Simon Thomas AM was a Member of the National
Assembly for Wales between May 2011 and July 2018. This was his
biography at the time he left.
Main interests and achievements
Simon's political interests include: the
environment; food and rural affairs; transport; international
development; energy; and culture, media and sport.
Simon Thomas lives in Aberystwyth with his
wife; they have two children.
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.
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.