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Chris Evans

Chris Evans is a Labour and Co-operative Party candidate in Caerphilly constituency in the UK Parliamentary general election.

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Statement to voters

As someone born and raised in the valleys, it is an honour to be elected to represent the community of Islwyn in Parliament.

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Brought up in the Rhondda valleys, I was educated at Porth County Comprehensive, Pontypridd College and Trinity College, Carmarthen where I graduated with a history degree.

Upon finishing university, I worked for Jack Brown (Bookmakers) Ltd before moving on to work for Lloyds TSB as a Personal Account Manager and then later working at the University of Glamorgan.

In 2004, I was appointed as a trade union official with the Union of Finance Staff where I campaigned to save finance and IT jobs from being off-shored.

Most recently, I spent four years working as parliamentary researcher to Don Touhig, the former MP for Islwyn, until his decision to stand down at the May 2010 General Election.

I have been a member of the Labour Party since the age of 15, holding positions at every level of the Party. I am also a member of Unite, the Fabian Society and the Co-operative Party.

Having previously stood for Parliament in 2005 as the Labour candidate in Cheltenham, I was elected the Member of Parliament for Islwyn in 2010.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, running as well as watching most sports.


This statement was last updated on June 3, 2021.

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About Chris Evans


Christopher James Evans is a British politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for Islwyn since 2010. He is a member of the Labour and Co-operative parties.

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Chris Evans's elections

Date Election Party Results Position
2024 Caerphilly: UK Parliamentary general election Labour and Co-operative Party (Results due after 04 July 2024) Position not available
2019 Islwyn: UK Parliamentary general election Labour and Co-operative Party 15,356 votes (elected) 1st / 6 candidates
2017 Islwyn: UK Parliamentary general election Labour and Co-operative Party 21,238 votes (elected) 1st / 5 candidates
2015 Islwyn: UK Parliamentary general election Labour and Co-operative Party 17,336 votes (elected) 1st / 8 candidates
2010 Islwyn: UK Parliamentary general election Labour Party 17,069 votes (elected) 1st / 8 candidates
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