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Islwyn MP Joins Labours Defence Team

Chris Evans will be joining the Labour front benches Defence Team as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Shadow Defence Secretary John Healey. The news comes as new Labour Leader, Keir Starmer, finalises his front bench appointments.  Also joining the defence team in the Lords is Lord Touhig the former MP for Islwyn.   The Islwyn MP […]

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Help for the self – employed during covid-19

I know this is a very worrying time for many people particularly those who are self employed. I hope that some of this advice complied from numerous government sources will be helpful at this time. If you have any specific concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office. Claiming a grant […]

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Key Information for Businesses during Coronavirus Pandemic.

This is an incredibly difficult time for those who run businesses. There is a lot of uncertainty but there have been measures announced to help. There are also people you can contact for advice. In light of this I thought it might be helpful to outline some of the measures the government have announced as […]

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Useful information for people worried about their job during Coronavirus Pandemic.

I know this is a very worrying time for many people. I hope that some of this advice complied from numerous government sources will be helpful at this time. If you have any specific concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office. If you have been laid off or asked to […]

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Notice regarding office closure.

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Welsh Tourism Alliance wowed by Risca’s natural beauty.

Islwyn MP Chris Evans has been sharing the stunning landscapes of Risca and Crosskeys with the Welsh Tourism Alliance.  Mr Evans hosted the WTA Chairman Andrew Campbell and their Policy Adviser Adrian Greason-Walker on a tour of Islwyn. The trip highlighted some of the unique attractions in the area. The group met Peter Heathcote the […]

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Islwyn MP, Chris Evans calls for better support to keep people with arthritis in work

Mr Chris Evans MP joined people living with arthritis at a Parliamentary event in Westminster on Tuesday 2nd July. Chris Evans heard firsthand about the impact the chronic pain associated with the condition can have on the ability to remain in employment and how to ensure every person with arthritis who wants to work has […]

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Article first appeared in Western Mail 30.04.19

The Joyous Derry Girls is the hit show of the moment, it is filled with laughter. Derry Girls paints Derry as a town full of warmth and optimism. Its second season shows the road to the Good Friday Agreement. The hopefulness of Derry Girls reflects the feeling in 1998 when the Good Friday agreement was […]

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Statement on the closure of Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre

It is absolutely amazing that in the face of widespread opposition from the local community, a Labour Cabinet has taken the decision to close Pontllanfraith Leisure Centre. This decision is extremely shortsighted. Centralising leisure services does not work. Once these well used community facilities are gone they are gone for good. It is all very […]

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Islwyn MP challenges the Chancellor on costly high street business rates. 

Islwyn MP challenges the Chancellor on costly high street business rates. Islwyn MP Chris Evans has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond to express his concerns about unfair business rates. Mr. Evans raised his concerns in a letter to the Chancellor following the spring statement which failed to provide struggling high street […]

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