Rhianon Passmore
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Passmore in 2016
Member of the Senedd
for Islwyn
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byGwyn R Price
Majority5,239 (21.4%)
Personal details
Political partyLabour Co-operative

Rhianon Passmore is a Welsh Labour and Co-operative politician. Since May 2016, she has been the Member of the Senedd for Islwyn.[1]

Political career

In July 2015, it was announced that Passmore had been selected as the Welsh Labour candidate for the Islwyn constituency of the Senedd.[2] On 5 May 2016, she was elected a Member of the Welsh Assembly with 10,050 votes (45.0% of votes cast).[1]

Passmore had previously stood as a regional candidate for Mid and West Wales in the 2003 Welsh elections and a regional candidate for South Wales East in the 2007 elections.

Arrest and controversy

In October 2017 she was arrested by South Wales Police after failing to provide a breath test; as a result she was banned from driving for 20 months, fined £1,000, £100 victim surcharge and £620 in costs.[3] She was also suspended from the National Assembly for a fortnight and was suspended by the Labour Group from 10 July 2018 until 1 October 2018.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Islwyn Welsh Assembly constituency". Wales Election 2016. BBC News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ Iwan, Caio (13 July 2015). "Councillor in the running for Islwyn Senedd seat". South Wales Argus. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ Dafydd, Aled ap (9 July 2018). "AM faces Senedd ban over breath test". Retrieved 14 April 2019 – via www.BBC.co.uk.
  4. ^ Dafydd, Aled ap (9 July 2018). "Confirmation from @WelshLabour that @AssemblyWales Labour group has withdrawn the whip from @rhi4islwyn until October 1st". Twitter.com. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
  5. ^ Dafydd, Aled ap (10 July 2018). "Labour action on AM's conviction queried". Retrieved 14 April 2019 – via www.BBC.co.uk.
Senedd Preceded byGwyn R Price Member of the Senedd for Islwyn 2016 – present Incumbent