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
Main interests and
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
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.