Laura Anne Jones
(born 21 February 1979 in Newport
), was a Conservative
member of the National Assembly for Wales
. She was also the Conservative spokeswoman for Sport in the Assembly 2003-07.
The daughter of a farmer and a lecturer, Jones was brought up in Monmouthshire
. She attended the University of Plymouth
, where she studied politics
She joined the Conservatives in 1996 and was involved in Conservative Future
, the party's youth wing.
Elected to the Assembly at the 2003 election
to represent South Wales East
, she was the youngest member of the Assembly. She was appointed as the Conservative spokeswoman on sport, and sat on the Culture, Sport and Welsh Language, and Local Government and Public Services committees. Her profile was increased when she appeared on the BBC
television programme Question Time
in February, 2004.
Jones lost her seat in the National Assembly in the 2007 Assembly election when Plaid Cymru
gained one seat in the South Wales East region at the expense of the Conservatives.
Jones appeared on the Welsh politics show AM:PM (BBC 2 Wales) on the 20th of June 2007