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: 18 May 2022. 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

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Westminster Hall 29 Mar 2023

    Spring Budget and Wales – Ruth Jones. Westminster Hall debate; 2:30 pm
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Buildings: Energy 23 Mar 2023

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 4.152 of the Spring Budget 2023, HC1183, published on 15 March 2023, what assessment he has made of the impact of the budget's measures on helping people into employment on labour shortages in the retrofit sector.
  • Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation - Income Tax (Charge) 20 Mar 2023

    I am grateful for the chance to speak in this Budget debate and to give voice to the concerns of the many people in Newport West who are finding it tough and wanted a proper plan for growth and opportunity. The Chancellor’s Budget could have been a unique opportunity to unlock Britain’s promise and potential and to break away, finally, from over a decade of decline and decay. Instead, the...

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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
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Air Pollution: Uxbridge and South Ruislip
  • Air Pollution
  • Chemicals: Regulation
  • Universal Credit
  • Detention Centres: Manston

Currently held offices

  • Member, Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill Committee (since 22 Jun 2022)
  • Member, Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill [HL] Committee (since 9 Feb 2022)
  • Member, Down Syndrome Bill Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Glue Traps (Offences) Bill Committee (since 12 Jan 2022)
  • 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: 20 Mar 2023.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: ICCF Group
Address of donor: 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel, accommodation and subsistence, total value £1,227
Destination of visit: Montreal, Canada
Dates of visit: 7-9 December 2022
Purpose of visit: Attending the COP15 conference in my role as Shadow Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation. The visit was organised by the APPG on International Conservation.
(Registered 23 December 2022)

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