Chris Evans MP

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR ISLWYN

Chris Evans MP

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR ISLWYN

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My latest Argus column

My latest Argus column

Published on 24th April 2023 Early on a Saturday morning in November 2010, as a new MP I was campaigning in Blackwood. Little did I know, I would spend the day in hospital having my hand stitched up after I was bitten by a dog which was behind a letter box. I was...

Chris Evans MP supports Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Chris Evans MP supports Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Chris Evans MP is raising awareness of Bowel Cancer and its symptoms following Bowel Cancer UK’s shocking finding that nearly 4 in 10 people in the UK cannot name a single symptom of bowel cancer. In Wales, Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer, with almost...

Islwyn MP calls for reform to Breed Specific Legislation

Islwyn MP calls for reform to Breed Specific Legislation

This week, Chris Evans MP met Emma Whitfield, a mother whose son, Jack Lis, was killed by a dangerous dog in Caerphilly in 2021, during the All- Party Parliamentary Dog Advisory Group’s event in Parliament. Alongside meeting Emma, Mr Evans met with representatives of...

My latest Argus column

My latest Argus column

Published Monday 13th March 2023 Last week was international women’s day and as always it is a good time to reflect on the impact women have made on our own personal lives and our wider community. As someone who has loved sport from such an early age, this year I want...

Chris Evans MP pledges to be a smoke free MP on behalf of Islwyn

Chris Evans MP pledges to be a smoke free MP on behalf of Islwyn

This year, Chris Evans MP is pledging to be a smokefree MP on behalf of Islwyn.   In 2023, Cancer Research UK launched their #SmokeFreeUK campaign.   This campaign aims to put pressure on the UK government to take more drastic measures in order to tackle...

Chris Evans MP supports Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023

Chris Evans MP supports Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023

This week, Chris Evans MP is supporting Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023 and is reminding those who are struggling with an eating disorder that they are not alone. Eating disorders and body dysmorphia can affect all people and are estimated to affect £1.6 million...

My latest Argus column

My latest Argus column

Published 30th January 2023 Hidden within the beautiful valleys and across our natural landscapes, there is a growing concern that pollution is casting a shadow over our wonderful area. We are lucky in Islwyn to have such beautiful natural landscapes surrounding our...

My latest Argus column

My latest Argus column

Published 19th December 2022 As we approach the festive period, many of us would usually come together with family to exchange gifts and eat a big Christmas meal.   This year, things for many won’t be the same.   The cost-of-living crisis is affecting people in...

Islwyn MP objects to the closure of the HSBC branch in Blackwood

Islwyn MP objects to the closure of the HSBC branch in Blackwood

Chris Evans MP has today made his objections to the closure of the HSBC branch in Blackwood.  Mr Evans has written to HSBC following their announcement that the Blackwood Branch is to close. HSBC has announced they are closing 114 branches across the UK in 2023, and...

Chris Evans MP supports World AIDS Day 2022

Chris Evans MP supports World AIDS Day 2022

This World AIDS Day, Chris Evans MP is remembering those that lost their lives to AIDS- related illnesses since the start of the epidemic and stands in solidarity with everyone battling the virus today. Across the world, there are 38.4 million people living with HIV...

My latest Argus column

My latest Argus column

Published 11th November 2022 As we observe Remembrance Day, it can be easy to feel distant from the people whose bravery and service we are commemorating. Both today and on Sunday, we will honour those who have served our country and those who are still serving. Last...

Islwyn MP welcomes Caerphilly Unison branch to Parliament

Islwyn MP welcomes Caerphilly Unison branch to Parliament

Chris Evans MP has met with representatives from Unison Caerphilly branch in Parliament to discuss the cost- of- living crisis and his constituency Islwyn. The Islwyn MP heard about how the cost – of- living crisis is affecting unison members, and how in-work poverty...