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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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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

30.09.16 - ‘Everyone deserves clean air’ says Islwyn MP. read more

29.09.16 - ‘Mary Berry has competition from Cwmcarn Pensioners’ says Islwyn MP. read more

29.09.16 - ‘Nominate environmental champions for an award’ says Islwyn MP. read more

27.09.16 - ‘Make simple changes to keep warm this autumn and winter’, says Islwyn MP. read more

27.09.16 - ‘Look out for the signs of prostate cancer’ says Islwyn MP. read more

26.09.16 - Islwyn MP celebrates contribution made by environmental groups. read more

23.09.16 - Islwyn MP says more should be done towards ‘rehabilitation revolution’. read more

21.09.16 - Islwyn MP invites local students to show funny side for competition read more

21.09.16 - Islwyn MP invites local politics students to enter video competition. read more

20.09.16 - ‘Seek advice to avoid problem gambling consequences’, says Islwyn MP. read more

16.09.16 - Islwyn MP congratulates ILS students for community project read more

14.09.16 - Islwyn MP urges Post Office action to prevent closures read more

12.09.16 - Islwyn MP pledges to fight for the community after boundary proposals read more

09.09.16 - Islwyn MP backs campaign to bring back local post office read more

08.09.16 - Islwyn MP says local charities should apply for funding boost read more

07.09.16 - Islwyn MP welcomes grant advice for artists read more

05.09.16 - ‘Read a book to feed your imagination and learn something new’ says Islwyn MP read more

19.08.16 - Islwyn MP hails long service of local Labour stalwart. read more

18.08.16 - Islwyn MP calls out ‘excessively optimistic’ Green Deal scheme. read more

17.08.16 - Islwyn MP says rail fares force people to pay to work. read more

16.08.16 - ‘Quit smoking to help avoid serious health problems’ says Islwyn MP. read more

15.08.16 - ‘Explore First World War history with a grant’, says Islwyn MP. read more

12.08.16 - ‘Simple tips can help prevent costly payment mistakes’, says Islwyn MP. read more

29.08.16 - ‘Spending cuts could once again put HMRC customer service under threat,’ says Islwyn MP. read more

21.08.16 - Islwyn MP calls for regional plan in place of LDP. read more

20.07.16 - Islwyn MP calls out ‘excessively optimistic’ Green Deal scheme. read more

14.07.16 - Islwyn MP says Indian restaurant has done Wales proud. read more

13.07.16 - Islwyn MP demands funding for Welsh renewable energy projects. read more

12.07.16 - Islwyn MP slams service family accommodation providers. read more

06.07.16 - Islwyn MP encourages constituents to volunteer for people with MND. read more

05.07.16 - Islwyn MP presses Government to take action on antibiotic resistance. read more

04.07.16 - ‘Banks must act to stop vulnerable customers being left out’ says Islwyn MP. read more

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