Simon Hart

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Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire


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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Simon Hart’s voting in Parliament

Simon Hart is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a random selection of Simon Hart’s votes.

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

We have lots more plain English analysis of Simon Hart’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Simon Hart’s full vote analysis page for more.

Simon Hart has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Floating Offshore Wind Projects — [Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair] 18 Oct 2022

    Does my right hon. Friend agree that the much-rumoured and long-awaited freeport status for places such as Milford Haven—even in conjunction with Neath Port Talbot or similar—would accelerate all of the exciting initiatives he has referred to?
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: British Constitution: Reform 6 Jul 2022

    I have not had any discussions with the Welsh Government on constitutional reform. Nor have I had any discussions on constitutional reform with businesses, charities, stakeholders, voters, or investors. As we recover from the pandemic and devote ourselves to helping with Ukraine this is the last thing any sane person thinks is a priority.
  • Wales: Passport Application Processing 6 Jul 2022

    Passport applications from Wales may be handled at all Passport Office processing sites throughout the UK. Between March and May, 98.5% of UK applications were completed within the published processing time of 10 weeks.

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Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Simon Hart campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Health
  • Departmental Regulation
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Squirrels
  • Broadband
  • Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

Currently held offices

  • Chief Whip (since 25 Oct 2022)
  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Wales (16 Dec 2019 to 6 Jul 2022)
  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (27 Jul 2019 to 16 Dec 2019)
  • Member, DCMS Sub-Committee on Disinformation (12 Mar 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (26 Oct 2017 to 20 Dec 2017)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (26 Oct 2017 to 20 Dec 2017)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Sub-Committee (14 Oct 2015 to 22 Mar 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (8 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (3 Dec 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 20 Jan 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: 8hwe Ltd
Address of donor: 106 Cleveland St, London W1T 6NX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Date received: 8 June 2022

Date accepted: 8 June 2022

Donor status: company, registration 04024808

(Registered 09 June 2022)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Abigail Kate Hart, as Office Manager. (Updated 06 April 2017)

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