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: 22 Feb 2017
I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents for transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s. Every constituency in this land will have thousands of women who have been affected by the changes to state pension provisions. On Friday, in Porth in my constituency, I heard from one woman who had no idea she was going to be affected by these changes until I...
You used to be quite different from the way you are today. On a point of order, Mr Speaker. I want to raise a serious point. You rightly referred earlier to today’s Order Paper, which commemorates two Members of this House who were killed in the first world war—that is the right thing for us to do. This short Parliament has seen two members of our community killed: Jo Cox, our...
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Labour MP for Rhondda
Entered the House of Commons on 7 June 2001 — General election
Topics of interest
Chris Bryant campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department for Culture Media and Sport
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Work and Pensions
- Cabinet Office
- Universal Credit
- 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
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 114 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 65.74% 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.
- 76 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Bryant’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1606 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Guardian News
and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU:
11 April 2016
, received £350 for a book review. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 11 April 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)
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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