Mr Simon Thomas

Former Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion


As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Department: Prevention of Terrorism Bill 7 Apr 2005

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the legal advice he has received regarding derogation from Article 5 of the European Charter of Human Rights for provisions under the Prevention of Terrorism Bill.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Wales: Employment 6 Apr 2005

    Today's decision by Dairy Farmers of Britain to close the Llangadog creamery, which will also affect the milk bottling plant in Cardiff, shows the difficulty that we have in the dairy industry in Wales at the moment. What can the Secretary of State say for dairy farmers throughout south Wales and about the job losses being experienced by that industry? What steps can he, with the National...
  • Written Answers — Treasury: Listed Places of Worship 4 Apr 2005

    To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will allow listed places of worship under his Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme to reclaim VAT paid on renovations and improvements which are designed to meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 2000.

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Former Plaid Cymru MP for Ceredigion

Entered the House of Commons on 3 February 2000 — Byelection

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

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Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Chief Whip (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)
  • Spokesperson (Agriculture; Culture; Environment; Heritage; International Development; Sustainable Energy; Transport) (19 Jan 2004 to 16 Jan 2006)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Apr 2005.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fortnightly article for 'Y Cymro'. (Up to £5,000)

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