Joey Jones

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Joey Jones is Sky News Deputy Political Editor. Since joining the political team in 2007, Joey has become a respected analyst of the Westminster scene and has developed a unique way of scrutinising Prime Minister’s Questions and other set-piece events, reviewing MPs' performances with detailed video analysis.

In 2009, he was nominated for the RTS Specialist Journalist award.

During the 2010 General Election, Joey accompanied David Cameron’s campaign and subsequently co-authored a book about the election and the formation of the government with Political Editor Adam Boulton entitled Hung Together.

Joey broke the stories of the resignations of Jacqui Smith and Hazel Blears and shadowed David Cameron throughout the 2010 General Election.

Joey went to school in Exeter, then studied History and English at Jesus College, Oxford. He was a reporter at BBC Radio Devon from 1997-1998, before moving to report for the Euronews channel, based in Lyon, from 1998-99.

Joey began working at Sky News in 1999 and became a full-time member of staff in 2002. Joey is a big jazz fan, enjoys cooking and plays the tenor saxophone.

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Articles by Joey Jones

  1. Inverness: A Very Yellow Election Battle

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. The current MP, Danny Alexander, has been one of the most prominent advocates of the party's involvement in coalition government, first as a close aide to leader Nick Clegg and subsequently as ...

  2. Education Protected In Lib Dem Manifesto

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. The Lib Dem leader says his party, unlike Labour or the Conservatives, will maintain funding for nurseries, schools and further education institutions in real terms and per pupil. The pledge is nevertheless dependent ...

  3. Green Manifesto To Pledge 'Peaceful Revolution'

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. The party has been more prominent than ever before in this election campaign, though its chances of building on its current tally of a single seat (Brighton Pavilion) remain limited. The party leader ...

  4. Redruth Undecided As Tories Hold Upper Hand

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. The seat (previously known as Falmouth and Camborne) was Conservative until 1997 - Seb Coe was the MP; then Labour until 2005 when Julia Goldsworthy took it for the Lib Dems. In 2010 it ...

  5. Lib Dem Vow To Help 'Clipped Wing Generation'

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. The Help To Rent scheme would provide a deposit to young people who are in full-time employment in the form of a government-backed loan. The Lib Dems believe there would be a very ...

  6. Far From Fever Pitch In Montgomeryshire

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. This is a seat the Lib Dems are kicking themselves for losing in 2010 (many blame the former MP Lembit Opik for tending to his media profile better than his constituency). Now they ...

  7. Retirements Pose Seat Headache For Lib Dems

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. The majority in 2010 was more than 6000, and the most recent poll carried out by Lord Ashcroft last November showed the party still will a decent, though substantially reduced lead over the ...

  8. Is Nick Clegg Rattled Or Resilient?

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. A day before the ITV leader's debate in Manchester, the only event that will feature seven leaders together on the main stage, the Liberal Democrat leader was confronted with a poll that ...

  9. Clegg Tells Senior Lib Dems To Stop Squabbling

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. Speaking as he announced the Liberal Democrat pledge for £3.5bn of extra funding for mental health over then next five years, Mr Clegg warned: "I have absolutely no time for bickering in ...

  10. In The Margins: Peterborough, A Two-Horse Race

    Posted by - Joey Jones, Deputy Political Editor. You might say it is a seat that today feels how bellweather seats used to feel. Straightforward in a way that so few marginals are in this election: the Conservatives hold it; Labour ...

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