Get in touch on 01495 231990 or email chris.evans.mp@parliament.uk

Category Archives: News

Islwyn MP;urges people to swim safely this summer.

As we look to a summer of hot weather and UK staycations, many people may be heading to the beautiful beaches and waterways that UK has to offer.  While the lure of swimming and reconnecting with friends and family over summer is something to be celebrated, Chris Evans MP has urged people to be aware of the dangers that the water can bring.  Sadly 6 people […]

More...

MP works to tackle antisocial behaviour in Crosskeys.

As lockdown restrictions have loosened there has been a growing concern among residents of Crosskeys about Anti-social Behaviour. Worrying reports have led Local MP Chris Evans is bringing together residents, the police and the council to tackle this issue together. Mr Evans has committed to holding meetings every six weeks to bring parties together to […]

More...

Islwyn MP urges people to support Samaritan’s Awareness day on 24th July

Chris Evans MP has urged people to get involved in the Samaritans Awareness day 2021. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of the Samaritan’s work and they help they can provide, and encourage more people to become better listeners to those around them.   Mr Evans encouraged people to support their friends, families and neighbours by listening. He said “the Samaritan’s Talk to Us awareness campaign is […]

More...

MP slams DWP over failures as WASPI women vindicated by new report.

Chris Evans MP has criticised the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for their handling of the change in women’s State Pension Age. The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has found that from 2005 onwards, there were failings by the DWP to adequately communicate the State Pension Age to the women affected. Mr Evans has said […]

More...

Chris Evans MP Visits Rolls Royce

Chris Evans MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Procurement, met with Rolls Royce on Wednesday 7th July to visit their factory in Filton. He met with Dave Gordon, the Senior Vice President and Director UK, along with Trade Union Representatives to discuss their current and future work. Discussions ranged from plans on achieving net-zero, to plans […]

More...

Islwyn MP Chris Evans marks campaign victory alongside national charities for sufferers of MND.

Chris Evans MP, vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on MND, welcomed the news that the Government will reform the benefits system for terminally ill people.  Mr Evans has aided a three-year campaign by the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Marie Curie. Like many terminal illnesses, motor neurone disease (MND) is difficult to predict and […]

More...

Chris Evans MP is joining calls for Government to fix the broken Mineworkers Pension Scheme.

Retired miners have seen billions of pounds taken out of their pockets by government, while over half of the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme’s 152,000 members currently receive less than £84 a week.  The Government has already received over £4.4 billion from the Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme as a result of the arrangement set up in 1994, which gives 50% of any surplus to the Government, and according to the BEIS […]

More...

Royal Yacht branded ‘vanity project’ by Labour shadow defence minister.

Labour’s shadow defence minister for procurement has dubbed the new royal yacht as nothing more than a vanity project.   Chris Evans MP questioned why, in the wake of a £17.5 billion black hole in its finances, the MoD has procured the new Royal Yacht.  In a surprise announcement last week, the Prime Minister announced a £200 million trade vessel funded by […]

More...

Chris Evans MP calls on the government to diversify the UK curriculum.

Speaking in a Westminster Hall Debate, Islwyn MP Chris Evans lead a debate on petitions that called to make the UK curriculum more inclusive of BAME history, to add education on diversity and racism, and to teach Britain’s colonial past. The petition to teach Britain’s colonial past reached the threshold of 100,000 signatures within 48 […]

More...

Shadow Defence Minister, Chris Evans has said the Ministry of Defence needs to get a grip and stop wasting taxpayers money.

After trials for the Ajax were stopped for a second time, Mr Evans said that Ministers must get to grips with the chronic mismanagement that has beset this programme. The Ajax has cost the taxpayer billions of pounds, yet it cannot fire accurately on the move, and is unsafe for personnel to use. Mr Evans […]

More...