Chris Evans

Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Islwyn


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Recent appearances

  • Debate on the Address: The Climate Emergency 17 Oct 2019

    I have the dubious honour of representing the constituency with the most polluted road outside London. Large trucks go up Hafodyrynys Road spewing out all sorts of noxious fumes from diesel engines. However, the council is hamstrung because it cannot introduce emissions charging zones, as we have in London, and there is a lack of charging points for electric vehicles. Does my hon. Friend...
  • Business of the House 17 Oct 2019

    Campaigners fighting to save Pontllanfraith leisure centre were heartened by news this week that Caerphilly County Borough Council cabinet will pause the closure. However, that is not an isolated case. Other campaign groups have contacted me who are fighting to save their leisure services. With an obesity crisis in this country and participation in sport down, can we have an urgent debate in...
  • Speaker’s Statement: Britain's Place in the World 15 Oct 2019

    My right hon. and learned Friend is making a great speech, but is there not a huge question mark over the Schengen information system, the largest database in the world? If we do not have access to that, our citizens will be under threat.

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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Islwyn

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for 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

  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Environment
  • Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Procurement
  • Electronic Government
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • Reoffenders
  • Ex-servicemen: Radiation Exposure

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)


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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Chris Evans’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 47 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 82.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 44 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 252 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Royalty payments from Pitch Publishing Ltd, A2 Yeoman Gate, Yeoman Way, Worthing BN13 3QZ, for a book:
29 March 2019, received £360.01. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 03 April 2019)
31 July 2018, received £1,000 from Capita, Stirling House, Viscount Way, South Marston Park, Swindon SN3 4TN, for attending and delivering a speech at their Customer Service Conference on 3 July 2018. Hours: 2 hrs. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 22 August 2018; updated 28 November 2018)
18 April 2019, received £4,400 as an advance for a book from Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, via David Luxton Associates, 23 Hillcourt Ave, London N12 8EY. Hours: 100 hrs to date. (Registered 13 June 2019)
2 August 2019, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey. Hours: approx. 1 hr. Fee paid to direct to community organisations in my constituency. (Registered 07 August 2019)
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)

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