Chris Bryant is a Welsh Labour Party politician who has served as Member of Parliament for the Rhondda since 2001. He has held a variety of positions within both the Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet, ranging from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, to the Foreign Office where he keeps a keen interest as Chair of the Spain and Russia All Party Parliamentary Groups and as a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
More recently Chris has focused his efforts in Parliament on Health-related issues, introducing a Private Members Bill to better protect our Emergency Workers (which is now Law) and producing the “Time for Change” report as Chair of the Acquired Brain Injury APPG.
In early 2020, Chris was diagnosed with Melanoma, and thankfully is recovering extremely well. He is now actively campaigning to raise awareness of Melanoma and fighting to prevent the rise across the UK by working closely with both charities Melanoma UK and Melanoma Focus.
Chris currently serves on the Foreign Affairs Select Committee and is the Chair of the Standards and Privileges Committee. He also serves on the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and the Liaison Committee (Commons).
Chris speaks fluent Spanish and good French.