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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Recent appearances

  • Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill 6 Sep 2022

    It is a privilege to open this Second Reading debate on behalf of the Opposition—in what is evidently the biggest political event of the day. I welcome the fact that we are finally here for a longer debate on trade, albeit after the ratification of the two deals we are discussing, and let me say at the outset that the Labour party is in favour of securing trade deals with countries around...
  • Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill 6 Sep 2022

    I completely support what the Chair of the Select Committee says. It is a cross-party Committee, so this is not a partisan point. Whatever has been negotiated by Ministers, they should be willing to open themselves up to scrutiny from this House. As I said, this is also a breach of the Government’s own promise. Lord Grimstone wrote in May 2020: “The Government does not envisage a new FTA...
  • Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill 6 Sep 2022

    I thank the hon. Member for his congratulations on my biography of Harold Wilson; that is greatly appreciated. On scrutiny, if only the Prime Minister had held the trade brief in the past and been able to do something about it then. Is not the truth perhaps that the Government are running away from scrutiny because they are failing to support exporters properly? The Opposition have been...

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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
  • Universal Credit: Torfaen
  • National Cyber Security Centre

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: 5 Sep 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 until 28 July 2022, Patron, Breast Care Unit, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (unpaid role). (Registered 17 January 2019; updated 28 July 2022)
From 11 March 2022, District President of Torfaen Scouts (unpaid role). (Registered 14 March 2022)

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