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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:

We have lots more plain English analysis of Chris Bryant’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Chris Bryant’s full vote analysis page for more.

Chris Bryant has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 3 Dec 2021

    Acquired Brain Injury Bill: Second Reading – Chris Bryant. Private Members' Bills
  • Cyber-attack: Microsoft 20 Jul 2021

    I don’t know, but every time a Minister comes to talk about China to the House it feels as though they refuse to listen to what the House is saying. We are looking for a sense of urgency and determination, of backbone, of steel. Half the time it sounds as though the Minister is bored by what he is saying. We have courageous Members of Parliament from different political parties who are...
  • Nationality and Borders Bill: [1st Allocated Day] 19 Jul 2021

    Will the Secretary of State give way?

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Labour MP for Rhondda

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

Social Media

Expenses

Topics of interest

Chris Bryant campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 10 Nov 2020)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Chair, Committee of Privileges (since 19 May 2020)
  • Chair, Committee of Privileges (since 19 May 2020)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 6 May 2020)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards (since 6 May 2020)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards (since 6 May 2020)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee of Privileges (12 May 2020 to 19 May 2020)
  • Member, Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system (13 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (28 Jan 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (31 Oct 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (30 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (10 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (16 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (14 Sep 2015 to 21 Nov 2016)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • 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)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Jul 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE:
12 August 2020, received £2,660 from W F Howes Ltd, Unit 5, St George’s House, Rearsby Business Park, Gaddesby Lane, Rearsby, LE7 4YH, for audiobook rights to my forthcoming book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 17 August 2020)
18 November 2020, received £8,200 as an advance on publication from Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 19 November 2020)
4 December 2020, received £2,666 from W F Howes Ltd, Unit 5, St George’s House, Rearsby Business Park, Gaddesby Lane, Rearsby, LE7 4YH, for audiobook rights to my book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 04 December 2020)
19 February 2021, received £7,600 from Mother Pictures Ltd, Biscuit Building, 10 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DD, for the rights to make a television series based on my recent book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 19 February 2021)
6 May 2021, received £11,070 as advance for a new book from Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP. Hours: more than 100 hrs over the last 18 months. (Registered 06 May 2021)
Payments for articles from the Telegraph Media Group, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
24 July 2020, received £250. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 24 July 2020)
£200 expected for an article written on 3 December 2020. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 16 December 2020)
9 March 2021, received £250. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 March 2021)
£150 expected from Testbed Audio Ltd, 34 St Johns Park, London SE3 7JH, for a recording session for a podcast on 8 December 2020. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 11 December 2020)
Payment of £600 expected from Global Radio, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA, for presenting for LBC on 3 January 2021. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 18 January 2021)
10 March 2021, received £2,000 for speaking at an LGBTQ+ webinar on my book, from Goldman Sachs International, Plumtree Court, 25 Shoe Lane, London EC4A 4AU. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 15 March 2021)
2 March 2021, received £250 from Reach Shared Services Limited, 3rd Floor, 5 St Paul's Square, Liverpool, for article in Daily Express. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 March 2021)
26 February 2021, received £275 from Stream Publishing Limited, The Cowshed, Ladycross Farm, Hollow Lane, Surrey RH7 6PB, for article for Attitude. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 30 March 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: British Council
Address of donor: 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Transport, accommodation and food, to a value of £685.33

Destination of visit: Poland

Dates of visit: 28-30 August 2019

Purpose of visit: Delegation with other MPs including addressing a Future Leaders conference.

This is a late register entry to which the rectification procedure was applied on 24 June 2021. Paragraph 15 of chapter 4 of the Guide to the Rules refers. (Registered 03 June 2021; updated 24 June 2021)
8. Miscellaneous
From June 2018, Chairman (unpaid) of Rhondda Arts Festival in Treorchy (RAFT). (Registered 17 August 2020)
Along with For the Citizens Ltd (known as The Citizens) and three other MPs, since 19 October 2020 I have been party to judicial review proceedings crowdfunded through The Citizens, The Old Workshop, 1 Ecclesall Road South, Sheffield, S11 9PA. Total costs incurred to date between the four MPs, which will be capped, are £161,331 (consisting of £59,017.50 counsel fees, £102,059.50 solicitor fees, and £254 disbursements). (Registered 27 October 2020; updated 02 February 2021 and 30 April 2021)

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