Left wing writer and newspaper columnist Owen Jones to speak in Doncaster tonight

Owen Jones.
Owen Jones.

Author, columnist and commentator Owen Jones is to speak at a sold out engagement in Doncaster tonight.

The Sheffield born left-wing wordsmith will be back on home soil for the event at the Danum Hotel from 7pm.

Jones, a regular columnist for The Guardian, describes himself as a “4th generation socialist” - his grandfather was involved with the Communist Party and his parents met as members of the Trotskyist Militant tendency.

Prior to his media career, Jones worked as a trade-union lobbyist and as a parliamentary researcher for the Labour Party.

His work has also appeared in the New Statesman, the Sunday Mirror and Le Monde and he has made a number of television appearances as a political commentator, including several BBC News shows, Sky News, Channel 4 News, ITV’s Daybreak and BBC One’s Question Time.

He also penned the best-seller Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class, which discusses stereotypes of sections of the British working class and use of the pejorative term “chav”.

His second book, The Establishment and How They Get Away With It, was published in September 2014.