Andrew Jones MP

Biography

Andrew Jones was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport from November 2018 to July 2019. He was Exchequer Secretary to HM Treasury from 15 June 2017 to 8 January 2018.

He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport from May 2015 to 15 June 2017. Andrew was elected the Conservative MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough in May 2010.

Education

Andrew is from Ilkley, and attended Bradford Grammar School and Leeds University.

Political career

From May 2003 to May 2011 Andrew was a local councillor on Harrogate Borough Council, representing the High Harrogate ward. He was also Cabinet Member for Resources from May 2003 to May 2010.

Since being elected in 2010, Andrew has been a Parliamentary Private Secretary on the health, business and transport teams. He was also appointed in 2013 as Apprenticeship Ambassador to Parliament.

Career outside politics

Andrew worked in business for 25 years before becoming an MP, latterly in sales and marketing for Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate.

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
  2. Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
  3. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport

Announcements

  1. Government sets out vision for a safe and biodiverse railway lineside
  2. Rail Minister visits zero-emission technology driving the future of railways
  3. Improved governance of future decision-making across rail in the north
  4. £53 million line upgrade to help make midlands railways fit for the future
  5. Government plan to make private level crossings safer
  6. £7.8 million to drive forward innovative ideas to transform railways
  7. Competition heralds the end of the line for pacer trains
  8. Birmingham’s transformation as HS2’s work programme gathers pace
  9. Half of department’s rail operators now delivering improved delay repay compensation
  10. Triple bill of better compensation, new trains and faster services on Greater Anglia