Kevan Jones has been the Labour Party member of Parliament (MP) for North Durham since 2001. He is a former Labour defence minister and was shadow defence minister from 2010 until he was forced to resign in a front bench reshuffle in 2016. 
In the 2015 and 2017 UK general elections Jones was re-elected with increased majorities.
Comments on Fox-Werritty affair
- Each day the questions mount up for Liam Fox. He has to explain why he needs Adam Werritty, who appears to be an unofficial adviser, when he has three special advisers costing the taxpayer pay almost £200,000. “Adam Werritty has been travelling the world giving the impression he was an official adviser and it would appear Dr Fox has not counteracted this impression. We need answers.” 
- Vice-chair - All-Party Parliamentary Group on Defence and Security Issues
- Vice-chair - United Kingdom-United Arab Emirates All-Party Parliamentary Group
- Member of the Armed Forces Bill Select Committee
- Kevan Jones, Shadow reshuffle? It was amateur, shambolic and a threat to security, Mail on Sunday, January 2016, accessed 23 March 2018
- Mr Kevan Jones, www.parliament.uk, accessed 14 December 2013.
- In 2015 this was by 13,644 votes. North Durham constituency General Election 2015 results: Full standings, MP and reaction Chronicle Live, 8 May 2015, accessed 18 May 2015
- Rupert Neate, Labour questions £170,000 cost of Liam Fox's official advisers, The Guardian, 13 October 2011, accessed 23 March 2018
- Dods people, 'Arrivals, moves and departures', Civil Service World, accessed 3 November 2015