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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.

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Chris Bryant has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Achieving Economic Growth 18 May 2022

    Several Members on this side and on the other side spoke today in favour of a windfall tax on windfall profits. As I understand it, the right hon. Gentleman is wholeheartedly opposed to this socialism, so if and when the Government introduce it, will he resign?
  • Achieving Economic Growth 18 May 2022

    Several Members on this side and on the other side spoke today in favour of a windfall tax on windfall profits. As I understand it, the right hon. Gentleman is wholeheartedly opposed to this socialism, so if and when the Government introduce it, will he resign?
  • Achieving Economic Growth 18 May 2022

    Five thousand one hundred and fifty-six people were admitted to hospital between September last year and February this year with malnutrition in England alone. That is more than in the whole of 2010. The number of people being admitted with scurvy has doubled in the past 10 years, and we are meant to be the sixth, or sometimes the fifth, wealthiest country in the world. We have inflation...

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Labour MP for Rhondda

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

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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, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee (since 9 Nov 2021)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE:
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)
14 January 2022, received £2,010 from Tantor Media Inc, 6 Business Park Road, Old Saybrook, CT 06475, USA, for audio rights to a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 14 January 2022)
17 March 2022, 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 book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 18 March 2022)
Payments from Reach Shared Services Limited, 3rd Floor, 5 St Paul's Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ:
Payment of £200 expected for an article in the Daily Express written on 11 March 2022. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 18 March 2022)
5 July 2021, received £175 from the Boswell Trust, Auchendrane, By Ayr, KA7 4TW, for speaking at a Festival event on 13 June 2021. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 26 July 2021)
30 July 2021, received £275 for a survey from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW. Hours: 1 hr 15 mins. (Registered 30 July 2021)
Payments from Mace Media Limited, 8A Lower Grosvenor Place, London SW1W 0EN:
3 September 2021, received £250 for an article for Mace Magazine. Hours: 90 mins. (Registered 06 September 2021)
15 October 2021, received £400 for two book reviews. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 October 2021)
21 February 2022, received £200 for an article for Mace Magazine. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 21 February 2022)
Payments from Guardian News & Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
18 November 2021, received £250 for an article. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 18 November 2021)
21 February 2022, received £100 for an article. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 21 February 2022)
2 February 2022, received £600 from Associated Newspapers Ltd, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, Kensington, London W8 5T, for two articles. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 02 February 2022)
7 March 2022, received £200 from the BBC, Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for participation as a panel member on BBC R4 Any Questions on 25 February 2022. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 March 2022)
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)
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and meals with a value of £7,357.67

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 12-17 October 2021

Purpose of visit: British-Qatari APPG visit to meet ministers and officials to discuss Qatar's humanitarian and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations.

(Registered 25 October 2021)
5. Gifts and benefits from sources outside the UK
Name of donor: Tertulias Hispano-Britanicos
Address of donor: Madrid, Spain

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Accommodation and meals with a value of £370

Destination of visit: Bilbao, Spain

Dates of visit: 19 - 21 November 2021

Purpose of visit: Attendance at the UK-Spain Tertulia conference/symposium.

(Registered 09 December 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 £221,924.75 (consisting of £85,401.25 counsel fees, £134,820.50 solicitor fees, and £1,703.11 in disbursements). (Registered 27 October 2020; updated 02 February 2021, 30 April 2021 and 28 July 2021)

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