Nick Thomas-Symonds
Shadow Security Minister
Assumed office
3 July 2017
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by none
Shadow Solicitor General for England and Wales
Assumed office
9 October 2016
Leader Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Jo Stevens
Shadow Employment Minister
In office
11 January 2016 – 27 June 2016
Preceded by Emily Thornberry
Succeeded by Margaret Greenwood
Shadow Pensions Minister
In office
17 September 2015 – 11 January 2016
Preceded by Gregg McClymont
Succeeded by Angela Rayner
Member of Parliament
for Torfaen
Assumed office
8 May 2015
Preceded by Paul Murphy
Majority 10,240 (26.6%)
Personal details
Born (1980-05-26) 26 May 1980 (age 44)
Website Official

Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds, (born 26 May 1980) is a British Labour Party politician, barrister, and academic. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Torfaen since May 2015. Before entering Parliament, he was a chancery and commercial barrister at Civitas Law. He is also the author of Attlee: A Life in Politics and Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan.

Political career

Thomas-Symonds was selected as prospective Labour parliamentary candidate for Torfaen on 7 March 2015 and subsequently won the seat in the General Election on 7 May 2015.

After a brief stint on the Justice Select Committee, he was appointed Shadow Pensions Minister on 17 September 2015 before being promoted to Shadow Employment Minister on 11 January 2016. He resigned the role of Shadow Employment Minister on 27 June 2016. On 11 October 2016 he accepted the position of Shadow Solicitor General and on 3 July 2017 he was appointed as Shadow Security Minister within the Shadow Home Affairs Team.

He has served as Chair of four All-Party Parliamentary Groups: Off-Patent Drugs; Industrial Heritage; Legal & Constitutional Affairs; and Archives & History.

Nick Thomas-Symonds was drawn in the ballot for a Private Members’ Bill on 4 June 2015 and introduced the Off-Patent Drugs Bill. This ran out of time at Second Reading on 6 November 2015, but substantial parts of the Bill were later incorporated into the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill on 29 January 2016. As a result of promises secured by Nick Thomas-Symonds MP the British National Formulary has started to include off-label drugs in their new indication where there is sufficient evidence.