Nick Thomas-Symonds

Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

Labour MP for Torfaen


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Nick Thomas-Symonds’s voting in Parliament

Nick Thomas-Symonds is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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Last updated: 18 Jan 2021. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: Department for International Trade: Staff 22 Jul 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her Department’s allocated budget and (b) staff headcount is for the trade and investment hubs in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) Northern Ireland and (iv) Darlington.
  • International Trade: Trade with the EU 21 Jul 2022

    Thank you, Mr Speaker. I join you in wishing Penny and Isabel well for the future. I also welcome the Minister to the Dispatch Box. I ask this question in place of my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow West (Gareth Thomas), who has covid. I am sure that the whole House will wish him a swift recovery. The tonnage of UK trade in food, feed and drink with both the EU and non-EU countries has...
  • International Trade: Topical Questions 21 Jul 2022

    We Opposition Members have long argued that the Government are not doing enough to support exporters. It is now clear that the former Minister, the hon. Member for Finchley and Golders Green (Mike Freer), absolutely agrees. He argued that the trade access programme is underfunded and said of it, “We support too few shows, we don’t send enough business, our pavilions are often decent but...

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Labour MP for Torfaen

Entered the House of Commons on 8 May 2015 — General election

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Topics of interest

Nick Thomas-Symonds campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Home Office
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Department of Health
  • Attorney General
  • Cabinet Office
  • Passengers: Coronavirus
  • Drugs: Licensing
  • Coronavirus: Quarantine
  • National Cyber Security Centre
  • Universal Credit: Torfaen

Currently held offices

  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade (since 29 Nov 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Home Secretary (5 Apr 2020 to 29 Nov 2021)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Security) (3 Jul 2017 to 5 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Solicitor General (9 Oct 2016 to 5 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (18 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, Justice Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 26 Oct 2015)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via The Wylie Agency (UK) Ltd, 17 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA:
28 April 2022, received £3,186.50 exclusive of VAT from Weidenfeld & Nicolson United Kingdom, Orion Publishing Group, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC47 0DZ, for the delivery and acceptance of the typescript for a book. Hours: since entering Parliament, estimated at approx. 700 hours in total between May 2015 and April 2022. (Registered 12 May 2022)
18 May 2022, received royalties of £593.32 exclusive of VAT from Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DB, for books written before entering Parliament. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 19 May 2022)
Royalties from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, Shackleton House, 4 Battle Bridge Lane, London SE1 2HX, for books and articles written before entering Parliament:
23 March 2022, received 117.83. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 30 March 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
Barrister, not currently practising. (Registered 03 June 2015)
From 16 January 2019, Patron, Breast Care Unit, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (unpaid role). (Registered 17 January 2019)
From 11 March 2022, District President of Torfaen Scouts (unpaid role). (Registered 14 March 2022)

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