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Simon Hart is a British politician serving as the Chief Whip of the House of Commons and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury since October 2022. He previously served as Secretary of State for Wales between 2019 and 2022. A member of the Conservative Party, he was first elected in the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.
Hart defeated the previous Labour MP Nick Ainger who had represented the constituency and its predecessor since 1992. He was reelected in the 2015, 2017 and 2019 general elections. He resigned as Secretary of State for Wales after writing a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 6 July 2022.
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Simon Anthony Hart was born on August 15, 1963 (age 59 years) in Wolverhampton, England. He grew up in the Cotswolds along with his parents. He was privately educated at Radley College before attending the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He worked as a chartered surveyor in Carmarthen and Haverfordwest and served with the Territorial Army for five years in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (part of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry).
Hart was Master and Huntsman of the South Pembrokeshire Hunt from 1988 to 1999. He was director of the Campaign for Hunting (ie fox hunting) from 1999 to 2003. He was the chief executive of the Countryside Alliance from 2003 to 2010, and later its chairman from 2015 to 2019.
Simon Hart has been the MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire since the 2010 general election. He was re-elected at the 2015 general election and 2017 general election. In the 2019 general election, Hart more than doubled his previous majority of 3,110 to 7,745. He secured 52.7% of the vote, up 5.9 percentage points compared to 2017. In 2017 Hart faced questions over breaches of the code of conduct and was being investigated over an alleged breach of paragraph 15.
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Hart in August 2018, accused actress Maxine Peake of hypocrisy, for ‘taking money from the NHS for work on an advertisement, whilst attacking the Government for lack of investment in the NHS’. Peake responded that the fee came from an advertising agency and would not have gone back to the NHS if she had returned it, and she had donated the fee to The Salford Foundation Trust children’s charity regardless.
On 27 July 2019, in Boris Johnson’s administration, Simon Hart was promoted to Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office, with responsibility for policy implementation. He replaced fellow Conservative Oliver Dowden and stood down as Chairman of the Countryside Alliance.
In October 2019 it was reported that Hart was the Welsh MP with the highest expense claims for first-class rail tickets. Official guidance from the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority states politicians should “consider value for money” when booking tickets; however, first-class rail travel is still permissible within the expenses rules.
In the run-up to the 2019 general election, Simon Hart shared an image of a campaign placard which had been defaced during the 2017 general election. Referencing the levels of “abuse … vitriol and intimidation” to which candidates had been subjected in 2017, Hart used a Facebook post to call for high standards of conduct among candidates, a subject on which he says he has worked to find cross-party solutions since the 2017 election.
However, during the 2019 election campaign, the same sign was shown to have two swastikas newly added, putting Hart under suspicion. Shadow secretary of state for Wales, Christina Rees, asked Hart “did you deface your own signs with swastikas for personal electoral gain? If not, explain how they came to be there. Because right now there appears to be no other rational explanation.”
Simon Hart has served on the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee, Welsh Affairs Select Committee, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Commons Select Committee on Standards and Commons Select Committee of Privileges.
Hart was appointed Secretary of State for Wales by Prime Minister Boris Johnson following the 2019 general election, replacing Alun Cairns. On 22 April 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he became the first minister to speak in the Commons chamber via remote video link, answering a question from Marco Longhi, the Conservative MP for Dudley North, who also spoke remotely.
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On 6 July 2022, Simon Hart resigned from the government in the wake of widespread criticism of Boris Johnson’s handling of the Chris Pincher scandal, following the earlier resignations of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid.
Simon Hart is married to his wife Abigail Kate Hart, they had their wedding in England. His wife works as his office manager and they have two children together. However, Hart was appointed Chief Whip of the Conservative Party as part of the Sunak ministry on 25 October 2022. As of 2022, Simon Hart and his wife Abigail Hart are still married and they lives near Narberth in Pembrokeshire with their two children.
Simon Hart net worth
How much is Simon Hart worth? Simon Hart net worth is estimated at around $3 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. Simon Hart’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in the United Kingdom. Simon Hart stands at an appealing height of 1.81m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.