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Simon Thomas AM

Simon Thomas AM

Party: Plaid Cymru

Region: Mid and West Wales

Contact information

Office Address: 
32 Pier Street
SY23 2LN

Phone:  01970 624 984

Assembly Address: 
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Phone:  0300 200 7190


Terms of Office

  • 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  • 06/05/2016 - 25/07/2018

Additional Information

Main interests and achievements

Simon's political interests include: the environment; food and rural affairs; transport; international development; energy; and culture, media and sport.


Personal history

Simon Thomas lives in Aberystwyth with his wife; they have two children.


Professional background

Simon worked as a librarian before becoming a researcher for Taff-Ely Borough Council.  He was also an anti-poverty worker and a rural development manager for Jigso.


Political history

Simon was elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Ceredigion in 2000 and 2001, and became a member of the Environmental Audit Committee.

After losing his seat, he became a development manager with Technium in Pembrokeshire. He then became a special senior advisor to the Welsh Government, advising the Deputy First Minister and other Plaid Cymru Ministers.

He was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2011 and again in 2016.


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