Rhianon Passmore

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

Rhianon Passmore

Member of the Senedd
for Islwyn
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byGwyn R Price
Personal details
Political partyLabour Co-operative

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 Cymru.[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 West 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. "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 "Confirmation from @WelshLabour that @AssemblyWales Labour group has withdrawn the whip from @rhi4islwyn until October 1st".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.

Offices held

Senedd Cymru
Preceded by
Gwyn R Price
Member of the Senedd for Islwyn
2016 – present
Succeeded by