Owen Jones

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Owen Jones (born 1984) is a left-wing columnist, author and commentator. Many of his critics say he is a misogynist [1].

Jones was born in Sheffield and grew up in Stockport, Greater Manchester.[2] He is the son of a local authority worker and an IT lecturer[3] and describes himself as a "fourth generation socialist"; He attended Bramhall High School and Ridge Danyers Sixth Form college (now Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College)[4] before reading history at University College, Oxford, graduating with a BA in 2005 and a Master of Arts in US history in 2007.[5] Prior to his media career, Jones worked as a trade union lobbyist and as a parliamentary researcher for the Labour Party.[6][7]

Jones is gay[8] and lives in London.[9]

He was listed in the "Journalists" section of the Pink List 2012. The citation said:

"The Sheffield-born Oxford history graduate saw his book, Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class, top last year's political bestseller lists. Worked in politics before joining The Independent — and he's only 28."[10]

He has been consistent in his criticism of Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour Party [11].


  1. https://unherd.com/2021/08/does-owen-jones-have-a-woman-problem/
  2. http://owenjones.org/about "Who the hell is Owen Jones?" 28 December 2010
  3. http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/owen-jones-my-father-and-the-reality-of-losing-your-job-in-middle-age-7546015.html "Owen Jones: My father, and the reality of losing your job in middle age" 9 March 2012
  4. http://labourlist.org/2011/06/abolish-oxbridge/ Owen Jones, "Abolish Oxbridge" Labour List 1 June 2011
  5. http://www.davidhigham.co.uk/clients/Owen-Jones.htm "Owen Jones" David Higham Literary, Film and TV Agents
  6. http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/owen-jones/27/138/2b4 "Owen Jones - United Kingdom" LinkedIn
  7. http://oxfordstudent.com/2011/06/09/time-to-abolish-oxbridge/ "Time to abolish Oxbridge?" The Oxford Student 9 June 2011
  8. http://nextgenerationlabour.org/2011/07/a-warning-shot/ Owen Jones "A Warning Shot" 28 July 2011 Next Generation Labour (publisher), London
  9. http://www.davidhigham.co.uk/clients/Owen-Jones.htm "Owen Jones"
  10. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/ios-pink-list-2012-journalists-8280457.html
  11. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/30/breaking-promises-keir-starmer-power-new-labour-political-strategists