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:

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Ministry of Defence: Welsh Government 17 Sep 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he last met Ministers in the Welsh Government.
  • Business of the House 16 Sep 2021

    In a written parliamentary question to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 3 September, I asked whether she would meet me to discuss the impact of the cruel cuts to universal credit on the people of Newport West. The Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, the hon. Member for Colchester (Will Quince), replied to me on 8 September, but ignored my request. On Monday in...
  • Aukus 16 Sep 2021

    I have listened very carefully to the Prime Minister’s statement. He mentioned the new well-paid jobs, which we all welcome, and all countries of the UK, but he did not mention Wales. Will he tell me why Wales has been left out of this jobs fest?

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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
  • Wales Office
  • Treasury
  • Air Pollution
  • Universal Credit
  • Chemicals: Regulation
  • Universal Credit: Wales
  • Coronavirus: Vaccination

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: 6 Sep 2021.

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