The North Wales police and crime commissioner has been accused of “cronyism” after his force withdrew from policing anti-fracking protests following his intervention.
Jones had a long career in the North Wales Police, becoming Operational Inspector for the eastern division before retiring in 2008. Jones served two full terms as county councillor for Gwersyllt West ward on Wrexham County Borough Council from 2008 until 2017.  He was lead member for Children’s Social Care in the Wrexham county administration led by Aled Roberts, and stood as Plaid Cymru’s candidate for the Wrexham Constituency in the 2010 General Election.
In 2012, Jones was reprimanded by the Chief Executive of Wrexham County Borough Council for sending Tweets from a council meeting contrary to the Council’s standing orders.