David Jones
British politician
David Jones
David Ian Jones MP is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Clwyd West. He was appointed Secretary of State for Wales on 4 September 2012, following David Cameron's first Cabinet reshuffle. He is the first Welsh secretary to have served as an Assembly Member, and the first Conservative Welsh Secretary to represent a Welsh constituency since Nicholas Edwards (1979-87).
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David Jones shuns eBay offer
Brisbane Times - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a> has rebuffed an offer from global giant eBay to help boost its internet sales.
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David Jones forced to walk a new path
Brisbane Times - almost 5 years
Putting the blame aside, the retailer faces an almighty catch-up job.
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David Jones heads mid-market
Bussiness Day - almost 5 years
DJs and Myer have been caught out trying to run 20th century businesses when we’re well into the 21st. The successful retail world has already adapted and moved on.
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Widespread price cuts as David Jones races to catch up with online competition
Brisbane Times - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a> is boosting its customer service and forcing big name brands such as Yves Saint Laurent and Lancome to cut prices so it can compete more effectively with online competitors which are growing in popularity with Australian shoppers.
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David Jones to add more staff and stores
Byron Shire News - almost 5 years
TROUBLED retailer <a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a> plans to create up to 300 new jobs to improve customer service as it battles to restore its fortunes.
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Trading halt for David Jones on credit card concerns
Bussiness Day - almost 5 years
Retailer enters hiatus as companies react to ASIC's crackdown on continuous disclosure.
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Norwich v WIGAN: David Jones ruled out as Latics aim to move off the bottom of the table
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Wigan midfielder <a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a> will be out of action for two weeks with a knee injury. It means the 27-year-old will miss Sunday's trip to Norwich.
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Comment on Our leaders explain that we’re sheep. Our role: to obey. Rebel sheep will be imprisoned or destroyed. by david jones
Fabius Maximus - almost 5 years
&gt;&gt;&gt;I assume most citizens don’t have enough interaction with the law to truly recognize what they’ve lost. That depends on your ethnicity. I think most non-whites are keenly aware of it actually. Probably have been for as long as the US has existed, actually. The dark side is coming out into the light.
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Harry David Jones
Gettysburg Times - almost 5 years
Harry <a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a>, age 89, of Carlisle, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at Carlisle Regional Medical Center in Carlisle. Born Oct. 25, 1922 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Thomas O. and Hilda And
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David Jones inscrit deux buts et l'Avalanche bat les Blue Jackets 5-0
NHL - almost 5 years
COLUMBUS, États-Unis - <a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a> a inscrit deux buts et une aide, Semyon Varlamov a repoussé 28 tirs et l'Avalanche du Colorado a défait les Blue Jackets de Columbus 5-0, vendredi.Gabriel Landeskog a récolté un but et une aide alors que Steve Do...
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David Jones aims for 10% of sales online
The Canberra Times - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a> hopes to make about 10% of its sales online as it tries to lure new customers and avoid closing stores.
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A Minute With... David Jones
The Huffington Post - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a>, Global CEO of power ad agency Havas, is among the youngest CEOs in advertising, and among the industry's most innovative and best connected. He was a key adviser to David Cameron's successful 2010 campaign for UK Prime Minister. He's also the founder of One Young World, an annual summit that brings young people together from all over the world to try and address the world's global challenges. All this might explain why he's been bullish on social business and optimistic about the power of social media. I first met <a class="fplink fp-60537" href="/David+Jones+1">David Jones</a> at the One Young World summit in Zurich where I saw these principles in action. I recently spoke with him about Who Cares Wins and his overall argument that holds that in the 21st century, businesses need to "do good" and "do well" in order to survive and thrive. You say in the book that we are now in the "age of damage" with respect to the impac ...
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2012
    Age 59
    On 4 September 2012, Jones was promoted to Secretary of State for Wales, and he was in consequence appointed to the Privy Council on 10 September.
    More Details Hide Details Jones stated his top priorities would be to promote economic growth and deliver major infrastructure projects including a new nuclear power station at the Wylfa site on Anglesey, upgrades to rail lines in North Wales and improvements to the M4 motorway and the A55, and exploiting the full economic potential of the Holyhead and Milford Haven Waterway ports. Ongoing issues with the Welsh Government include a Supreme Court challenge by the UK government to legislation passed in the Welsh Assembly about local government byelaws and the Welsh government's objection to a Wales Office consultation on changing the boundaries of assembly constituencies. Jones has described the Welsh Government's planning guideline Tan 8 as "an atrocity". Jones is married to Sara, a nurse. The couple have two sons. Jones is a supporter of Liverpool F.C. Jones declared membership of the Freemasons, although he wrote in 2009 he had not been an active member for many years.
    He was appointed Secretary of State for Wales on 4 September 2012, following David Cameron's first Cabinet reshuffle.
    More Details Hide Details He is the first Welsh secretary to have served as an Assembly Member, and the first Conservative Welsh Secretary to represent a Welsh constituency since Nicholas Edwards (1979–87). David Jones was born in London of Welsh parents. His father was a British army officer who served in northwest India and later ran pharmacies around the Wrexham area.
  • 2010
    Age 57
    He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office on 13 May 2010.
    More Details Hide Details A fluent Welsh language speaker, Jones also maintains an active blog. He has been known to give up his activity on social media for Lent. His constituency office is based in Colwyn Bay.
  • 2005
    Age 52
    He was a member of the Cornerstone Group between 2005 and 2007, according to WalesOnline. On 6 May 2010, Jones was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Clwyd West with a substantially increased majority of 6,419.
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    He was a member of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee from 2005 to 2010, and on 7 November 2006 was appointed Shadow Minister for Wales.
    More Details Hide Details He also takes a keen interest in law and order issues and was a member of the Conservative Homeland Security team.
    His maiden speech to the House of Commons was on 23 May 2005, when he focused on the needs of his rural constituency and on crime.
    More Details Hide Details He also expressed concern about wind farms planned for his constituency (the proposed Gwynt y Mor wind farm would be one of the biggest wind farms in the United Kingdom).
  • 2003
    Age 50
    Jones made it clear from the outset that he would not seek re-election to the Assembly and stepped down at the 2003 elections. At the 2005 general election, Jones was elected as MP for Clwyd West, defeating the sitting Labour Party MP Gareth Thomas by a majority of 133 votes.
    More Details Hide Details This was his third candidacy for the Conservative Party in general elections; he had previously contested Conwy at the 1997 election and finished second to Labour's Christine Russell in the City of Chester in at the 2001 general election.
  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 49
    In 2002, Jones unexpectedly became a member of the Welsh Assembly for the North Wales electoral region, filling the seat vacated by the ex-Welsh Office minister Rod Richards who had resigned for health reasons.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 23
    He was educated at Ruabon Grammar School, University College London – where he was an active member of UCL Conservative Society – and Chester College of Law. He qualified as a solicitor in 1976, and was senior partner of a practice (David Jones & Company) based at Llandudno.
    More Details Hide Details As a young solicitor he had worked in Ruthin alongside future Plaid Cymru Deputy Welsh First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones. He also worked in a Bangor practice led by former Labour MP for Conway, Sir Elwyn Jones.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Born
    Born on March 22, 1952.
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