Simon Hart

Simon Anthony Hart (born 15 August 1963)[3][4] is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for Wales since 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, he was first elected in the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, defeating the previous Labour MP Nick Ainger who had represented the constituency and its predecessor since 1992.[5] He was reelected in 2015, 2017 and 2019.


Simon Hart

Official portrait, 2017
Secretary of State for Wales
Assumed office
16 December 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byAlun Cairns
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
In office
24 July 2019  16 December 2019
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Preceded byOliver Dowden
Succeeded byJeremy Quin
Member of Parliament
for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded byNick Ainger
Majority7,745 (18.4%)[1]
Personal details
Born (1963-08-15) 15 August 1963 (age 58)
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Abigail Kate Hart[2]
Alma materRoyal Agricultural College
Websitewww.simon-hart.com