Darren Jones

Member of Parliament for Bristol North West



Darren Jones was first elected as the Labour MP for Bristol North West in 2017. Born in 1986, He was educated Portway Community School and attended Plymouth University where he earned a degree in Human Bioscience with a particular focus on immunology. Jones spent time working in the National Health Service before attending the University of the West of England to study Law. He specialised in technology law, working as telecommunications and technology solicitor with Womble Bond Dickinson. Jones built up an advisory practice working throughout the energy and communications sectors. He also established a mentoring programme, drawing young people into the legal profession. Three years later, Jones joined BT, where he became increasingly involved in EU legislative projects and an EU-wide review of consumer rights law. Jones was selected as the Labour candidate for Torridge & West Devon for the 2010 general election but was unsuccessful. At the 2015 general election, he contested Bristol North West but missed out by 4,944 votes to the incumbent Conservative. Following this defeat Jones joined Andy Burnham’s team in the 2015 Labour leadership election and later chaired Marvin Rees’s campaign for mayor of Bristol. Jones campaigned for Remain in the 2016 referendum and that year work on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in Miami. In June 2017 Jones was elected as the MP for Bristol North West, defeating the incumbent with a majority of 4,761 on a swing of 9.2 per cent. After entering the Commons, he joined the European Scrutiny Committee and the Science and Technology Committee. He is the chair of the All Party-Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Connected Places and is co-chair of the APPG on Internet, Communications and Technology.

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