Chris Bryant

MP, Rhondda

Rhondda Labour

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How Chris Bryant voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
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Chris Bryant hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill 21 Oct 2014

    Is not the truth that the people we are talking about—Leo Abse, Sydney Silverman, David Steel and, for that matter, people from previous generations, such as Plimsoll—all enhanced their reputation with the public even though they advanced unpopular causes? It would be exactly the same today.
  • Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill 21 Oct 2014

    Members have campaigned on issues such as abortion or ending the criminalisation of homosexuality, but is it not an irony that those causes were advanced in previous eras in private Members’ Bills? They were given time by the whole House, and I think the public valued that private Members’ process, when no party Whip was exercised, which is completely different from today.
  • Bill Presented — General Practitioner Surgeries (Rural Areas) Bill: Recall of MPs Bill 21 Oct 2014

    It is a delight to follow the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Zac Goldsmith). I just want to pick up on one point. He said that votes for women were inevitable. I disagree. I of course passionately support women having the vote and it seems inevitable to us today, but it took a first world war and millions of people slaughtered across the continent for the political class in this country to...

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Labour MP for Rhondda

Entered House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Work and Pensions
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Universal Credit
  • Pay
  • Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad
  • UK Border Force
  • Leveson Inquiry

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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), Foreign and Commonwealth Office (25 Mar 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (13 Oct 2009 to 25 Mar 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office (10 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)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, House of Commons (6 Oct 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
  • 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, Minister of State), Government Equalities Office (4 Aug 2008 to 29 Sep 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC (Leader of the House of Commons)), Leader of the House of Commons (7 Nov 2007 to 4 Aug 2008)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC (Leader of the House of Commons)), Leader of the House of Commons (25 Oct 2007 to 7 Nov 2007)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (27 Jul 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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, (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)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton, Secretary of State), Department for Constitutional Affairs (before 10 Nov 2005 to 13 Jun 2006)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Culture, Media & Sport Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 99 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 86 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 73.42% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 77 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Bryant’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1450 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Weekly column for The Independent, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT (£30,000-£35,000):
Payment of £2,500 received on 21 September 2013. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 7 October 2013)
Payment of £2,500 received on 21 October 2013. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 3 December 2013)
Payment of £2,500 received on 21 November 2013. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 3 December 2013)
Payment of £2,500 received on 21 December 2013. Hours: 8 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2014)
Payment of £1,250 received on 21 January 2014. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 3 February 2014)
Payments from Doubleday/Transworld Publishers, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA (Updated 30 September 2014):
April 2014 received £15,375 as a further advance for a book to be published in 2014. Hours: an additional 40 hrs. (Registered 28 April 2014)
Advance of £16,400 for a new book. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 30 September 2014)
Payment of £2,077.97 from Fundación Euroamérica, General Arrando, 38, 28010 Madrid, Spain, for speaking at the IV Foro México-Union Europea on 28-29 November 2013. Fundación Euroamérica also paid the costs of my flights and hotel accommodation for two nights; value £4,987.12. Hours: 2 hrs plus preparation and travel. (Registered 3 December 2013)
Payment of £90 from The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU, for an article.  Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 30 September 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP
Address of donor: private
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: one ticket for the Centre Court to watch Wimbledon, plus lunch and afternoon tea; total value £1,795
Date of receipt of donation:  12 June 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 12 June 2014
Donor status: individual
(Registered 4 July 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential property in London from which rental income is received.

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