Owen Jones

Owen Jones

Who is Owen Jones?

Owen Peter Jones is an English newspaper columnist, political commentator, and left-wing political activist. He writes a column for The Guardian and contributes to the New Statesman and Tribune; he previously contributed to The Independent.

What is Owen Jones Famous for?

Owen Jones is best known for his writings, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class(2011), Totally Shameless: How TV Portrays the Working Class - The Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture (2013), One Rogue Reporter (2014) and Clase Valiente (2017). He is also known as left-wing political activist and columnist which has a history of working with publications like The Independent, The Guardian, and New Statesman.

Where was Owen Jones Born?

Jones was born as Owen Peter Jones on 8 August 1984 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England and grew up in Stockport, Greater Manchester, and briefly in Falkirk, Scotland. His father was a local authority worker and trade union shop steward, and his mother, Ruth Aylett was an IT lecturer at the University of Salford. He describes himself as a 'fourth-generation socialist'; his grandfather was involved with the Communist Party and his parents met as members of the Trotskyist Militant group. He holds British nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. He follows Christianity and zodiac is Leo.

He attended Bramhall High School and Ridge Danyers Sixth Form College before studying History at University College, Oxford, graduating with a BA in 2005 and a Master of Studies (MSt) in US History in 2007. Before entering journalism, Jones worked as a trade union lobbyist and was a parliamentary researcher for the Labour Party MP John McDonnell, then a backbencher, who later became Shadow Chancellor in 2015.

How is Owen Jones's Career?

Owen Jones journalism career started after he released his first book in 2011, titled Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class which was selected by critic Dwight Garner of The New York Times as one of his top 10 non-fiction books of 2011, and it was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. At the time he was working with The Independent. In November 2012, Jones was awarded Journalist of the Year at the Stonewall Awards, along with The Times journalist Hugo Rifkind. The Daily Telegraph placed Jones 7th in its 2013 list of Britain's most influential left-wingers.

 In February 2013 when Jones was awarded the Young Writer of the Year prize at the Political Book Award. Jones' second book, "The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It" was published in September 2014. He started working for The Guardian by then as a weekly columnist. He then worked for New Stateman.  Also in the course of his career, Owen Jones has made a lot of television appearances as a political commentator on platforms such as; Sky News, Channel 4 News, BBC One’s Question Time, BBC News shows, and ITV’s Daybreak.

What are Owen Jones's Achievements?

Owen Jones was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University (D.Univ) by Staffordshire University in 2015. In February 2013 when Jones was awarded the Young Writer of the Year prize at the Political Book Award. The New York Times selected Jones' book "Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class" as one of his top 10 non-fiction books of 2011. The Daily Telegraph placed Jones 7th in its 2013 list of Britain's most influential left-wingers.

What is Owen Jones's Net Worth?

Information regarding her net worth, salary, houses, cars, businesses, and their worths are not still under review.

How is Owen Jones's Personal Life?

Owens has never been married but he is actually in a relationship with a guy as he is a gay man. Unfortunately, he only posts pictures of their outings without the mention of his name. This is because Owen tries his best to keep him off the spotlight as much as possible.

How Tall is Owen Jones?

Dimensions Jones' body is still not available. He is a gay man. 

Owen Jones is active on social media. Till now, He has more than 879K followers on Twitter with id @OwenJones84.In addition, He has over 88K followers on Instagram that goes by id @owenjones84. He has a facebook profile with id @owenjones84 where she has over 361.7k fans.

Facts to be known about Owen Jones:

  1. Before his sojourn into the world of journalism, Owen Jones worked with the Labour Party MP John McDonnell, for whom he functioned as a researcher and backbencher.
  2. In 2019, broadcaster Andrew Neil accused Jones on live television of propagating "lies and smears" about him.
  3. In February 2013 when Jones was awarded the Young Writer of the Year prize at the Political Book Award, he donated half the £3,000 prize money to support the campaign of Lisa Forbes, a Labour parliamentary candidate, and the other half to Disabled People Against Cuts.
  4.  Jones self-identifies as a feminist, a republican, and a humanist. Jones is gay and strongly opposes gay conversion therapy.
  5.  In November 2013 he delivered the Royal Television Society's Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture, Totally Shameless: How TV Portrays the Working Class.
  6.  In an article published by The independent, in August 2012, Owen Jones heavily criticized U.S. military power as well as American exceptionalism. 
Owen Jones
Quick Facts of Owen Jones
Celebrated Name Owen Jones
Age 35 years old
Nick Name Owen Jones
Birth Name Owen Peter Jones
Birth Date 1984 -08-08
Gender Male
Profession Columnist
Nationality British
Place of Birth Sheffield, United Kingdom
Father Rob Jones
Mother Ruth Aylett
Horoscope leo
Ethnicity White
Religion Christanity
Education Bramhall High School, Ridge Danyers Sixth Form College and University College, Oxford
Famous for Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class(2011)
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