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Hannah Blythyn MS

Responsibilities of the Deputy Minister for Social Partnership.


Hannah Blythyn is from Flintshire in North East Wales. A proud North Walian she went to school in the constituency she now serves. Hannah was elected as Assembly Member for Delyn for the first time at the 2016 election. 

In her first 18 months in the Assembly she chaired the Cross Party Group for North Wales and the Mersey Dee Alliance and sat on the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills and the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committees.

Prior to being elected, Hannah led on political and policy work for Unite Wales, active in a number of successful campaigns that led to legislative action and positive change both in Wales and across the UK. She is also a former co-chair of LGBT Labour and was active in the campaign for equal marriage. On 13 December 2018 Hannah was appointed Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government. Hannah was appointed Deputy Minister for Social Partnership on 13 May 2021.

Outside of politics, Hannah likes spending time outdoors and is a keen cyclist, having previously taking part in a charity bike ride across Kenya.


  • Co-ordination of cross-cutting measures to promote prosperity and tackle poverty
  • Co-ordination of measures to mitigate Child Poverty
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Oversight of the distribution of Lottery funding within Wales
  • Welfare Reform
  • Fuel Poverty
  • Financial inclusion, including credit unions
  • Community Bank
  • Fire and Rescue Services including community fire safety
  • Lead on policy in relation to the Armed Forces in Wales and Veterans
  • Wales and Africa Programme
  • EU Settlement Scheme
  • Equality and Human Rights
  • Co-ordination of issues relating to Gypsies, Roma and Travellers, Asylum-seekers, refugees and community cohesion
  • Anti-slavery, domestic abuse, gender-based violence and sexual violence
  • The Voluntary sector and volunteering
  • Youth Justice and Female Offending blueprints
  • Chair of the Wales Resilience Forum
  • Community Safety
  • Relations with the Police and Crime Commissioners, Police and other Criminal Justice agencies
  • Relations with UK Government in respect of Prisons and the Probation Service
  • Advice and Advocacy Services
  • Lead responsibility for monitoring Post Office and Royal Mail matters in Wales
  • Public appointments policy and implementation
  • Relationship with the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, and Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.
  • Social Partnership and Public Procurement Bill and Shadow Social Partnership Council
  • Living Wage
  • Fair Work

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