Mr Gareth Thomas

Former Labour MP for Clwyd West

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Army Restructuring (Wales) 1 Feb 2005

    Will the Minister give way?
  • Army Restructuring (Wales) 1 Feb 2005

    Why are the Scottish regiments being treated more favourably, as Wales would see it, than the Welsh? Will the Minister respond to the specific point on what we consider the relegation of the old name, compared with what is happening in Scotland?
  • Army Restructuring (Wales) 1 Feb 2005

    Before I open this debate on an important topical issue in Wales, it would be appropriate, as I hope all hon. Members agree, to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent Hercules crash in Iraq, and to those men and women who have served this country in Iraq and other areas in recent times. I am grateful to have the opportunity to initiate this debate on Army restructuring in...

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Former Labour MP for Clwyd West

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 11 April 2005 — General election (stood again)

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Other offices held in the past

  • PPS (Rt Hon Paul Murphy, Secretary of State), Northern Ireland Office (13 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Barrister in private practice.

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