Chris Bryant’s voting in Parliament

Chris Bryant is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Chris Bryant sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Chris Bryant generally voted for a transparent Parliament, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Chris Bryant occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 11 Feb 2016

    Will the absentee, part-time Leader of the House give us the business for next week?
  • Business of the House 11 Feb 2016

    Let me pay tribute to Harry Harpham. I know others have done so, but there are few miners left in this House and my constituents in the Rhondda would want to mark his passing with a warm comradely salute. And talking of miners, I would like to wish my hon. Friend the Member for Bolsover (Mr Skinner) an 84th happy birthday. He has still got the oomph of a 48-year-old. I hope that the...
  • Short Money and Policy Development Grant 11 Feb 2016

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Leader of the House to make a statement on Short money and the policy development grant.

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Labour MP for Rhondda

Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Cabinet Office
  • Telecommunications
  • Universal Credit
  • Broadband
  • Pay
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad

Currently held offices

  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 10 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (since 16 Sep 2015)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (since 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 14 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (8 May 2015 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (3 Dec 2014 to 8 May 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (7 Oct 2013 to 3 Dec 2014)
  • Shadow Minister (Home Affairs) (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (Political and Constitutional Reform) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Europe) (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Europe) (13 Oct 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (9 Jun 2009 to 13 Oct 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Government Equalities Office (16 Oct 2008 to 10 Dec 2008)
  • Deputy Leader of the House of Commons (5 Oct 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Government Equalities Office (4 Aug 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (4 Aug 2008 to 10 Dec 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC (Leader of the House of Commons)), Leader of the House of Commons (25 Oct 2007 to 4 Aug 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, (Leader of the House of Commons)), Leader of the House of Commons (26 Jul 2007 to 11 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (26 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, (as Leader of the Commons)), Leader of the House of Commons (23 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC (as Leader of the Commons)), Leader of the House of Commons (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (4 Jun 2007 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Secretary of State), Department for Constitutional Affairs (10 Nov 2005 to 13 Jun 2006)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • Member, Culture, Media and Sport Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 12 Jul 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 192 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.71% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 67 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 82 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Bryant’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1533 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Doubleday/Transworld Publishers (Updated 30 September 2014), 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA:
Advance of £5,125 for a book already published. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 11 May 2015)
Payments from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, The Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB: (Registered 06 March 2015)
Payment of £149.65 in relation to copyright for previous works. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 06 March 2015)
20 July 2015, received £250 from the New Statesman, John Carpenter House, 7 Carmelite Street, London EC4Y 0BS, for a book review. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 20 July 2015)
4 December 2015, received £350 from Guardian News and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for a review of a book. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 04 December 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: England Rugby 2015 Ltd
Address of donor: Webb Ellis House, Rugby Road, Twickenham TW1 1DZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:1 ticket with lunch for the Wales v Uruguay match, 20 September 2015 (approximate value £275) provided to me as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Date received: 20 September 2015

Date accepted: 20 September 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 0677786

(Registered together with hospitality of 3 October 2015)

(Registered 05 November 2015)
Name of donor: England Rugby 2015 Ltd
Address of donor: Webb Ellis House, Rugby Road, Twickenham TW1 1DZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets with dinner for the England v Australia match, 3 October 2015 (approximate value £730) provided to me as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Date received: 3 October 2015

Date accepted: 3 October 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 0677786

(Registered 05 November 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until March 2015 (Updated 18 May 2015), residential property in London: (i) and (ii)

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