Simon Hart was re-elected the Conservative Member of Parliament for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire for the fourth time in December 2019.
Prior to being elected, Simon was Chief Executive of the Countryside Alliance, Europe's largest rural affairs lobby group, for seven years. He took over as its Chairman in September 2015. His long-standing interest in learning outside the classroom has been reflected in his chairmanship of a charitable group that works with Government on this subject and his appointment as an educational consultant to the Countryside Alliance.
He previously worked as a chartered surveyor in Carmarthen and Haverfordwest and served with the Territorial Army for seven years.
Simon served as Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office from July 2019, before being appointed Secretary of State for Wales in December 2019.
Prior to his ministerial roles, Simon served on various Select Committees, including the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, Welsh Affairs Select Committee, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Commons Select Committee on Standards and Commons Select Committee of Privileges.
He lives near Narberth with his wife and two children.
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