Chris Bryant

Chris Bryant can’t hide his feelings about Corbyn

7 August 2018 16:22

Whether Labour moderates are planning a coup in a Sussex farm house or simply getting together to discuss policy, it’s…

Labour MP’s Big Ben jibe backfires

20 August 2017 19:52

This summer, MPs have had to grapple with one of the big issues of our time. No, not Brexit – the…

‘Kiss a ginger’ day falls flat in the Commons

12 January 2017 18:16

This week John Bercow suggested a Labour MP was in need of an ASBO after she jeered Theresa May a little…

Parliamentarian of the Year 2016, in pictures

3 November 2016 11:24

This year’s Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year awards, sponsored by Benenden, saw Theresa May reunited with her former Cabinet colleague…

Did the Brexit refuseniks propose overturning the Scottish referendum result?

27 August 2016 19:36

The parliamentary move against democracy is gathering strength. The notion that parliament might vote down the results of the referendum…

Watch: Chris Bryant takes a pop at Osborne’s sugar tax with coke gag

17 March 2016 13:14

Today Chris Bryant has been the cause of much laughter in the Commons thanks to a joke about George Osborne…

Chris Bryant brings Blair into the Brexit debate. What will Corbyn say?

2 March 2016 14:28

Under Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour party has been rather quiet when it comes to fighting for Britain to remain in…

A truly liberal society would tolerate the Anglican church’s views on sexuality

20 January 2016 12:54

Given how apocalyptic the predictions were, Anglicanism’s make-or-break meeting about issues of human sexuality last week proved something of a…

MPs approve plan to introduce English votes for English laws

22 October 2015 17:24

MPs have just approved the change to the Commons regulations that will introduce English votes for English laws by 312…

Chris Bryant: government ‘fibbing’ about Channel 4 privatisation

28 September 2015 12:54

Although Michael Dugher is now Labour’s shadow culture secretary, his predecessor Chris Bryant is still keeping a close eye on the…

Chris Bryant interview: Labour has to speak to voters ‘at the end of the line’

26 May 2015 17:57

Chris Bryant is haunted by Labour’s general election defeat. He has taken his former colleague Douglas Alexander’s office, and Commons…

Ed Miliband attempts to build bridges with the arts world, but where will the money come from?

23 February 2015 17:36

After Labour confirmed that they would not reverse Tory art cuts, the luvvies turned on Ed. During a spending plans…

Lord Brocket: Eddie Redmayne gives hope to Old Etonians

23 February 2015 17:23

Chris Bryant found time to congratulate Eddie Redmayne on his best actor Oscar today despite previously claiming that British culture should…

Chris Bryant: I am not James Blunt’s sex toy

30 January 2015 14:51

After Mr S revealed that Chris Bryant has broken two ribs getting out of bed, speculation is rife that his…

Sheila Hancock: I don’t care if an actor is posh

30 January 2015 10:36

Julie Walters added weight to Chris Bryant’s claim that British culture is dominated by the upper classes when she said that there…

Chris Bryant breaks two ribs getting out of bed

29 January 2015 9:00

It’s been a tough few weeks for Chris Bryant since he claimed that ‘we can’t just have a culture dominated…

Blunt is right. Being posh in the arts is career suicide

20 January 2015 14:55

Yesterday saw Labour’s shadow minister for the arts, Chris Bryant MP, amusingly and justly savaged by the pop star James Blunt…

Good question, Mr Bryant, where are the Albert Finneys and the Glenda Jacksons?

19 January 2015 15:48

James Blunt, the self-deprecating musician who may or may not have stopped World War III, has written an open letter…

‘Blooming precious’ James Blunt vs ‘prejudiced wazzock’ Chris Bryant

19 January 2015 14:16

Chris Bryant’s call for more diversity in British culture, has hit a nerve with James Blunt. After Bryant, the new shadow…

The Newark by-election might not be a disaster for Labour

30 May 2014 16:57

Will Labour do well in the Newark by-election? While all the focus has been on the fight between the Tories…

Always at my back I hear, Chris Bryant tweeting near

9 January 2014 13:13

Yesterday’s PMQs was a sombre affair, because of the untimely death of well-liked Labour MP Paul Goggins. The party leaders…

VIDEO: Chris Bryant tries to defuse row with a fat woman joke

12 August 2013 10:25

Following this morning’s car crash radio interview, this is how Chris Bryant tried to win over the audience at the…

AUDIO: Chris Bryant’s car crash Today interview puts more pressure on Ed Miliband

12 August 2013 9:14

Listen to Chris Bryant’s disastrous interview on Today earlier today: listen to ‘Chris Bryant on immigration and employment’ on Audioboo…

The View from 22 — Leveson debate special

1 February 2013 13:15

The Spectator hosted a sell out debate on Thursday night on the motion ‘Leveson is a fundamental threat to the…

Chris Bryant was given short shrift by the Prime Minister when he asked him a question on Wednesday about information given to the Leveson Inquiry. Picture: Press Association.

David Cameron (finally) answers Chris Bryant’s Leveson question (sort of)

19 October 2012 15:23

David Cameron was very grumpy with Labour’s Chris Bryant at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, sniping that as Bryant hadn’t…