Des-Thomas

Des Thomas

Presiding Member / Chair – Education and Young People Cabinet Advisory Committee

Electoral Ward: West Cross

Cllr.Des.Thomas@swansea.gov.uk

01792 636 923

I have lived in West Cross since 1966, and am currently living in Southlands Drive.  I have two married sons who each have three children.

I worked as a research technician at Swansea University for 35 years. I served as a Justice of the Peace for more than 30 years.

I have been a councillor for approximately 40 years, having served on successive city councils as well as West Glamorgan County Council. I have represented West Cross since 1989.

In 1996/7 I was the first Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea Council.

Currently, I am the council’s presiding member, that is I chair council meetings, and I am the deputy cabinet member for education. I am also chair of the Education & Young People’s Cabinet Advisory Committee, and I chair the council’s Constitution Working Group and its Appeals & Awards Committee.

I am a member of both the Finance & Performance Improvement Scrutiny Committee and Young People’s Scrutiny Committee.

News from Des’ electoral ward

Artist impression of the new £11.5m YGG Tirdeunaw
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Swansea Labour delighted as contractors move on site for £11.5 school build

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The Swansea Labour-led Council administration has been behind…
Dunvant Cllrs Jennifer Raynor and Louise Gibbard at the new crossing
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Dunvant Councillors unveil new long-awaited Pelican crossing

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https://youtu.be/iyikXcpxu4w After an eight-year campaign…
Castle Ward picture
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Swansea Labour select Hannah Lawson to fight the Castle ward by-election

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Hannah Lawson, a committed environmentalist and a champion of…
Solar farm

Green Labour policy set to get go-ahead for Eastside solar farm

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A plan by the Labour-controlled Swansea Council could see the…
Play facilities

Swansea Labour administration seek to invest extra £1m in play facilities

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The Labour-led Swansea Council is set to invest an additional…

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