Sarah Jones has been the Member of Parliament for Croydon Central since 2017 and was re-elected at the 2019 General Election.
Since becoming an MP, Sarah has set up and led the national cross-party campaign against knife crime and has previously held the position of Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister – with responsibilities including social housing, private renting and response to the Grenfell disaster.
Since April 2020, Sarah has been Labour’s Shadow Minister for Policing and the Fire Service.
In 2018, Sarah campaigned alongside Baroness Tessa Jowell for better treatment for brain tumours and led a high-profile debate in the House of Commons. Sarah continued to campaign in the wake of Tessa’s death from brain cancer, prompting the government to launch the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. Sarah now sits on the Joint Strategy Board of the Mission.
A former senior civil servant, Sarah was a member of the top team delivering the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. She held various senior roles within the NHS and as Head of Campaigns at the housing charity Shelter. Sarah began her career working for Labour MP and Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam.
Sarah has lived in Croydon all her life and her kids go to school here. Locally she has recently set up campaigns to ‘rezone’ Croydon’s main stations to make commuting cheaper, and to introduce new tram safety laws following the 2016 Croydon Tram Crash.