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Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant has been the Labour Party MP for Rhondda since 2001, retaining his seat in the 2015 general election with a majority of 7,455. [1] In May 2015, Bryant was appointed shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport. [2]

Following the 2015 leadership election, Bryant was appointed shadow Commons leader, having declined the post of shadow defence secretary, citing disagreements over defence issues with newly-elected Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. [3]


Bryant joined the Labour Party in 1996, after a career in the Church and as a writer, as chair of the Christian Socialist Movement and a Hackney Councillor. [4] Since being elected in 2001, Bryant has held various parliamentary roles including deputy leader of the House of Commons (2008-09), parliamentary under-secretary (2009), shadow minister for Europe (2010), shadow minister for home affairs (2011-13) and shadow minister for work and pensions (2013-14). [2]

A summer evening with lobbyists

In June 2015 Labour MPs including Bryant, Chuka Umunna, Tristram Hunt, Emma Reynolds and Andy Burnham and Labour peer Lord Mandelson, along with Conservative MP Sajid Javid and Mayor of London candidate Sol Campbell attended the Financial Times summer bash at the Mondrian London hotel. Also in attendance were high-profile lobbyists Charles Lewington (founder and MD of Hanover Communications), Tim Allan (MD of Portland) and John Lehal (founder and MD of Insight Consulting Group).[5]


Samuel Bacon | Haydn Bellfield - (EE provided tickets and accommodation at a festival held 25-29 June 2015) | Maria Finnerty | Mark Norris - Councillor, Rhondda County Borough Council [6]


Contact, References and Resources


Chris Bryant MP
Oxford House, Dunraven Street
Tonypandy, CF40 1AU
T: 01443 687697
F: 01443 686405
House of Commons
Chris Bryant MP
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA
T: 020 7219 8315
F: 020 7219 1792


Profile of Bryant: Chris Bryant: Profile, Gay for Today, 11 January 2008.


  1. Chris Bryant Express, accessed 19 May 2015
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chris Bryant, accessed 20 May 2015
  3. Who's who in Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet BBC News, Accessed 16 September 2015
  4. About Chris Chris Bryant, accessed 20 May 2015
  5. David Singleton Labour MPs and lobbyists out in force at FT summer party Total Politics, 24 June 2015, accessed 24 June 2015.
  6. Register of interests of members' secretaries and research assistants, 23 March 2016,, accessed 19 April 2016
  7. 'Contact', Chris Bryant MP website.