West

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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.

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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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

Recent appearances

  • Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill 22 Oct 2021

    My hon. Friend is making a powerful speech, and an important one. Did not the researchers find that 70% of the companies deploying fire-and-rehire tactics were profit-making companies? They have not been driven to this as a last resort because of the pandemic; they are making profits, and healthy profits at that. Does my hon. Friend agree?
  • Environment Bill: Before Clause 1 - Purpose and declaration of biodiversity and climate emergency 20 Oct 2021

    I want to start by marking the wicked and senseless murder of Sir David Amess. I was not able to speak in the tributes on Monday, but I do want to place on record my sorrow and send my prayers and thoughts to Sir David’s family, to his staff in the House and in Southend, and to his constituents. I also want to extend condolences to the family, staff and constituents of the late James...
  • Environment Bill: Before Clause 1 - Purpose and declaration of biodiversity and climate emergency 20 Oct 2021

    I do agree, and I am sure that that topic will be dealt with by my fellow shadow Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Olivia Blake), very appropriately when we debate the next group of amendments. I want to share some of Rosamund’s letter to the Prime Minister, from which I quote: “Ella was hospitalised 28 times in 28 months and admitted to ICU five times, fighting...

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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

  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Foreign
  • Commonwealth and Development Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Treasury
  • Air Pollution
  • Universal Credit
  • Chemicals: Regulation
  • Universal Credit: Wales
  • Climate Change

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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 18 Oct 2021.

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