Chris Bryant

MP, Rhondda

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Rhondda Labour

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.

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

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Last updated: 12 Sep 2017

Recent appearances

  • Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 20 Oct 2017

    With the leave of the House, I should like to respond to the debate. My hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch) and I have received so many congratulations, thanks and tributes today that I feel as though we are now married. This is made even more confusing by the fact that her partner is also called Chris. It would be quite surprising—[Interruption.] All right, calm down! It...
  • Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 20 Oct 2017

    Don’t bother.
  • Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill 20 Oct 2017

    I have inadvertently misled the House. Earlier, I suggested that I could not change the long title, but I could change it in Committee. Incidentally, I was trying to say earlier that hon. Members do not have to keep on saying thank you to me and my hon. Friend the Member for Halifax (Holly Lynch).

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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

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, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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  • Has spoken in 126 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Chris Bryant’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 31 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above 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.
  • 70 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Bryant’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1629 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Oct 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
16 November 2016, received £1,500 from Hat Trick Productions, 33 Oval Road, London NW1 7EA, for appearing on Have I Got News for You. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 16 November 2016)
16 November 2016, received £250 from Red Planet Pictures (Entertainment) Ltd, Axtell House, 23-24 Warwick Street, London W1B 5NQ, for an interview. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 16 November 2016)
20 April 2017, received £10,250 from Doubleday/Transworld Publishers, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA, in payment for an advance against royalties for a new book. Hours: estimated at 600 hrs over 3 years. (Registered 29 June 2017)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Best for Britain (UK-EU Open Policy Ltd)
Address of donor: 11 Manchester Square, London W1U 3PW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 towards my election expenses

Donor status: company, registration 10436078

(Registered 05 July 2017)
Name of donor: More United
Address of donor: 32 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 2DB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 towards my election expenses

Donor status: company, registration 10285790

(Registered 07 July 2017)
Name of donor: Unison
Address of donor: 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)

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