Sarah Jones is the Member of Parliament for Croydon Central, elected in June 2017. A former Head of Campaigns at the housing charity Shelter, Sarah was a member of the top team delivering the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and began her career working for Labour MP and Northern Ireland Secretary Mo Mowlam.
Since her election to Parliament, Sarah has campaigned vocally on knife crime. She is the founder and chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime, a cross-party group of over 40 MPs and Lords which is supported by Redthread and Barnardo’s. The APPG’s stated aims are to ‘look in detail at the root causes of knife crime – with particular focus on prevention and early intervention’.
Sarah was appointed as Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister in May 2018, with responsibilities covering affordable housing, leasehold reform and the response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy.