Chris Bryant


Chris Bryant was born in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom on January 11th, 1962 and is the Politician. At the age of 62, Chris Bryant biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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January 11, 1962
United Kingdom
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Chris Bryant Life

Christopher John Bryant (born 11 January 1962) is a Welsh Labour Party politician and former priest who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rhondda since the 2001 general election. Bryant worked as a Church of England vicar before entering politics, as well as being involved with the BBC and Common Purpose.

In 2001, he became the MP for Rhonddda, one of the country's biggest majorities.

He served as Shadow Minister for the Arts, Minister of State for Europe, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport as an MP.

Before resigning on June 26, 2016, he was the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons.

In June 2017, he was re-elected in a special election.

Early life

Chris Bryant was born in Cardiff, Wales, to a Scottish mother and a Welsh father. Bryant grew up in Cardiff (where his father worked for five years), Spain for five years (leading to his fluent Spanish), and Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. He was educated at Cheltenham College, an independent school for boys, as well as Mansfield College, Oxford, where he read English.

Although initially a member of the Conservative Party and an elected office holder in the Oxford University Conservative Association, he joined the Labour Party in 1986 after leaving Oxford.

Personal life

Bryant and Jared Cranney began a civil partnership on March 27, 2010. The event was the first civil partnership to be held in the Houses of Parliament. They are now married. Bryant lives in Porth, Rhondda.

On a gay dating website, Gaydar, he was mocked by the press in 2003 when he posted a snapshot of himself sporting only underpants. Bryant reflected on the case later, commenting, "It was a wound, but it's a rather gratifying scar now." I had a rough night and it was awful, but I'm fortunate to have a strong network of friends – MPs and others – who looked after me." At the time, the media predicted that he would not live, and there was a lot of talk about his possible depose. In 2013, he reflected on the incident, saying that the whole affair had actually raised his vote as an MP.

The Guardian published four spoof diary papers entitled "Chris Bryant's Manchester Diary" on September 25, 2006. A clarification was later published in the paper to announce that these were parodies and that they were not written by Bryant.

Bryant said in March 2019 that he had undergone skin cancer surgery.

Bryant said he had been "touched up" by senior male MPs early in his tenure in the House of Commons, on May 1st.


Chris Bryant Career

Early political career

Bryant made a radical career change and began serving as the election agent for the Holborn and St Pancras Constituency Labour Party, where he helped Frank Dobson retain his seat in the 1992 general election. He served in Hackney as a Local Government Officer for the Labour Party from 1993 to 1998, representing Leabridge ward and until 1998. He was appointed Chairman of the Christian Socialist Movement. He was the London manager of the charity Common Purpose from 1994 to 1996.

Stafford Cripps and Glenda Jackson wrote biographies in 1996. In the 1997 general election (where he lost by 2,370 votes) and Head of European Affairs for the BBC, 1998, he was Labour candidate for Wycombe, and he was Labour candidate for Wycombe (where he lost by 2,370 votes).

Parliamentary career

Given Bryant's history – gay, a former Anglican vicar, and someone who had been a student, his selection for Rhonddda, South Wales' very safe Labour seat as a student surprised many. "I fell off the chair, and my opponents certainly did," he says of his surprise pick. Five-two people registered for the challenge, and a local councillor was the most likely to win. With a 16,047 majority in 2001, he retained the seat, one of the country's largest seats.

Bryant voted for service in the Iraq war in 2003. He is a member of Labour Friends of Israel and Labor Friends of Palestine and the Middle East group.

Bryant was chairman of the Labour Movement for Europe from 2004 to 2007, and Mary Creagh MP followed him. Bryant is a signatory to the Henry Jackson Society's values.

Siôn Simon co-ordinated a major letter sent by 15 Labour backbenchers calling for Tony Blair's immediate resignation on September 5, 2006.

Bryant, the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs, was the Prime Minister of the United States. Bryant was promoted from his position as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Harriet Harman to the House of Commons, otherwise known as Parliamentary Secretary to the House of Commons. This was followed by another change in the reshuffle in June 2009, when he took over the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as the Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs. He was also appointed Minister of Europe on October 13, 2009.

Bryant was elected Chair of the Commons Select Committee on Standards and Commons in May 2020. He chaired the Standards Committee's decision in October 2021, which caused the parliamentary second jobs controversy. Bryant withdrew his participation in the subsequent probe into whether Boris Johnson disregarded parliament's remarks concerning suspected parties in April 2022, despite having already stated views about the Partygate affair.

Rebekah Wade (now Brooks) asked Rebekah Wade (now Brooks) if she had ever paid police officers for information on Monday, March 11, 2003, as part of the Commons Select Committee on Culture, Media, and Sport's Enquiry into Privacy and Press Intrusion. 'Yes' was pronounced as the editor of News of the World's Andy Coulson, seated alongside him. Bryant's phone was hacked by the News of the World later this year, a situation that became apparent to the Metropolitan Police when they confiscated evidence from the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire. The Metropolitan Police were ordered to notify all of the victims of phone hacking by the News of the World by Bryant, John Prescott, and Brian Paddick. The Metropolitan Police accepted their responsibility and News International awarded £30,000 in 2012.

On September 9, 2010, Bryant called for and led the parliamentary discussion on referring the phone hacking case to the Standards and Privileges Committee, as well as the Emergency Debate on whether there should be a judge led inquiry on July 6, 2011, which resulted in the establishment of the Leveson Inquiry.

During the five years leading up to the 2009 scandal surrounding MPs' spending, Bryant spent over £92,000. He also switched his second-home expenses twice during that time. Mortgage interest rates started at £7,800 per year before increasing (after flipping) to £12,000 a year. On his most recent purchase, he paid £6,400 in stamp duty and other charges, as well as £6,000 per year in service charges.

Bryant was one of 49 candidates for the 2010 election to the 19 positions in the Shadow Cabinet in the internal Labour Party election, receiving 77 votes, 29th position on the list, in October 2010.

Bryant referred to the coalition government's housing benefit reforms as "poor people being socially engineered and sociologically cleansed out of London" in October 2010. Members of the coalition, including deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, called Bryant's comment "offensive to people who had seen ethnic cleansing in other parts of the world," condemned the use of the term "cleansing."

In 2011, he chastised Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for a string of suspected misconduct.

In 2011, Bryant was named the Stonewall Politician of the Year Award for his efforts to promote equality for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Stonewall gave him a score of 100 percent in favor of lesbian, gay, bisexuality, and bisexual equality. He voted in favour of the House of Commons Second Reading in the United Kingdom on same-sex marriage on February 5th.

Bryant was promoted from Shadow Minister of Welfare Reform to Shadow Minister for the Arts in December 2014. Even though Bryant himself attended a private school, he suggested in January 2015 that too many talented artists such as "James Blunt and their ilk" had been educated at private schools, and that more artists such as "James Blunt and their ilk" had been educated in private schools and that he wanted to see more support for the arts for people from a variety of backgrounds. Bryant was a "narrow-minded 'classist gimp' who was inspired by envy's "politics of rage," according to Bryant, who said that Blunt should not be "knocking [his] success" but that he was not "knocking [his] success" and that he was not "knocking [his] achievement," but pointing to the lack of diversity in the arts.

Bryant was elected Shadow Leader of the House of Commons in September 2015 following Jeremy Corbyn's election as the Labour Party's leader. Following the 2016 referendum, he and other shadow ministers resigned from this position on June 26, 2016. Owen Smith was voted in favour of Owen Smith in the failed attempt to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Labour Party leadership race.

In June 2016, he endorsed Remain in the EU referendum and voted against Article 50's triggering in February 2017.

Bryant, the ex-chair of the Russian government's all-party Parliament group for Russia, argued that the Russian government orchestrated a hateful drive to exclude him from office in January 2017, adding that the Russian government has obtained kompromat on high-profile Conservative MPs such as Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, Alan Duncan, and David Davis.

When Bryant joked Bercow with "kiss a ginger day" during company inquiries, he bemused his fellow MPs and Speaker John Bercow on January 12, 2017.

Following the President's statement on social media website that related to violent Islamic activities, Bryant called for the detention of President Donald Trump if he flies to the United Kingdom. "If Donald Trump comes to this country, he'll be arrested for inciting religious intolerance," Bryant said, "and he'd be better off not arriving at all."

Following John Bercow's announcement that he would resign on September 10, 2019, Bryant declared on September 10th that he would run in the House of Commons. He was the runner-up candidate in the parliamentary election for Speaker Peter Leo Varadkar on November 4, 2019, losing by 213 to 325.

Bryant became involved in a controversy with Commons speaker Lindsay Hoyle in December 2020. As standing near a door, Bryant started yelling the Prime Minister. The Speaker told Bryant that social distancing laws mean he would have to leave, and he later asked Bryant to sit in one of the seats that were not intended for use by MPs. Some of those present suspected that Bryant uttered an insulting word back to the Speaker, but Bryant denied it. As the Speaker called for him, Bryant then left the chamber of Commons while the Speaker called for him. Bryant returned to the chamber to engage in what seemed to be a tense debate with the speaker just moments after the Speaker had condemned Bryant's "disgraceful behavior." "Mr Bryant, I believe we should have this discussion later," Hoyle said, after Bryant left the chamber.

Bryant told the BBC that he felt "less physically fit as a gay man in December 2021" as a gay man than he did 30 years ago. Although denying that Boris Johnson himself was homophobic, he accused those around him of being able to "stir the pot." He cited the government's position on transgender people and their relationship with conversion therapy as an example.


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