Tim Thomas

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Plaid Cymru candidate for Ogmore and fourth on the South Wales West list

He was educated at both Swansea and Cardiff Universities and lives in Bridgend with his wife and two young children. He works as a researcher for Communities First, and has previously worked in both the private and public sector, including working in a local family garden centre business near Pencoed.

In 2015, Tim stood as the Plaid Cymru Westminster Candidate and previously set up and chaired the highly successful 'Yes for Wales' campaign in both the Bridgend and Ogmore Constituencies when he stood as Bridgend Assembly candidate in 2011. Tim has campaigned for a fair job evaluation process for Bridgend Council workers and set up 'Bridgend Against the Bedroom Tax.' Tim was Vice Chair of 'Wales Against the Bedroom Tax' a group striving to defeat the Bedroom Tax across Wales and to help people with appeals and tribunals.

As a committed trade union member and a member of the Bridgend and Pontypridd People's Assembly, Tim has campaigned against austerity measures which have hit the most poor and vulnerable the hardest, he was also one of the lead campaigners against the removal of vital hospital services across South Wales including the Princess of Wales in Bridgend. Tim is a member of Pencoed Town Council and a Parent-Governor at Ysgol Bro Ogwr. His main interests are tackling poverty, health and as a member of a Welsh language strategy advisory group to Bridgend Council, he is passionate about the Welsh language.

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