Chris Bryant

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Chris Bryant
Chris Bryant (Christopher John Bryant, born 1962) has been Labour MP for Rhondda Valley since 2001. In Government he was Minister for Europe and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He backed David Milliband's unsuccessful campaign to become the leader of the Labour Party. In opposition he is Shadow Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform.

Chris Bryant was the first person to hold his civil partnership, to Jared Cranney, in the Houses of Parliament when Gordon Brown was Prime Minister.[1]

He was listed number 17 in the Pride Power List 2011, 21 in the Independent on Sunday's Pink List 2011, 33 in the World Pride Power List 2012 and 34 in the World Pride Power List 2013.


  • Glenda Jackson: The Biography by Chris Bryant, 1999, HarperCollins, ISBN 0-00-255911-0
  • Stafford Cripps: The First Modern Chancellor by Chris Bryant, 1997, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, ISBN 0-340-67892-5
  • Possible Dreams: Personal History of the British Christian Socialists by Chris Bryant, 1996, Hodder & Stoughton Religious, ISBN 0-340-64201-7


  1. Stephen Moss, The Guardian "Chris Bryant: 'I don't think of myself as a gay MP'" 18 March 2010