Nick Thomas-Symonds is the Member of Parliament for his home constituency of Torfaen first elected in 2015. He is currently the Secretary of State for International Trade. A lawyer and academic he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2012. He is the author of two acclaimed political biographies Attlee: A Life in Politics and Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan (I.B. Taurus).