Chris Bryant’s voting in Parliament
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Last updated: 12 Sep 2018
I am glad that the Minister recognises, I think, that no Opposition Member is trying to drive a coach and horses through the fundamental principle that the Government should be able to take confidential legal opinion and advice during a live negotiation. None of us is seeking to transform that. However, we need to be able to understand in full all the parameters of why the Government, when...
Unfortunately, though, when the Minister was a Minister in the Foreign Office, he himself, quite rightly, introduced sanctions on Iran that were not being implemented by the European Union, so we are perfectly free to introduce our own sanctions, and if they should be against Russia, we should do so now.
Will my right hon. and learned Friend also be clear that this must extend to Parliamentary Private Secretaries, who they are not members of the Government and are not bound in the same way under the ministerial code? Ministers tend to refer to bits and pieces of the legal advice, which is why it is important to see the whole of the legal advice in the round.
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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, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
- Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (since 31 Oct 2017)
- Chair, Finance Committee (Commons) (since 31 Oct 2017)
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Finance Committee (Commons) (30 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2017)
- 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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 144 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Chris Bryant’s speeches
- Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — 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 82.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
- 59 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Chris Bryant’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1751 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 29 Oct 2018.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Doubleday/Transworld Publishers, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA:
13 February 2018
, received £8,200 from Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, as an advance for a new book. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 14 February 2018)
Name of donor: ABColombia
Address of donor: 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Travel, food and accommodation with a total value of £4,678
Destination of visit: Cajamarca, El Porvenir, La Primavera and Bogota, Colombia
Dates of visit: 21-28 August 2018
Purpose of visit: To learn about the situation of human rights in Colombia, progress of the peace process and impact of multinational investment on local communities, and the role of ABColombia in supporting these communities.
(Registered 24 September 2018
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