People of the Senedd

Tom Giffard MS

Tom Giffard MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Conservative Party

Welsh Conservative Party Group

South Wales West

My Senedd Activities

For 2024-25, the Government is providing unhypothecated revenue funding of over £5.72 billion and over £1 billion in specific grant funding to support local authorities in delivering stat...

Plenary | 28/02/2024

8. How does the Welsh Government ensure that local governments prioritise statutory services in South Wales West? OQ60731

Plenary | 28/02/2024

Thank you for that answer, First Minister. Grass-roots music venues are the lifeblood of many communities across Wales. Indeed the Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and Inte...

Plenary | 27/02/2024

What is the Welsh Government's strategy for securing a sustainable future for the music sector?

Tabled on 22/02/2024

What assessment has the Minister made of the recent sexual assault allegations from a WRU employee at the Principality Stadium?

Tabled on 21/02/2024

How does the Welsh Government ensure that local governments prioritise statutory services in South Wales West?

Tabled on 21/02/2024

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Biography

Tom also has an office at:

80 High Street

Gorseinon

SA4 4BL

Key Interests

Tom’s priorities include strengthening Wales’s tourism offering, championing Welsh culture and supporting grassroots sport.

Tom has a strong passion for education, having worked as a Learning Support Assistant in a Welsh Language primary school. He also has a keen interest in the structures and development of local government, after leading the Conservative Council Group in Bridgend for 4 years.

Personal history

Tom grew up both in Penllergaer, Swansea and Ammanford, Carmarthenshire as his parents were separated. Graduating from Swansea University with a BA in History and Politics in 2013, Tom then continued to live in Swansea for a number of years before moving to Bridgend in 2016.

Professional background

Tom, who is a second language Welsh speaker, has held various roles during his professional life, firstly becoming a Learning Support Assistant in a Welsh Language primary school. He then went on to complete his studies at Swansea University. Upon his graduation, he then went on to work as a Community Liaison Officer within his region of South Wales West before organising campaigns and working with volunteers in both Swansea and Bridgend. Prior to his election as a Member of the Senedd for South Wales West, Tom held the position of Office Manager for the local Member of Parliament.

Political history

Before his election to the Senedd in 2021, Tom was elected to the Brackla ward as a Bridgend County Borough Councillor in 2017, where he led the Conservative Group on the Council. He also chaired the Bridgend County Borough Council Education Scrutiny Committee, overseeing and scrutinising the council's multi-million-pound education budget. After his election to the Senedd, Tom was appointed as the Welsh Conservative spokesperson for Culture, Tourism and Sport, where he continues to champion local businesses and organisations.

Membership

Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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