Hannah Blythyn


Hannah Blythyn (born 17 April 1979[1][2]) is a Welsh Labour politician. Since May 2016, she has been the Member of the Senedd for Delyn.[3]

Hannah Blythyn

Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
Assumed office
14 December 2018
First MinisterMark Drakeford
Preceded byRebecca Evans
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
Majority3,582 (15.4%)
Personal details
Born (1979-04-17) 17 April 1979 (age 41)

Political career


Blythyn was selected as the Welsh Labour candidate for the Delyn constituency of the Senedd Cymru. 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]

Blythyn is a former co-chair of LGBT Labour.[4]

Personal life


Blythyn is a lesbian. She became one of the first three openly gay Members of the Welsh Assembly upon her election in 2016.[5] She features in the Pinc List of leading Welsh LGBT figures.[6]

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. "Labour holds Delyn for Hannah Blythyn Labour holds Delyn for Hannah Blythyn". North Wales Daily Post. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  4. Fenton, Siobhan (6 May 2016). "Elections 2016: Welsh Assembly elects first ever openly LGBT members". The Independent. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  5. "First three openly gay and lesbian AMs 'a milestone'". BBC News. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  6. "Pinc List 2017". Wales Online.
Senedd Cymru
Preceded by
Sandy Mewies
Member of the Senedd for Delyn
2016 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent