Key interests and
Rhianon is especially
interested in education, local government, economic development and
regeneration. She is a
committed advocate for women, has chaired the Welsh Labour’s
Women’s Committee & Policy Forum and is a Welsh Woman of
the Year Finalist.
Rhianon is a passionate
champion of music and the creative arts. She has a strong interest
in music education and arts development. She has served on the BBC
Broadcasting Council Wales and the executive body of the National
Books Council for Wales.
Born and educated in
Islwyn. Rhianon’s long standing commitment to community
regeneration projects in South Wales has been recognised by the
Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Her own experiences as
a working mother of four mean Rhianon has a fervent belief in the
necessary provision of accessible childcare for all.
With vast experience
across the education sector, Rhianon is a pre-school music
specialist, musician and a former lecturer. She is a former Cabinet
Member for Education at Caerphilly County Borough Council, Chair of
the Education Achievement Service for South East Wales and Vice
Chair of ESIS (Education Support Inclusion Services South East
Rhianon has a strong
background in Local Government and is an accredited Local
Government Peer Mentor. Committed to public service
delivery, Rhianon was the Welsh representative on the Local
Government Association Regeneration and Transport Board. She has
worked as a senior Trade Union officer delivering equality
priorities across the South West UK.
A dedicated member of
the Labour Party for many years, Rhianon has served on the
party’s National Policy Forum. She has extensive political
experience of policy development at a local and national level. She
believes strongly in the values of practical application of the
Labour values of equality of opportunity for all and has a long
record in campaigning against far right organisations such as the