Chris Bryant campaigned to remain in the European Union

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

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Recent appearances

  • Prime Minister: Engagements 30 Nov 2016

    Thirty years ago, I conducted my first funeral as a young curate. It was for a young teenage boy who was an enormous fan of Paul Simon, so, as the crematorium curtains closed, we listened to “The Sound of Silence”, and many people cried. The average cost of a child’s funeral today is 3,675. Some councils do not charge anything, but some charge a lot, and the social...
  • Digital Economy Bill: Age-verification regulator’s power to direct internet service providers to block access to material 28 Nov 2016

    I hear all these statistics about the level of coverage there is meant to be here, there and everywhere, but they never seem to match the reality on the ground or in the living room or in the shop. I live in the town of Porth in the Rhondda, and through the main street almost right through the town there is absolutely no mobile coverage from any of the companies, so it does not matter whether...
  • Digital Economy Bill: Age-verification regulator’s power to direct internet service providers to block access to material 28 Nov 2016

    I am not trying to make a partisan point, but I think the Minister was trying to there. All I am saying is that even with the changes to the electronic communication codes that are in the Bill, I do not think we will be able to achieve that 98% or 100% coverage, because it is still too easy for an individual landholder to make it difficult for significant improvements to be made to the...

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Profile

Labour MP for Rhondda

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • 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, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 10 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Palace of Westminster (Joint Committee) (since 16 Sep 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (14 Sep 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • Member, House of Commons Commission (14 Sep 2015 to 21 Nov 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, 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 (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)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (26 Jul 2007 to 6 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, (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 84 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Chris Bryant’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below 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 65.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
  • 80 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Bryant’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1575 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Guardian News and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
4 December 2015, received £350 for a book review. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 04 December 2015)
11 April 2016, received £350 for a book review. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 11 April 2016)
7 March 2016, received £300 from the Mail on Sunday, Associated Newspapers, 2 Derry Street London W8 5TT, for an article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 15 March 2016)
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)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: England Rugby 2015 Ltd
Address of donor: Webb Ellis House, Rugby Road, Twickenham TW1 1DZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:1 ticket with lunch for the Wales v Uruguay match, 20 September 2015 (approximate value £275) provided to me as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Date received: 20 September 2015

Date accepted: 20 September 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 0677786

(Registered together with hospitality of 3 October 2015)

(Registered 05 November 2015)
Name of donor: England Rugby 2015 Ltd
Address of donor: Webb Ellis House, Rugby Road, Twickenham TW1 1DZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets with dinner for the England v Australia match, 3 October 2015 (approximate value £730) provided to me as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Date received: 3 October 2015

Date accepted: 3 October 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 0677786

(Registered 05 November 2015)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: (1) Labour Friends of Israel (2) Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: (1) BM LFI, London WC1N 3XX (2) 9 Yitzhak Rabin Blvd., Kiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 9103001

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) flights, accommodation, meals, airport and taxi transfers, with a value of £1,800 (2) fast track access through security check, passport control, registration and customs, value £75. Minibus also provided but value unavailable.

Destination of visit: Israel and Palestinian territories

Date of visit: 20-24 March 2016

Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit. Meeting with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, academics, journalists and diplomats.

(Registered 13 April 2016)

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