Simon Baynes

By Richard Townshend :, CC BY 3.0,

Name: Simon Robert Maurice Baynes

Born: 21 April 1960

Party: Conservative

Constituency:  Clwyd South.

Simon Baynes was born on 21 April 1960 in Lesbury, Northumberland. He is a British politician and Member of Parliament for Clwyd South. Simon is the son of Sir John Christopher Malcolm Baynes, 7th Baronet, and Shirley Maxwell Baynes. He attended Belhaven Hill Preparatory School and Shrewsbury School before going to college. He earned his degree in history from Magdalene College, Cambridge.

His political career perhaps dates back to 1982, when he was Chairman of the Cambridge University Conservative Association. Baynes unsuccessfully contested in Montgomeryshire in 2005, South Staffordshire in 2010, Dwyfor Meirionnydd at the 2010 general election, before he was elected to Parliament for Clwyd South at the 2019 general election.

Simon is married to his wife Margaret. The couple has two daughters; Clementine Audrey Baynes, Francesca Mary Baynes.

His interests have been in the arts and culture sector. He has owned Simon Baynes – Books and Music in Shrewsbury was the founder of Concertina – Music for the Elderly, Bodfach Charitable Trust, was Chairman of North Powys Youth Music, was Chairman of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, and founded the Montgomeryshire Literary Festival.


Last Election Results:

Simon Baynes won 16,222 votes out of a possible 36,306. This represents a 72.5% share and a 1,239 majority in his constituency. There was a voter turnout of 67.3%.

Clwyd South 2019 General Election Results

wdt_ID Candidate Party Votes
1 Simon Baynes Conservative 162,22
2 Susan Jones Labour 149,83
4 Chris Allen Plaid Cymru 21,37
5 Calum Davies Liberal Democrat 14,96
6 Jamie Adams The Brexit Party 14,68
Candidate Party Votes

Voting History Snapshot

Voted Aye to the Health and Social Care Levy Bill: Third Reading.

Voted Aye to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill: Second Reading

Voted Aye to the Abortion (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020

Voted Nay to the Fisheries Bill [Lords]: Report stage: Amendment 1

Voted Nay to the Opposition Motion: Free School Meals

Voted Aye to the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill: Second Reading

Voted Nay to the National Security and Investment Bill: Report NC7.

Contact Details

Phone: 0207 219 3000


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