Ann Jones was born and brought up in Rhyl on the North Wales Coast, where she has lived all her life.
She 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.
An 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.
Before being elected to the Assembly in 1999, Ann served as a Rhyl Town Councillor and was the town’s Mayor in 1996/7. She was also a Denbighshire County Councillor.
Whilst championing her local community, Ann Jones has worked tirelessly with the Welsh Labour Government to attract major investment to the area with real success.
Ann is Chair of the Assembly’s All Party Group on Deaf Issues and also Chair of the Children, Young People and Education Committee.
Long before entering politics Ann spent much of her time following Rhyl Town Football Club and she remains a Lillywhites season ticket holder.