Gareth Thomas

Shadow Minister (International Trade)

Labour/Co-operative MP for Harrow West


Gareth Thomas’s voting in Parliament

Gareth Thomas is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 30 Nov 2023

    This Friday is Romania’s national day, a chance to celebrate the contribution of Romania to European efforts to support Ukraine and to acknowledge the huge contribution that the British Romanian community make here. I was pleased last night to host 150 members of Romanian churches in the UK, including some of the most senior figures in the Romanian Christian community. Will the Leader of...
  • Business and Trade: Exports: Small and Medium-sized Businesses 30 Nov 2023

    I welcome the Minister back to the Department for Business and Trade, and I look forward to helping him hopefully to do better this time around. According to the International Monetary Fund, over the past decade British food and drink exports, including from SMEs, rose by just 3%, which was the lowest growth of any G7 country. The US, Canada, Italy and Japan all saw their exports grow by...
  • Written Answers — Department for Business and Trade: Trade Fairs 29 Nov 2023

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, if she will publish a list of global trade shows which her Department has encouraged businesses to attend in each of the last two years.

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Harrow West

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

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015

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Topics of interest

Gareth Thomas campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Department for International Trade
  • Cabinet Office
  • Health
  • Third Sector
  • Consultants
  • EU Law
  • Department for International Trade: Expenditure
  • Procurement

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (International Trade) (since 10 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill Committee (23 Nov 2022 to 30 Nov 2022)
  • Member, Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill Committee ( 7 Sep 2022 to 18 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill Committee ( 8 Jun 2021 to 15 Jun 2021)
  • Member, International Trade Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 8 Jun 2020)
  • Member, International Trade Committee ( 8 May 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) ( 9 Oct 2016 to 15 Jun 2017)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) ( 7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) ( 7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) ( 8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (International Development) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development) ( 5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development ( 5 Oct 2008 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) ( 2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development) ( 2 Jul 2007 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development (13 Jun 2003 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Party Chair, Co-operative Party ( 1 Jul 2000 to 8 Jun 2019)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Nov 1997 to 25 Nov 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Nov 2023.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Tamils for Labour
Address of donor: 85 Great Portland Street, 1st Floor, London W1W 7LT
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to support my campaign work as the MP for Harrow West
Donor status: company, registration 11808595
(Registered 03 March 2023)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Harrow: (i) and (ii). (Registered 27 June 2014)

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