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

How is the Welsh Government planning to respond to the petition on default 20mph speed limits submitted to the Senedd?

Tabled on 21/09/2023

Thank you. You talked a lot about the problems in the health service, and I understand the problems that you mentioned, but can you explain why your co-operation agreement with the Labour...

Plenary | 20/09/2023

Doesn't it say it all about the ambition of this Government that they're bragging about an increase, compared to the early stages of 2021, a time where they closed down the tourism econom...

Plenary | 20/09/2023

What they do tell us, Deputy Minister, is that there are fewer people visiting Wales. The statistics are very clear about that, and I'm worried that we've got a Welsh Government that's mo...

Plenary | 20/09/2023

Diolch yn fawr, Llywydd. Deputy Minister, the most recent statistics on visitor numbers here in Wales present great cause for concern. According to the international passenger survey data...

Plenary | 20/09/2023

I for one welcome the UK Government's massive £500 million investment in Port Talbot, which safeguards 5,000 direct jobs and 17,500 indirect jobs, and the future of the steel industry her...

Plenary | 19/09/2023

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Tom also has an office at:

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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.


Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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