Lord Thomas of Gresford

Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas

Party

Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Thomas

Contact details

Westminster

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 5453
thomasm@parliament.uk

Biography

Electoral history

Contested (Liberal) West Flintshire 1964, 1966, 1970, and Wrexham February and October 1974, 1979, 1983, 1987 general elections

Lords career

Liberal Democrat: Spokesperson for: Welsh Affairs -2004, Home Office -2004; Shadow: Attorney General 2004-06, Lord Chancellor 2006-07, Attorney General 2007-10, Spokesperson for Justice 2007-10

Party groups

Welsh Liberal Party: Vice-chair 1967-69, Chair 1969-74; President: Wrexham Liberal Association 1975-, Welsh Liberal Party 1977, 1978, 1979; Welsh Liberal Democrats: Vice-President 1991-93, President 1993

Councils, public bodies

Member, Criminal Injury Compensation Board 1985-93

Political interests

Criminal justice

Countries of interest

China, Hong Kong, Wales

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Thomas of Gresford, of Gresford in the County Borough of Wrexham 1996

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Practising Queen's Counsel at Goldsmith Chambers, Goldsmith Buildings, Temple

9: Miscellaneous financial interests

Married to Baroness Walmsley, a Member of the House

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Friends of Gresford Church

President, London Welsh Chorale

President, Friends of Maelor Hospital, Wrexham

Vice President, Llangollen International Eisteddfod

President, Rex Rowing Club