Chris Bryant

MP for Rhondda

I fully support More United’s values of opportunity, tolerance, democracy, openness and protection for the environment.  I believe those values are integral to a positive, outward-looking and forward-thinking society. We need to embed them in everything we do if are to give every person in our country a chance to prosper and fulfil their potential and if we are to flourish as a nation. This is the kind of society I hope we will leave to future generations.

Chris supported More United’s campaign to restore the Access to Elected Office Fund by writing to the Home Secretary, urging the Government to restore the Fund to support disabled candidates. He also added his name to calls for a debate on the impact of Brexit on the NHS. More United supporters backed him at the 2017 General Election.

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Chris worked as a Church of England minister, a BBC journalist and for an education charity before being elected as MP for Rhondda in 2001.

Following the phone hacking scandal, Chris called for and led the debates that resulted in the launch of the Leveson Inquiry. He is also committed to democratic reform and has served on the Committee for Reform of the House of Lords.

Following the 2017 election, Chris came top in a ballot allowing him to propose a change in the law through a Private Members' Bill and he immediately put More United's values into practice. He invited his constituents, as well as More United's supporters and the wider public, to take part in an online poll that would decide what that new law should be.

Thousands of people voted for the Assaults on Emergency Staff Bill, which makes gives greater protection to all the 999 staff who work so hard to keep us safe. This "Protect the Protectors" bill received cross-party support and is now enshrined in law.

Chris is a strong supporter of the WASPI campaign, and campaigns alongside local and national campaign groups to support greater recognition of the issues faced by women caught between the equalisation age brackets.

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