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The Rt Hon David Jones MP

Issues

This page features short written pieces outlining David’s views and comments on certain policy matters. The newest entries appear at the top of the page. Older entries can be found by scrolling down, and by browsing through the different numbered pages.

The attack on Westminster

For PC Keith Palmer, Wednesday 22 March, 2017, was expected to be a routine day on duty at the Palace of Westminster. Prime Minister’s Questions are held on Wednesdays, so PC Palmer would have expected to wave Theresa May’s Jaguar through Carriage Gates and ensure it entered New Palace Yard safely. ... read more

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

The following article was originally published in the North Wales Weekly News newspaper on 22 February 2017.

In my last Weekly News column, I lamented the collapse of the seaward end of Colwyn Bay’s Victoria Pier and urged the County Council to address the issue as a matter of priority. ... read more

Local bank closures

December has brought bad news for customers of High Street banks, with a number of closures announced across North Wales, including two in Clwyd West ... read more

The Autumn Statement

Last Wednesday saw one of the great Commons set-piece events: the Autumn Statement. It was, in fact, Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement. It was also, he announced, to be his last.

Over the years, the November Statement has morphed into an event that rivals the Spring Budget in importance. As the Chancellor pointed out ... read more

Remembrance Sunday

Last Sunday, the 13th November, dawned calm and bright in Colwyn Bay. So it is, I have noticed, most Remembrance Sundays – as if the routinely uncharitable November weather decides to stay its hand just long enough to permit the services that are held at war memorials across the country to proceed unimpeded. ... read more

Autumn, local churches, and the community

The writer Albert Camus once observed that: “Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” That may be true of Provence, but it rarely is of North Wales.

However, this has been, by some distance, one of the finest autumns I can remember. ... read more

Returning to Parliament after Conference Recess

Parliament returned from the conference recess on Monday, 10 October. It quickly became apparent that interest in the process of Brexit had not abated over the previous three weeks. abated. On the day of our return ... read more

The change in the political landscape

If a week, as Harold Wilson famously observed, is a long time in politics, six weeks is an absolute eternity. ... read more

The Conservative Party’s leadership contest

The Conservative Party is currently in the process of deciding who should be its next leader, and the next Prime Minister. I believe that Theresa May is the person who is best qualified for those roles. ... read more

The vote to leave the European Union

"Historic" is a frequently abused adjective, but there can be no doubt that the events of 23 – 24 June 2016 will go down as one of the great turning points of British history. ... read more

2017 Re-election

At the June 2017 General Election, David was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Clwyd West, with an increased vote share of 48.1%.

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