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Helping to serve your community, Chris Evans MP Help Shape Britains Progressive Future

In Parliament

Chris Evans MPSince being in Parliament, I have taken part in numerous Commons debates and asked several oral and written parliamentary questions. Copies of all the speeches and questions I have made since becoming a Member of Parliament can be found here.

Committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups

Even though speaking in the House of Commons is high profile, much of Parliament’s work is done in Committees and it is during Committees that close scrutiny of the Government’s activities and legislation can take place.

There is a Commons Select Committee for each government department. I previously sat on the Justice Select Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee. In addition I have served on a large selection of Bill Committees which provide detailed scrutiny of legislation before it passes into law. The Bill Committees I have served on cover policy areas as diverse as social responsibility, childcare, pensions and financial services.

Away from the formal activities of Parliament I serve on many All Party Parliamentary Groups; bipartisan bodies which allow MPs from all parties to meet and discuss issues which affect our constituents. In particular I am Chair of the All Party Group on Down’s Syndrome and Secretary of the All Party Group on Motor Neurone Disease.

Labour’s Shadow Treasury Team

In October 2013, after a year on Labour’s Shadow Environment Team, I joined Labour’s Shadow Treasury Team as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Chris Leslie MP.

Since my election to Parliament in May 2010 I have spoken several times in the House of Commons about the government’s failed economic policy and the impact of falling living standards on households in Islwyn.

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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

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

24.01.17 - ‘We must remember the holocaust’ says Islwyn MP. read more

11.01.17 - Foreign Secretary fails to answer question from Islwyn MP. read more

10.01.17 - Islwyn MP slams HMRC customer service failures. read more

09.01.17 - Islwyn MP hails ‘victory for local residents’. read more

09.01.17 - Use proceeds of crime to help prevent crime, says Islwyn MP. read more

09.12.16 - Let’s get Brexit right. read more

06.12.16 - ‘War widows deserve pension justice’ says Islwyn MP. read more

02.12.16 - ‘Government should be ashamed over food bank use’ says Islwyn MP. read more

24.11.16 - Islwyn MP hits out at ‘failure’ budget. read more

18.11.16 - Islwyn MP throws his support behind boundary review amendment Bill. read more

18.11.16 - Islwyn MP calls on constituents to help ‘spread the warmth. read more

16.11.16 - Islwyn MP calls out ‘unjust’ and ‘disproportionate’ county court judgements and urges reform. read more

11.11.16 - Islwyn MP pays tribute to inspirational Youth Summit. read more

04.11.16 - Islwyn MP demands government answers for financial services. read more

02.11.16 - Islwyn MP celebrates contribution of health and social care workers. read more

27.10.16 - Islwyn MP slams boundary proposals at hearing. read more

26.10.16 - Islwyn MP calls on government to act on overseas territories’ secrecy. read more

25.10.16 - Islwyn MP says Wales needs trade ambassador and industrial strategy. read more

19.10.16 - ‘Think differently about money’ says Islwyn MP. read more

18.10.16 - ‘Government’s draft BBC charter and agreement is rushed’ says Islwyn MP. read more

13.10.16 - Islwyn MP encourages constituents to help shape arthritis research. read more

12.10.16 - ‘There is no place in Wales for hate’ says Islwyn MP. read more

12.10.16 - ‘There is no place in Wales for hate’ says Islwyn MP. read more

04.10.16 - Islwyn is a great place for business, says Islwyn MP. read more

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