Jenny was born in Brighton, the daughter of a hospital cook and a dinner lady. She worked from a young age, starting with mucking out horse stables to get a free horse ride. She married at 20 and had 2 daughters before settling in London in 1991. Over the years she worked as a crafts teacher, a secretary, a book keeper, a shop assistant and an office manager. At age 45 she earnt a BSc (Hons) in Archaeology and spent nearly 10 years working as an archaeologist. She has no pets, no car and grows her own vegetables in summer.
Now Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, the Green Party’s sole representative in the House of Lords, Jenny has held several prominent political roles. She has served as: Deputy Mayor of London; the Mayor’s Green Transport Advisor; Road Safety Ambassador; Deputy Chair of the London Assembly’s Police and Crime Committee; the Chair of London Food; Green Councillor for Southwark Council and Chair of the Green Party of England and Wales. In 2004 she was named as one of 200 ‘women of achievement’ by Buckingham Palace
Jenny served on the London Assembly from 2000-16 and worked on housing, policing and civil liberties, cycling and walking, road safety and the legacy of the 2012 Olympics/ Paralympics. In the 2000 to 2008 London administration, under Ken Livingstone, she was the Mayor’s Green Transport Advisor, advising him on sustainable forms of transport. She was also Chair of London Food, a Mayoral body looking at ways of giving Londoners fresher, healthier and more affordable food while minimising its environmental impact
When the Green party was offered its first seat in the House of Lords in the summer of 2013 Jenny Jones was at the top of the party’s selection list, the result of a vote by all party members. Jenny was introduced to the House of Lords on November 5th 2013, she took her title, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, from the council estate she grew up on in Brighton