Jenny Jones is an English politician and prominent member of the Green Party of England and Wales. She currently represents the Green Party in the London Assembly, and it standing to be Mayor of London in the 2012 elections. She was Deputy Mayor of London from May 2003 to June 2004. She was also the sole Green councillor on Southwark Council from 2006 to 2010.
Before entering politics, Jones worked as financial controller in London. She attended the Institute of Archaeology at University College London as a mature student, studying archaeology. She spent about ten years as an archaeologist in the Middle East, "specialising in analysing ancient bird droppings", before embarking on a career in politics.
Jones joined the Green Party in 1988. She has held several posts within the party, including the position of Chair on the Green Party Executive from 1995 to 1997.