Before entering the House of Commons at the 2015 general election, he was a chancery and commercial barrister at Civitas Law. He is also the author of Attlee: A Life in Politics and Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan. On 5 April 2020, the new Labour leader, Keir Starmer appointed Nick Thomas-Symonds Shadow Home Secretary, succeeding Diane Abbott.
Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds, FRHistS (born 26 May 1980) is a British Labour politician, barrister, and academic who has served as Shadow Home Secretary since April 2020, and as Member of Parliament (MP) for Torfaen since 2015. He previously served in the Shadow Home Office Team of Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott as Shadow Minister of State for Security from 2017 to 2020.
The Right Honourable