Carolyn Thomas
Carolyn-thomas.jpg
Thomas in 2021
Member of the Senedd
for North Wales
Assumed office
6 May 2021
Personal details
Born1965 (age 56–57)
Cheshire, England
Political partyLabour (Since 2015)
OccupationPostal worker
WebsiteOfficial website

Carolyn Thomas (born 1965) is a Welsh Labour Party politician who has been a Member of the Senedd (MS) for North Wales since the 2021 Senedd election.

Early career and election

Before being elected to the Senedd, Thomas worked as a postal worker until 2020 and was a member of the Communication Workers Union (CWU). In 2008, she was elected to Flintshire County Council as an independent representing Treuddyn before joining Labour in 2015.[1] In 2019, Thomas became Deputy Leader of the council.[2][3][4]

Thomas was selected to lead the North Wales regional list for Labour in the 2021 Senedd election and was elected as Labour's first ever Member of the Senedd for the North Wales region.[5]

Parliamentary career

In February 2022, Thomas was one of three Labour MSs to vote in favour of introducing rent controls in Wales.[6]

Personal life

Thomas is married and has three children.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Flintshire councillor defects to Labour after politically 'maturing'". Daily Post. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Councillor details - Cllr Carolyn Thomas". Flintshire County Council. 11 May 2021. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  3. ^ Randall, Liam (4 August 2020). "Flintshire: Deputy leader of Flintshire Council aiming to become Labour's lead regional list candidate for next year's Senedd elections". Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Why Vote for Me?". www.carolynthomas.wales. Retrieved 11 May 2021. Up to last year I was ... a part time post woman
  5. ^ Nuttall, Andrew (8 May 2021). "Labour, Conservative and Plaid Cymru claim regional MS spots for North Wales". North Wales Pioneer. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  6. ^ Rebecca, Wilks (10 February 2022). "Rent controls: Welsh Senedd members react to snub". The National. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  7. ^ Mosalski, Ruth (8 May 2021). "These are the 18 new Members of the Senedd in Wales". WalesOnline. Retrieved 11 May 2021.