Member of Parliament for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Simon was elected as MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire in May 2010. Aged 44, he lives in Llanmill near Narberth and is married to Abigail who was born in Carmarthen and who runs a small business selling children’s clothes in Pembrokeshire. They have two young children who both go to Tavernspite CP School.
Simon has previously worked as Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, Europe’s largest rural affairs lobby group, as a chartered surveyor in Carmarthen and Haverfordwest for just over ten years, and served with the Territorial Army for five years.
His role with the Countryside Alliance gave Simon the opportunity to campaign on the issues that matter to rural communities and to develop a practical understanding of the differences between rural and urban life and the challenges they both present to the people who live there.
Locally, Simon is involved in a range of activities such as being a Governor of Tavernspite CP School and a member of Cresselly Cricket Club.
As a local man, Simon knows what is important to the residents of Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire. He works closely with Angela Burns, the local Welsh Assembly Member, to campaign on the issues at the heart of the constituency.
Simon’s political ambitions have always been for this seat. He is a local man with national experience who wants to channel his commitment into the community in which he and his family live.
Simon was re-elected in May 2015 with a majority of over 6,000 votes.