Candidate for Alyn and Deeside
Tudor Jones was brought up in Jubilee St. and Ryeland St. Shotton on Deeside in Flintshire. His father worked in Shotton Steelworks from 1954 until the great redundancy in February 1980. Previously he’d served with The Merchant Navy in WW2.
Educated at Glanrafon and Maes Garmon schools, Mold, then at Bangor and later with the Open University, Tudor spent his teaching career in the Flintshire High Schools of Buckley Elfed and St. David’s, Saltney. He’s also worked for The Royal Mail, Shotton Steel and the Black Lion.
In his own time he’s a Community Councillor and a Board member for Flintshire Care & Repair, a social enterprise that assists older people live independent lives in their own homes. He’s also an active volunteer with several local groups.
Tudor says: “In every recession those who live with the lowest incomes are the first to suffer, they suffer the longest and are the last to feel the benefits of recovery and this has been strikingly true for this deep and persistent recession.
"The Liberal Democrats in government have, against all Tory instincts, been able to ensure better state pensions, financial support directly into our schools for our most deprived pupils, increased apprenticeship training on a massive scale for our youngsters and cut the burden of income tax entirely for many.
"There is much that remains to be done and it is only the Liberal Democrats who can deliver a recovery that will be both viable and fair; delivering money back into the pockets and purses of those who need it most. Those who have suffered the least have to contribute the most as we rebuild an economy and society which is fair for everyone.”