People of the Senedd

Simon Thomas

Simon Thomas

My Senedd Activities

What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the effectiveness of the badger culling method used in England as a means of controlling bovine TB?

Tabled on 19/07/2018

What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of setting community energy targets for local authorities, ensuring that planning delays are limited, assisting communities hoping to genera...

Tabled on 19/07/2018

Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the Welsh Government’s commitment to improve the electric car infrastructure of Wales by installing much needed rapid-charging points?

Tabled on 19/07/2018

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the effectiveness of introducing 50 miles per hour speed limits, as well as other measures in five locations on Welsh roads, in improving...

Tabled on 19/07/2018

Will the Cabinet Secretary be recommending to KeolisAmey that it procure hydrogen-powered trains, since they give zero-emissions at the point of use whilst negating the need for the insta...

Tabled on 19/07/2018

What steps is the Welsh Government taking to train farmers so that the shelf-life of sheep carcasses from Wales can be extended?

Tabled on 19/07/2018

More information and calendar events

Detailed information: Simon Thomas


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.

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.

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)

Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)


Media Assets

Calendar events: Simon Thomas