The Life & Times Of David Jones MP For Clwyd West…..

Then there was this…….

Welsh Secretary David Jones sacked.

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Welsh Secretary David Jones is to be replaced in David Cameron’s cabinet following a reshuffle.
After less than two years, the Clwyd West MP was told he will return to the backbenches.
Mr Jones said: “I fully understand. I told the prime minister he has my total support. I am not unhappy. It is right he should refresh his team.”

His deputy, Preseli Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb, is expected to replace him.
Mr Jones said anyone appointed to the cabinet knew that one day they would have this sort of conversation with the prime minister.
Analysis

By David CornockBBC Wales Parliamentary correspondent

David Jones was as cheerful as anyone who had just been sacked could be……………………….
He said he expected the reshuffle to be bigger than anticipated with a lot of departures from government.

The leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, has declined to comment on the departure until a replacement has been officially announced.

Mr Jones succeeded his former Wales Office boss, Cheryl Gillan, in September 2012, and was the 16th secretary of state and the first to have been an AM, having sat in the Welsh assembly from 2002 to 2003.

A Welsh speaker, who lives with his family in Rhos-on-Sea, Mr Jones has always described himself as a “proud Welshman

Born in London to Welsh parents in 1952, Mr Jones has lived in north Wales most of his life.
He studied law and as a solicitor worked alongside Ieuan Wyn Jones, who went on to become Plaid Cymru’s leader and the deputy first minister.

David Jones became a Conservative Welsh AM in 2002, filling a seat vacated by Rod Richards. He stood down at the following year’s elections.

In 2005, he was elected as the MP for Clwyd West. He was a shadow minister for Wales and then a junior minister at the Wales Office, before succeeding Cheryl Gillan as Secretary of State in September 2012.

A Liverpool FC fan, he is an avid user of Twitter – except during Lent, when he abstains from social media.

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