John Cryer

Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead


About your Member of Parliament

Your MP (John Cryer) represents you, and all of the people who live in Leyton and Wanstead, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

MPs split their time between Parliament and their constituency. In Parliament, they debate and vote on new laws, review existing laws, and question the Government. In the constituency, their focus is on supporting local people and championing local issues. They have a small staff team who help with casework, maintain their diaries, and monitor their inbox.

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Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Hornchurch

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Topics of interest

John Cryer campaigned to leave the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Work and Pensions
  • Constitutional Treaty
  • European Constitution
  • Hospital Treatment
  • Prison Service
  • Teachers: Pay

Currently held offices

  • Member, Administration Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Administration Committee (30 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Administration Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Justice Committee (24 Feb 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Treasury Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 14 Nov 2011)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (16 Jul 2001 to 13 May 2002)
  • Member, Deregulation Committee (29 Jul 1997 to 11 May 2001)

Future MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Extremism Definition and Community Engagement 14 Mar 2024

    I share the concern of my right hon. Friend the Member for Ashton- under-Lyne (Angela Rayner) that Government Departments may have been engaging with extremists and racists in the past. The Secretary of State seems to indicate that engagement, or lack of engagement, is dependent on the definition. Is it not also dependent on the common sense of Ministers? If Ministers are willing to engage...
  • Business of the House 14 Mar 2024

    May I press the Leader of the House again on the football governance Bill and say how urgent it is? Many of us, on both sides of the House, have clubs in our constituencies that have been on the verge of going under, and that situation is only going to get worse. Will the Government bring the putative Bill to the Floor of the House as soon as possible?
  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Topical Questions 12 Mar 2024

    I acknowledge what the Minister of State said about sanctioning certain west bank settlers, although four seems a very low number to me. Has he raised the activities of those settlers with his opposite number in the Israeli Government?

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in East Sussex: (i). (Registered 03 June 2015)

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