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Chris Bryant

Welsh politician and MP

Christopher John "Chris" Bryant (born 11 January 1962) is a British Labour Party politician.

Chris Bryant

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Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
13 September 2015 – 26 June 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byAngela Eagle
Succeeded byPaul Flynn
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
In office
11 May 2015 – 13 September 2015
LeaderHarriet Harman (Acting)
Preceded byHarriet Harman
Succeeded byMichael Dugher
Shadow Minister of State for the Arts
In office
3 December 2014 – 11 May 2015
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byHelen Goodman
Succeeded byTBD
Shadow Minister of State for Welfare Reform
In office
8 October 2013 – 3 December 2014
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byIan Austin
Succeeded byHelen Goodman
Shadow Minister of State for Immigration
In office
7 October 2011 – 8 October 2013
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byGerry Sutcliffe
Succeeded byDavid Hanson
Shadow Minister of State for Political Reform
In office
12 May 2010 – 7 October 2011
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byWayne David
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Europe and Asia
In office
13 October 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byThe Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead (Minister of State for Europe)
Succeeded byDavid Lidington (Minister of State for Europe)
Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
9 June 2009 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byGillian Merron
Succeeded byAlistair Burt
Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
In office
5 October 2008 – 9 June 2009
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byHelen Goodman
Succeeded byBarbara Keeley
Member of Parliament
for Rhondda
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded byAllan Rogers
Majority7,445 (23.6%)
Personal details
Born
Christopher John Bryant

(1962-01-11) 11 January 1962 (age 57)
Cardiff, Wales
Political partyLabour (1986–present)
Spouse(s)Jared Cranney
Alma materMansfield College, Oxford
Ripon College Cuddesdon
WebsiteOfficial website
Commons website

He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rhondda since the 2001 general election and most recently the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons until resigning on June 26th, 2016. He was previously the 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.

Bryant is openly gay.[1]

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