Professor George Jones

George Jones has from 2003 been Emeritus Professor of Government at LSE where he was Professor of Government between 1976 and 2003. He has authored, co-authored and edited a number of books, chapters and articles on British central and local government, including the biography of Herbert Morrison, B. Donoughue and G.W. Jones, 'Herbert Morrison: Portrait of a Politician' (London Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973) and (London: Phoenix Press, 2001).

He has written about advising the Prime Minister and Cabinet in J. M. Lee, G.W. Jones and J. Burnham, 'At the Centre of Whitehall' (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998); and a study of prime ministers in G.W. Jones (ed.), 'West European Prime Ministers' (London: Frank Cass, 1991). He wrote the first study of the private secretaries of prime ministers in G.W. Jones, “The Prime Ministers’ Secretaries: Politicians or Administrators?” in J.G. Griffith (ed.), 'From Politics to Administration' (London: Allen and Unwin, 1975). His latest book is with Andrew Blick, 'At Power's Elbow: Aides to the Prime Minister from Robert Walpole to David Cameron' (London: Biteback Publishing, 2013).