Key interests and
is especially interested in education, local government, economic development
and regeneration. She is a committed
advocate for women, has chaired the Welsh Labour’s Women’s Committee & Policy
Forum and is a Welsh Woman of the Year Finalist.
is a passionate champion of music and the creative arts. She has a strong
interest in music education and arts development. She has served on the BBC
Broadcasting Council Wales and the executive body of the National Books Council
and educated in Islwyn. Rhianon’s long standing commitment to community
regeneration projects in South Wales has been recognised by the Joseph Rowntree
own experiences as a working mother of four mean Rhianon has a fervent belief
in the necessary provision of accessible childcare for all.
vast experience across the education sector, Rhianon is a pre-school music
specialist, musician and a former lecturer. She is a former Cabinet Member for
Education at Caerphilly County Borough Council, Chair of the Education
Achievement Service for South East Wales and Vice Chair of ESIS (Education
Support Inclusion Services South East Wales).
has a strong background in Local Government and is an accredited Local
Government Peer Mentor. Committed to
public service delivery, Rhianon was the Welsh representative on the Local
Government Association Regeneration and Transport Board. She has worked as a
senior Trade Union officer delivering equality priorities across the South West
dedicated member of the Labour Party for many years, Rhianon has served on the
party’s National Policy Forum. She has extensive political experience of policy
development at a local and national level. She believes strongly in the values
of practical application of the Labour values of equality of opportunity for
all and has a long record in campaigning against far right organisations such
as the BNP.