Andrew Jones

Member of Parliament for Harrogate and Knaresborough



Andrew Jones was first elected as the Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough in 2010. Born in Ilkley, Yorkshire in 1963, he attended Bradford Grammar School and Leeds University. After enjoying a successful career in sales and marketing, Jones first entered the world of politics as chair of the Bow Group, the UK’s oldest conservative think tank, for one year between 1999 and 2000. Having unsuccessfully contested the same seat nine years earlier, at the 2010 general election Jones overturned a large Liberal Democrat majority to take the seat by 1,039 votes. Previously a vice chair of the Conservative Party, Jones now dedicates much of his time to chairing the European statutory instruments committee. He recently came under fire from his local Liberal Democrat rival for his vacillating response towards national lockdown restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Jones is a keen cricketer and has been a member of Yorkshire CCC for over twenty years.

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Official parliamentary photograph taken by Chris McAndrew, 2017, licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0