Hannah Blythyn
Hannah Blythyn AM (27555185853).jpg
Blythyn in 2016
Deputy Minister for Social Partnership
Assumed office
13 May 2021
First MinisterMark Drakeford
Preceded byOffice established
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
In office
14 December 2018 – 13 May 2021
First MinisterMark Drakeford
Preceded byRebecca Evans
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Deputy Minister for Environment
In office
3 November 2017 – 13 December 2018
First MinisterCarwyn Jones
Member of the Senedd
for Delyn
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded bySandy Mewies
Majority3,711 (14.1%)
Personal details
Born (1979-04-17) 17 April 1979 (age 43)
Political partyWelsh Labour

Hannah Blythyn MS (born 17 April 1979[1][2]) is a Welsh politician who serving as Deputy Minister for Social Partnership since 2021. She was previously Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government from 2018 to 2021. A member of Welsh Labour, she has been the Member of the Senedd (MS) for Delyn since 2016.[3]

Political career

Hannah Blythyn was selected as the Welsh Labour candidate for the Delyn constituency of the Senedd. On 5 May 2016, she was elected a Member of the Senedd; she had received 9,480 of the 23,159 votes cast (40.9%).[3] On 6 May 2021 she retained the seat in the 2021 Senedd election; she received 12,846 votes, 48.1% of the 26,443 votes cast.[4]

Blythyn is a former co-chair of LGBT Labour.[5]

Personal life

Hannah Blythyn is a lesbian. She became one of the first three openly gay Members of the Welsh Assembly upon her election in 2016.[6] She featured in the 2017 Pinc List of leading Welsh LGBT figures.[7]

References

  1. ^ Hannah Blythyn AM [@hannahblythyn] (17 April 2011). "Ok so it's nearly 5pm on a Sunday, it's my birthday therefore a G&T is more than acceptable..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Hannah BLYTHN – Personal Appointments". Companies House. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Labour holds Delyn for Hannah Blythyn Labour holds Delyn for Hannah Blythyn". North Wales Daily Post. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Senedd Election 2021: Delyn result in full". North Wales Daily Post. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  5. ^ Fenton, Siobhan (6 May 2016). "Elections 2016: Welsh Assembly elects first ever openly LGBT members". The Independent. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  6. ^ "First three openly gay and lesbian AMs 'a milestone'". BBC News. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Pinc List 2017". Wales Online. 19 August 2017.
Senedd Preceded bySandy Mewies Member of the Senedd for Delyn 2016 – present Incumbent