Jenny Jones is an ex-archaeologist and former chair of the Green Party. She has been a member of the London Assembly since 2000 and was elected as the first Green member on Southwark Council in 2006.
In the previous mayoral administration Jenny was the chair of London Food, the Mayor’s road safety ambassador, and the Mayor’s green transport adviser. Jenny is also the former Deputy Mayor of London.
Since elected to the Assembly, Jenny has worked to secure safer roads, improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, reductions in road crimes and traffic, and excellent public transport for all users.
In her former role as chair of London Food, Jenny played an important part in shaping the mayoral Food Strategy for London. Issued in 2006, the strategy set a framework for bringing healthy, sustainable, diverse and affordable food to all Londoners. Jenny has sought to improve the food that is on offer to Londoners and to reduce its environmental impact.
Jenny has consistently called for greater police resources for the enforcement of road traffic laws, and for stronger protection of civil liberties.
In all her roles Jenny has raised awareness of the dangers of climate change and the urgent need to reduce greenhouse emissions. Jenny has been a member of the project board that has lead the delivery of the East London Green Grid of open spaces.
In 2004, Jenny was named as one of 200 'women of achievement'.