Key interests and
before entering politics Ann spent much of her time following Rhyl Town
Football Club and she remains a Lillywhites season ticket holder.
Jones was born and brought up in Rhyl on the North Wales coast, where she has
lived all her life.
worked for nearly 30 years in fire control rooms in north Wales and Merseyside
until her election to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999. Before being
elected to the Assembly, Ann served as a Rhyl Town Councillor and was the
town’s Mayor in 1996/7. She was also a Denbighshire County Councillor.
active trade unionist, Ann served as a national official in the Fire Brigades
Union for a number of years and sat on both the Welsh Labour Party and Wales
TUC Executives. She is a member of UNISON and Chairs the UNISON Group of
Assembly Members. She also remains an ‘out of trade’ member of the FBU.
championing her local community, Ann Jones has worked tirelessly with the Welsh
Labour Government to attract major investment to the area with real success.
Jones is Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales.