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

Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on Welsh Government's plans to commission a review into the level of quality-related funding provided to Welsh institutions?

Tabled on 16/05/2024

Can I thank the Cabinet Secretary for the response? I know the Welsh Government in its new iteration is keen to create the impression that it is in listening mode. We've heard that from t...

Plenary | 15/05/2024

2. Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on the progress of the Welsh Government's deposit-return scheme? OQ61100

Plenary | 15/05/2024

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact on students in Wales of the UK Government's ban on teaching sex education to children under 9?

Tabled on 15/05/2024

How is the Cabinet Secretary working with the Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy and Welsh Language to ensure schools can access the best interest rates from banks on their reserves?

Tabled on 15/05/2024

What work has the Welsh Government commissioned to understand the impact that a potential future UK Government decision to apply VAT to private schools would have on Welsh state-funded sc...

Tabled on 15/05/2024

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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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