People of the Senedd

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 tackle hate crime in south-east Wales?

Tabled on 13/10/2021

What action is the Welsh Government taking to enhance the employment prospects of young people aged 16 to 18 in Islwyn, who are not currently in training or work?

Tabled on 07/10/2021

What is the Welsh Government doing to safeguard high-skilled jobs in Islwyn?

Tabled on 23/09/2021

What action is the Welsh Government taking to alleviate food poverty in Islwyn?

Tabled on 09/09/2021

Will the Minister provide an update on progress in relation to rolling out the new curriculum for Wales in Islwyn?

Tabled on 07/07/2021

Will the First Minister provide an update on the COVID-19 vaccination rates in Islwyn?

Tabled on 01/07/2021

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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.

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)

Membership

Terms of office

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

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Cross Party Membership

Elections

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