Who am I?

I’m Hannah Blythyn and I am proud to represent Delyn in the Welsh Parliament. It’s a privilege to serve the community that shaped me since 2016. I grew up here, went to school here and I live here – I’m from Flintshire and for Flintshire and I’m committed to working hard to make a difference for Delyn and champion our corner of the country.

Hannah pictured outside her constituency office in the centre of Flint.
Hannah pictured outside her constituency office in the centre of Flint.

What do I do?

An MS is essentially an MP but in Wales. As Member of the Senedd (MS) for Delyn – the western part of Flintshire – I represent constituents from Oakenholt to Gronant, the towns of Flint, Mold, Holywell and Caerwys and the many villages in and around the area. My office is based in the centre of Flint and I’m active in communities the length and breadth of the constituency all year round, holding more than 100 community events, assisting nearly 1000 residents and visiting around 90 businesses and organisations throughout Flintshire.

Hannah out in the constituency delivering an update and knocking on doors
Hannah out in the constituency delivering an update and knocking on doors

What is devolved to Wales?

In short, a lot of the things that we care the most about and that impact on all of our lives – from education to environment, health to highways, culture and tourism, economic development and devolved taxes, agriculture, food, rural affairs and Welsh language and more.

For more information on where responsibility for which power sits, please take a look at: https://www.assembly.wales/en/abthome/role-of-assembly-how-it-works/Pages/Powers.aspx

Hannah pictured at a committee meeting in the Welsh Parliament / Senedd in 2019.
Hannah pictured at a committee meeting in the Welsh Parliament / Senedd in 2019.

What has devolution done?

As far as law-making institutions go, the Welsh Parliament is still relatively young, with 2019 marking the 20th anniversary of devolution. Devolution has made a difference – from free prescriptions, to being the first nation in the UK to have a living wage in the NHS and a world leader when it comes to recycling. Whether you’re young or older – Educational Maintenance Allowance, free or discounted bus travel and now being able to

keep more of your hard-earned savings if you need to go into residential care. As a proud North Walian, I know all too well the distance and feeling of disconnect between our corner of the country and Cardiff Bay – that’s why I’ve taken action to make sure our agenda is the Assembly’s agenda and will continue to press the case for North East Wales.

Hannah at the second event she hosting in the Senedd to showcase the best of North East Wales
Hannah at the second event she hosting in the Senedd to showcase the best of North East Wales

How can I help?

I’m here to help with any questions, queries or problems you have. If I’m not the right port of call to assist then my office will support you in the right direction. I am more than happy to come and visit organisations, businesses, schools and groups both to find out more about your work and for you to ask questions about my work. I’d just ask that you give my office as much notice as possible as my diary often fills up quickly.

It’s best to get in touch with me in the following ways: Hannah Blythyn AM, 38 Church Street, Flint, CH6 5AE; 01352 762102; or Hannah.blythyn@assembly.wales

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