|Jones Jack (Wales)|
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Not to be confused with his namesake, the leader of the T&G, Jack Jones was briefly a Communist in the Welsh mining valleys and always a chameleon type figure in the political sphere before he settled into being a novelist.
He was born in 1884 at Tai-Harri-Blawdd in
When he eventually returned to
After World War One, Jones became a member of the Communist Party. He attended the founding convention in
But Jones left the Party after only three years, joining the Labour Party on being appointed to the position of full-time secretary of the miners at Blaengarw in 1923. In 1926 he had successfully entered a short play he had written entitled `Dad's Double’ into a competition in
In 1927 he produced his first article for the press entitled:`The Need for a Lib-Lab Coalition’. He was later asked by Lloyd George to join the Liberal's speaking staff and by 1929 he had been adopted as the Liberal candidate for the Neath parliamentary division. Having lost to Labour, Jones then made another rapid political change by becoming a speaker for Mosley's New Party before its more obvious decline into open fascism.
His first novel `