The Rt Hon David Jones MP


My unexpected continental adventures on the road out of the European Union

My appointment to the office of Minister of State for Europe happened in somewhat unorthodox circumstances. It was not, I have to say, an office for which I had ever cherished any great ambition. I had always taken my place … read the full article

‘This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide.‘

This article was originally published in the North Wales Weekly News on 10 October 2018. Parliament returned on Tuesday after the three-week conference recess, to begin a Christmas term that will be crucially important to the Brexit process. That process has … read the full article

150th anniversary of the Abergele Train Disaster

 This article was originally published in the North Wales Weekly News on 5 September 2018. One of the unavoidable consequences of being a Member of Parliament is the need to do a considerable amount of travelling.  In my case, that … read the full article

Tan y Coed Gardens

This article was originally published in the North Wales Weekly News on 15 August 2018. Cliff Prout MBE was a remarkable man. An ardent conservationist, he was the driving force behind a number of urban renewal projects in and around … read the full article

Delivering a petition to No. 10

Last week, I once again welcomed pupils and staff of Ysgol Pen y Bryn, Upper Colwyn Bay, to Westminster. For several years,  Pen y Bryn have supported the “Send my Friend to School” campaign, the UK arm of the Global … read the full article

Now is the time to call the EU’s bluff

This article was originally published in Get Britain Out on 5 July 2018. You can read the full article here. Just over 2 years ago, by a narrow but decisive majority, the people of the United Kingdom voted to ‘Leave’ … read the full article

Expansion of Heathrow

Last week, in a vote of huge importance, the Commons emphatically approved the Airports National Policy Statement.  The most significant consequence of the vote is that it gives the green light for the expansion of Heathrow airport and the construction … read the full article

European Union Withdrawal Bill: Restoring British parliamentary democracy

To describe last week’s events in Parliament as historic is to understate their importance.  The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was finally passed, after more than eleven months of debate. Despite the best efforts of the House of Lords and a … read the full article

It’s time for the House of Lords to call a halt on its obstruction of the EU Withdrawal Bill

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which is approaching its final parliamentary stages this week, ought to be relatively uncontroversial. Its principal purpose is simply to repeal the European Communities Act 1972, the statute under which legislation emanating from Brussels passes … read the full article

Daily Politics – 12 July 2018

David Jones MP in conversation with Jo Coburn discussing the Government’s Brexit White Paper. The original episode of Daily Politics aired on 12 July 2018.