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Category Archives: Press Release

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Islwyn MP says it is time for the world to learn of Islwyn’s famous Welsh cakes.

Islwyn MP, Chris Evans has said it is time for the world to learn of Islwyn’s famous Welsh cakes. Mr Evans made the comments after popping along to Brace’s Bakery to sample their new line in Welsh cake. The new fillings which includes salted carmel and lemon curd will be sold throughout the country. So […]

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Islwyn MP ‘Concerned cuts will affect the ability of the police to respond to cases of Domestic Violence’

Chris Evans MP has expressed concern about the impact of spending cuts on police forces’ ability to respond to reports of domestic violence. Mr Evans speaking during the 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign said, ‘Cases of Domestic violence are often complex and therefore take longer to investigate. I am extremely worried […]

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CHRIS EVANS MP JOINS DOGS TRUST IN CALLING FOR AN END TO PUPPY SMUGGLING

This week Chris Evans MP attended an event hosted by Dogs Trust at the House of Commons where the charity called on the government to take urgent action to end the cruel practice of puppy smuggling. The MP for Islwyn was amongst 64 MPs and Peers who attended the event, where there was the opportunity […]

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Chris Evans, The MP for Islwyn is supporting the Dump the Scales campaign to provide better treatment for eating disorders in the UK.

Over a million people in the UK have an eating disorder. However, figures from the charity Beat show that it takes 85 weeks from the moment that someone realises they have an eating disorder, until treatment starts. There are now calls growing across the country to change this. A petition started by campaigner Hope Virgo […]

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Islwyn MP supports new law protecting shop workers.

Chris Evans says that special protections should be in place for shop workers who face abuse for enforcing the law. The Islwyn MP is supporting an amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill which would create a new offence of obstructing or threatening shop workers while they are doing their jobs, punishment would include fines of […]

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Islwyn MP reveals ‘I suffered from all the causes of body dysmorphia’

 In a Westminster Hall debate on eating disorders MP Chris Evans revealed that he suffered from all the causes of body dysmorphia. He explained the trigger of the dysmorphia was that his parents were going through a divorce and he found his exams stressful. While Mr Evans dysmorphia went away after an injury to his […]

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