Rhianon Passmore

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Rhianon Passmore
Rhianon Passmore AM (27555191783).jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Islwyn
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by Gwyn R Price
Majority 5,106
Personal details
Political party Labour Co-operative

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

Political career[edit]

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

Arrest and Controversy[edit]

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. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-44764750
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/AledapDafydd/status/1016281612651253760
  5. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-44783528?ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=wales_politics&ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=wales

Offices Held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Gwyn R Price
Assembly Member for Islwyn
2016 – present
Succeeded by