Chris Evans

Shadow Minister (Defence)

Labour/Co-operative MP for Islwyn


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Chris Evans’s voting in Parliament

Chris Evans is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

This is a random selection of Chris Evans’s votes.

Last updated: 14 Mar 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Chris Evans has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Tributes to Her Late Majesty The Queen 9 Sep 2022

    In a world that is often confusing and unsettled, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II charted a course through stormy weather not simply as the mother of our nation but as the keeper of the flame. In the darkest of times when hope was seemingly lost, she cut a reassuring figure. In 1966, when a landslide smashed into Pantglas Junior School in Aberfan, killing 116 children and 28 adults, she...
  • Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] 20 Jul 2022

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Redcar (Jacob Young) on securing an important debate. This week marks a year since the end of all lockdown restrictions. For most people who had been consigned to staying at home away from loved ones, it was a most welcome development. For the first time in what felt like eternity, people were able to gather, catch up with friends and reacquaint themselves...
  • Anti-social Behaviour Awareness Week — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] 20 Jul 2022

    I do not know whether the hon. Gentleman is saying that he has no grass in his constituency, but I fully understand what he means. Like I said, I do not think there is a single constituency that is not affected by illegal off-road biking. My point was that we need to come together, cross-party, to tackle it. I am pleased that the Government have seen how important the issue is and have agreed...

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Islwyn

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015

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Topics of interest

Chris Evans campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Cabinet Office
  • Procurement
  • Electronic Government
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information
  • Reoffenders

Currently held offices

  • Member, Welsh Grand Committee (since 18 Jan 2022)
  • Shadow Minister (Defence) (since 14 May 2021)
  • Member, Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art (since 20 May 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Petitions Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 13 Jul 2021)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 21 Sep 2020)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (10 Dec 2012 to 18 Mar 2014)
  • Member, Draft Defamation Bill (Joint Committee) (24 Mar 2011 to 12 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Justice Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2012)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Oct 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for surveys. All fees paid direct to charity or local community organisations. (Updated 05 August 2022)
10 August 2021, payment of £275 for a survey completed on 28 July 2021. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 10 November 2021)
14 December 2021, payment of £225 for a survey completed on 2 December 2021. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 15 December 2021)
16 April 2022, payment of £225 for a survey completed on 16 February 2022. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 13 May 2022)
Payment of £225 expected for a survey completed on 21 July 2022. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 05 August 2022)
Payment of £225 expected for a survey completed on 2 August 2022. Hours: approx. 1 hr. (Registered 05 August 2022)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
From 8 October 2020 until 11 January 2022, Start Sports Management Limited; a sports management and events company. (Registered 23 October 2020; updated 22 February 2022)
8. Miscellaneous
From 11 April 2018, Administrative Steward and Director (unpaid) of the British Boxing Board of Control. From time to time I attend contests where I undertake my voluntary duties as Steward. (Registered 24 April 2018; updated 10 October 2018)
From 8 October 2020 until 11 January 2022, Director (unpaid) of Start Sports Management Limited. (Registered 09 October 2020; updated 22 February 2022)

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