Thomas at a Glance
Thomas was MLA for South Antrim from 2003 until 2011. He also served as councillor in Antrim Borough Council since 1997.
During this council term, Thomas sat on Planning and Leisure and Tourism committees respectively.
He also sits on a number of local and national enterprise organisations, including the North East Education and Library Board, Safe Food Library Board and is a commissioner for Local Commissioning Group Northern Trust.
In addition, Thomas is a director of Antrim's Citizens’ Advice Bureau and also sits on the Board of Governors of two local schools - Rathenraw Integrated Primary School and Crumlin Intergrated College.
He has a special interest in farming issues as well as the challenges being faced by non-farming rural dwellers. Furthermore, he has a strong commitment to urban regeneration and improving access to social housing.
A keen GAA enthusiast, Thomas is a big supporter of his local club, St James', Aldergrove and a committed campaigner for the development of recreational facilities throughout the constituency. He is a strong advocate of GAA youth initiatives which help pass on the tradition and passion for the game.
Thomas is a regular user and supporter of public transport and has campaigned heavily for the re-opening of the Antrim-Lisburn railway line and for improvements in rural bus services.
Originally from Aldergrove. Thomas lives in Crumlin with his wife Therese and their three young sons, Bobby, Patrick and Malachy.:: Back to People