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Rhianon Passmore MS

Rhianon Passmore MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour and Co-operative Party

Welsh Labour Group

Islwyn

My Senedd Activities

What action is the Welsh Government taking to enhance NHS services in Islwyn?

Tabled on 25/01/2024

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of attendance rates in secondary schools in Islwyn?

Tabled on 22/11/2023

How does the Welsh Government ensure that it effectively monitors the Royal Mail in Wales?

Tabled on 16/11/2023

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on the health of the people of Islwyn?

Tabled on 15/11/2023

Will the First Minister provide an update on how the Welsh Government is supporting community groups in Islwyn through the cost-of-living crisis?

Tabled on 12/10/2023

Breaking the class ceiling - building an egalitarian Wales.  

For debate on 11/10/2023

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Biography

Key interests and achievements

Rhianon 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.

Rhianon 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 for Wales.

Personal history

Born and educated in Islwyn. Rhianon’s long standing commitment to community regeneration projects in South Wales has been recognised by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Her own experiences as a working mother of four mean Rhianon has a fervent belief in the necessary provision of accessible childcare for all.

Professional background

With 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).

Rhianon 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 UK.

Political history

A 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.

Membership

Terms of office

  1. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  2. 08/05/2021 -

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