Title: Chair, Policy Forum / Shadow Sustainable Economic Development Champion
Appointing Authority: Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
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Cllr Thomas is a member of the Labour Party; Member of the Co-operative Party; Member of Unite the Union. He is School Governor at Rhigos Primary School and Penderyn Primary School.
He was a Community Councillor for Hirwaun & Penderyn Community Council from 1982 to 2004 serving a period as Chairman during those years.
He served as a Mid Glamorgan County Councillor 1985 to 1996. Chairman of Direct Services Committee during that period. Also served as the Mid Glamorgan representative on Brecon Beacons National Park. He was then Rhondda Cynon Taf Councillor 2004 to 2008 including serving as the Cabinet Member for Culture; Recreation and Tourism. Also served as the Rhondda Cynon Taf representative on Brecon Beacons National Park Authority during that period and as representative on the Industrial Communities Alliance.
He was elected again as a Rhondda Cynon Taf Councillor 2012 to date, and is their representative on the Industrial Communities Alliance and currently the regional Vice Chairman.
Recently appointed as the Rhondda Cynon Taf representative on Brecon Beacons National Park Authority for 2017.