Simon Hart

The Secretary of State for Wales

Conservative MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire

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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: 12 Oct 2020. 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

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Animal Welfare: Wales 18 May 2022

    I have regular discussions with colleagues in the Welsh Government on a wide range of subjects. Owing to the range of topics covered by this question, I will address each point in turn. (a): DEFRA holds regular discussions with the devolved administrations – including the Welsh Government – through an Animal Welfare Policy Group. This group provides a key strategic policy and regulatory...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Wales Office: The Government’s Legislative Programme (Wales) 2022-23 11 May 2022

    The legislative programme for the third session was outlined at the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday 10 May. This statement provides a summary of the programme and its application to Wales. It does not include draft bills, Law Commission bills or Finance Bills. People in Wales have benefited from our UK-wide £400 billion package of support during the pandemic which has protected over...
  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Air Pollution: Wales 27 Apr 2022

    Wales Office Ministers have had no discussions to date with the Welsh Government in regard to the Clean Air (Wales) Bill.

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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
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Departmental Regulation
  • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control
  • Broadband
  • Squirrels
  • Private Prosecutions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
  • The Secretary of State for Wales (since 16 Dec 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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: 16 May 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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