Nick Thomas-Symonds

Shadow Home Secretary

(since April 2020)
3 APPG memberships (as of 1 Jul 2020)
Blood Cancer, Industrial Heritage, Parkinson's

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Sparring Partners
Mr Ben Wallace (Conservative) Secretary of State for Defence (151 debate interactions) View debates with Robert Wallace Robert Buckland (Conservative) Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (54 debate interactions) View debates with Robert Buckland Mr Geoffrey Cox (Conservative) (47 debate interactions) View debates with Charles Cox View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Torfaen Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
109,553
Petition Closed

Ban the sale of animal fur in the UK.

Gov Responded - 28 Nov 2017 Debated on - 4 Jun 2018 View Nick Thomas-Symonds's petition debate contributions
23 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Fur farming was banned in England and Wales in 2000, followed by Scotland in 2002. However fur products can still be legally imported from other countries and sold here in the UK. Much of this fur comes from countries that have very weak or no animal welfare laws at all.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View Nick Thomas-Symonds's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 4 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.


Most recent EDMs signed by Nick Thomas-Symonds

Date Tabled Title Signatures
4 Jun 2020
Nick Thomas-Symonds signed this EDM on Thursday 11th June 2020

Legal Aid and Advice

Tabled by: Mr David Lammy (Labour - Tottenham)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the Civil Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 (S.I., 2020, No. 515), dated 15 May 2020, a copy of which was laid before this House on 18 May 2020, be annulled.
116 signatures
(Most recent: 9 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 103
Liberal Democrat: 6
Plaid Cymru: 2
Scottish National Party: 2
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
11 Mar 2020
Nick Thomas-Symonds signed this EDM on Tuesday 17th March 2020

War widows pensions

Tabled by: Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth)
That this House honours and recognises the sacrifices that our veterans and their families make; notes the particular sacrifices that the partners of veterans make and the consequences for them of tragically losing a spouse or partner serving in the armed forces; notes the changes announced in 2014 which allowed …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 6
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
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Commons initiatives

2 Urgent Questions tabled by Nick Thomas-Symonds

Date Forum Title
30 Jun 2020 Commons Chamber Civil Service Appointments
19 Feb 2019 Commons Chamber Northern Ireland Backstop

1 Adjournment Debate led by Nick Thomas-Symonds

Date Forum Title
31 Oct 2017 Commons Chamber Pompe Disease

Nick Thomas-Symonds has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


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