Nick Thomas-Symonds

The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

Labour MP for Torfaen


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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
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department for Business and Trade
  • Passengers: Coronavirus
  • Drugs: Licensing
  • Coronavirus: Quarantine
  • Universal Credit: Torfaen
  • National Cyber Security Centre

Currently held offices

  • The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office (since 8 Jul 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) ( 4 Sep 2023 to 30 May 2024)
  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (18 Jan 2022 to 30 May 2024)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade (29 Nov 2021 to 4 Sep 2023)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Infected Blood Compensation Scheme 21 May 2024

    The infected blood scandal is one the gravest injustices in our history, and a profound moment of shame for the British state. Yesterday, the Leader of the Opposition apologised on behalf of Labour Governments of the past, and the Prime Minister did the same on behalf of all Governments and the country. I join them today in saying a deep and heartfelt sorry. The scale of the horror that was...
  • Cabinet Office: Ministerial Code 25 Apr 2024

    In a letter to me, the Deputy Prime Minister said of Mr Johnson’s recent trip to Venezuela that he was “not acting on behalf of the Government, and the trip was not funded by the Government.” In a written parliamentary answer to me, we were told that Mr Johnson had only made a “courtesy call” to the British residence. Last week, however, the chair of the Advisory Committee on...
  • Cabinet Office: Infected Blood Inquiry: Second Interim Report 25 Apr 2024

    The amendment that was tabled by my right hon. Friend the Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson) and passed by this House at the end of last year was to set up a compensation scheme within a strict time limit of three months. That time limit must remain in the Bill and victims need concrete action. Will the Paymaster General tell us when the Treasury will set out its...

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