Magazine article Screen International

Chris Bryant Replaced as Shadow Culture Secretary

Magazine article Screen International

Chris Bryant Replaced as Shadow Culture Secretary

Article excerpt

Bryant said he would be sorry to be leaving the culture brief, but will serve in Corbyn's shadow cabinet as leader of the house of commons. Bryant had backed Yvette Cooper's leadership bid.

Dugher is the Labour MP for Barnsley East and was the former shadow transport secretary. He has served in the shadow cabinet since 2010.

Dugher lists his interests as history, music, films and sport, and has served as the vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary groups for brass bands.

Bryant's final act

One of Bryant's final acts as shadow culture secretary was to call for an investigation into communication between the DCMS and The Sunday Times after the paper reported details of the green paper on the BBC's future ahead of its publication.

Bryant believes that John Whittingdale may have broken the ministerial code of conduct by leaking the paper's contents before it was presented to parliament.

He wrote to cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Haywood, copying in both the prime minister David Cameron and Whittingdale, calling for a probe into "repeated leaks" that could present "serious breaches" of rules. …

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