Minister of State

The Rt Hon David Jones


David Jones was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union on 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Clwyd West in May 2005.


David was educated at Ruabon Grammar School and at University College, London where he studied law.

Political career

Following his election to Parliament in 2005, he held a seat on the Welsh Affairs Select Committee and was co-chairman of the Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group. He was Shadow Minister for Wales from 2006 to 2010.

David Jones served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office from May 2010 to September 2012.

Career outside politics

Before becoming an MP, David was Senior Partner in his own legal practice in Llandudno.

Personal Life

David is married with 2 children. A keen supporter of Liverpool Football Club, his interests include cars and travel.

Minister of State

The Minister of State will support the work of the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Wales

    • 2012 to 2014
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales

    • 2010 to 2012


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  1. David Jones speech to the Freight Transport Association (FTA)

    • Speech
  2. Minister David Jones addressed freight and transport industry leaders

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  3. Defence dialogue on our EU exit

    • News story
  4. Closing statement on Second Reading of EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

    • Statement to Parliament
  5. DExEU Minister David Jones meets Southampton port officials to hear views on Brexit

    • News story
  6. Rolls-Royce and Airbus meet Brexit Minister in Bristol

    • News story
  7. Building post-Brexit Britain: David Jones meets infrastructure experts

    • News story
  8. David Jones's speech to Swansea University

    • Speech
  9. Brexit Minister consults with the science and technology sector in Liverpool

    • News story
  10. Brexit Minister visits businesses in Greater Manchester

    • News story