Chris Bryant

Shadow Minister (Creative Industries and Digital)

Labour MP for Rhondda

@RhonddaBryant https://facebook.com/Chris4Rhondda

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Your MP (Chris Bryant) represents you, and all of the people who live in Rhondda, at the UK Parliament in Westminster.

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Labour MP for Rhondda

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

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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

  • Shadow Minister (Creative Industries and Digital) (since 6 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
  • Member, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 10 Nov 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Bill Committee ( 7 Dec 2022 to 14 Dec 2022)
  • Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (24 Nov 2021 to 1 Dec 2021)
  • Member, Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill Committee ( 9 Nov 2021 to 17 Nov 2021)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (20 May 2020 to 7 Sep 2023)
  • Chair, Committee of Privileges (19 May 2020 to 14 Jun 2022)
  • Chair, Committee of Privileges (19 May 2020 to 14 Jun 2022)
  • Member, Committee of Privileges (12 May 2020 to 19 May 2020)
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority ( 6 May 2020 to 7 Sep 2023)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards ( 6 May 2020 to 7 Sep 2023)
  • Chair, Committee on Standards ( 6 May 2020 to 7 Sep 2023)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee ( 2 Mar 2020 to 28 Nov 2023)
  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

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Last updated: 18 Mar 2024.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE:
28 April 2023, received £10,000 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 28 April 2023)
3 May 2023, received £20,000 from Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, for an advance on a book. Hours: 210 hrs. (Registered 09 May 2023)
17 May 2023, received £13,500 from Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, for an advance on another book. Hours: 20 hrs. (Registered 24 May 2023)
14 August 2023, received £20,800 from Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, as an advance and payment for the recording of a new book. Hours: approx. 100 hrs over four months. (Registered 14 August 2023)
9 November 2023, received £8,000 from Pathé Pictures UK, 6 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7TY, for an option on my book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 10 November 2023)
19 January 2024, received £1,000 from Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, for reading the audiobook of my new book. Hours: 12 hrs. (Registered 22 January 2024)
1 March 2024, received £10,000 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 04 March 2024)
13 March 2024, received £50,000 from Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, for an advance on a book. Hours: 10 hrs. (Registered 18 March 2024)
Payments from Reach Shared Services Limited, 3rd Floor, 5 St Paul's Square, Liverpool L3 9SJ:
28 April 2023, received £400 for two articles in the Daily Mirror. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 28 April 2023)
2 June 2023, received £150 for an article in the Daily Mirror. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 02 June 2023)
6 June 2023, received £150 for an article in the Daily Mirror. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 23 June 2023)
28 July 2023, received £250 an article in the Daily Mirror. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 31 July 2023)
Payments from Global Radio, 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA:
22 September 2023, received £1,000 for presenting a show on LBC. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 22 September 2023)
Payments from Guardian News & Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
19 January 2023, received £100 for an article. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 27 June 2023)
22 June 2023, received £300 for an article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 27 June 2023)
7 July 2023, received £300 for an article. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 14 July 2023)
11 October 2023, received £400 for a book review. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 11 October 2023)
1 September 2023, received £660 from the Edinburgh International Book Festival, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN, for speaking at the festival. Accommodation was provided by the payer and travel by my publishers, Bloomsbury Publishing. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 04 September 2023)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Society of London Theatre LTD
Address of donor: 32 Rose Street, London WC2E 9ET
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Complimentary ticket to Vogue World 2023 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (£751.70), with hospitality (approx. £50), total value approx. £801.70
Date received: 14 September 2023
Date accepted: 14 September 2023
Donor status: company, registration 527227
(Registered 18 September 2023)
Name of donor: Warner Bros, Discovery
Address of donor: Warner House, 98 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8WB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to a screening of Wonka, total value £500
Date received: 28 November 2023
Date accepted: 28 November 2023
Donor status: company, registration 00259661
(Registered 07 December 2023)
Name of donor: Channel 4
Address of donor: 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets with hospitality for me and my partner to the 2024 BAFTAs, total value £3,160
Date received: 18 February 2024
Date accepted: 18 February 2024
Donor status: company, registration 01533774
(Registered 26 February 2024)
Name of donor: UK Music
Address of donor: Work.Life, 33 Foley Street, London W1W 7TL
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality to the BRIT awards, value £3,000
Date received: 2 March 2024
Date accepted: 2 March 2024
Donor status: company, registration 3245288
(Registered 06 March 2024)
8. Miscellaneous
From 1 July 2022, a trustee of Rhondda Arts Festival in Treorchy (RAFT). This is an unpaid role. (Registered 17 August 2020; updated 27 February 2023)
From 13 October 2022, a Member of the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR) Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative Advisory Board. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 19 October 2022)
From 31 December 2020, a trustee of the History of Parliament Trust. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 27 February 2023)
From 21 March 2021, a trustee of the Mabon Trust, which offers small grants to community projects, organisations, individuals and charities in the Rhondda. This is an unpaid role. (Registered 27 February 2023)

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