Text Options
Increase Type Size ButtonDecrease Type Size ButtonRefresh Type Size Button
Helping to serve your community, Chris Evans MP Help Shape Britains Progressive Future

18th November 2016 - Islwyn MP throws his support behind boundary review amendment Bill

Islwyn MP throws his support behind boundary review amendment BillChris Evans, the MP for Islwyn, has welcomed today’s progression of a Bill which would make significant changes to the ongoing constituency Boundary Review. 

The Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill, introduced by Labour MP Pat Glass, seeks to undo Government plans to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and would allow the Boundary Commission to redraw constituencies based on newer electoral registers. 

The Bill passed second reading by 253 votes to 37 and will now be scrutinised by MPs at Committee Stage.

Under current proposals revealed by the Boundary Commission for Wales, which is undergoing public consultation, the number of MPs in Wales will be reduced from 40 to 29. 

Mr Evans said: ‘The Government’s plans to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600 is clearly a cynical and partisan move to gerrymander constituencies and harm The Labour Party, particularly in areas like Wales. Democracy in Wales pays the price.

‘I welcome the result today and I will continue to support the Bill and the amendments it contains. It simply makes no sense to cut the number of MPs and cite cost as a justification while at the same time bloating the unelected House of Lords with new appointees.

‘In the meantime, I would strongly encourage my constituents to register their dissatisfaction with the current proposals and contribute towards the Boundary Commission for Wales’ public consultation.’

Click Here to View GalleryNews Archive

20.10.17 - Islwyn MP calls on government to do more to protect Coptic Christians in Egypt. read more

19.10.17 - Islwyn MP backs fight to pause 'shambolic Universal Credit. read more

18.10.17 - Islwyn MP calls for end to cruelty of hidden UK Puppy Trade. read more

17.10.17 - ‘Government must clamp down on British terror fighters’ says Islwyn MP. read more

17.10.17 - Islwyn MP hits out at ‘deeply flawed’ constituency proposals. read more

11.10.17 - 'Protect Shopworkers from violence and threats' says Islwyn MP. read more

11.10.17 - Fears raised Wales could be a dumping ground for radioactive mud. read more

02.10.17 - ‘The valleys are full of hidden artistic talent’ says Islwyn MP. read more

19.09.17 - Islwyn MP Celebrates Achievements of South Wales Industry. read more

12.09.17 - "Recognise the Vital Role Animals Played in Wartime" says Islwyn MP. read more

12.09.17 - Islwyn MP Backs Campaign to Scrap Public Sector Pay Cap. read more

20.07.17 - Rail electrification scheme ‘a shambles’, says Islwyn MP. read more

19.07.17 - MP demands action and slams ‘disgraceful’ standard of forces accommodation. read more

18.07.17 - Islwyn MP hits out at ‘overspending’ railway electrification project. read more

17.07.17 - Islwyn MP calls for extra support for mobile cancer care units read more

11.07.17 - Islwyn MP hits out at government’s ‘failed economic policies’ read more

05.07.17 - Islwyn MP pledges to tackle loneliness . read more

04.07.17 - Islwyn MP honoured by University of Wales Trinity St David’s. read more

27.04.17 - ‘The government must stop pollution deaths scandal,’ says Islwyn MP. read more

06.04.17 - ‘Defence contract shows Islwyn is the place to do business’, says Islwyn MPread more

30.03.17 - Islwyn MP hits out at ‘unfair’ TV licence extra charges. read more

29.03.17 - ‘The UK must act to end the crisis in Yemen’, says Islwyn MP. read more

23.03.17 - ‘More needs to be done about ‘disgraceful’ road pollution’ says Islwyn MP. read more

17.03.17 - ‘It is vital to counter radicalisation from returning Daesh fighters’ says Islwyn MP. read more

15.03.17 - Chancellor fails to rule out 2020 tax rise for self-employed after a question from Islwyn’s MP. read more

09.03.17 - ‘This budget is an attack on our small business owners’ says Islwyn MP. read more

03.03.17 - Islwyn MP demands answers over rail project failures. read more

23.02.17- Islwyn MP backs breathing space for families in problem debt. read more

08.02.17 - ‘Banks use unfair overdrafts to sell unneeded financial products’ says Islwyn MP. read more

07.02.17 - ‘HMRC must get tougher on rich tax avoiders,’ says Islwyn MP. read more

Visit Newsroom
© Copyright Christopher Evans 2010 | All rights reservered | Disclaimer