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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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22.06.16 - Islwyn MP praises cub scouts for teaching life skills read more

20.06.16 - Islwyn MP backs concussion campaign after running Caerphilly 10k. read more

15.06.16 - ‘Development aid must focus on tackling corruption and improving education’ says Islwyn MP. read more

15.06.16 - ‘Development aid must focus on tackling corruption and improving education’ says Islwyn MP. read more

14.06.16 - Islwyn MP presses Justice Minister on short sentencing. read more

09.06.16 - Islwyn MP tells multinationals to ‘showmethemoney’. read more

08.06.16 - Islwyn MP questions Chancellor on pay cuts. read more

07.06.16 - Islwyn MP questions Chancellor on pay cuts. read more

06.06.16 - Islwyn MP encourages local SMEs to become Commonwealth exporters. read more

06.06.16 - ‘Get checked for glaucoma’, says Islwyn MP. read more

04.06.16 - Islwyn MP to run 10k for Headway. read more

03.06.16 - Islwyn MP backs Sirhowy Valley residents in pollution fight. read more

02.06.16 - Islwyn MP backs Rogerstone workers. read more

01.06.16 - Islwyn MP calls for banks to consult communities before closing. read more

27.05.16 - Islwyn MP calls for banks to consult communities before closing. read more

26.05.16 - Islwyn MP slams failing justice system. read more

25.05.16 - ‘HMRC must learn from past mistakes,’ says Islwyn MP. read more

24.05.16 - ‘Fans deserve the chance to cheer Wales on’ says Islwyn MP. read more

23.05.16 - ‘It’s time to put families first’ says Islwyn MP. read more

20.05.16 - Islwyn MP pays tribute to Queen’s service. read more

18.05.16 - Islwyn MP pays tribute to Queen’s service. read more

17.05.16 - ‘The government must ensure SMEs get contracts’ says Islwyn MP. read more

16.05.16 - Islwyn MP speaks out against unacceptable Crumlin road pollution. read more

16.05.16 - Islwyn MP invites constituents to confront dementia. read more

13.05.16 - ‘Immediate action must be taken to protect taxpayers from mis-selling’, says Islwyn MP. read more

12.05.16 - Islwyn MP nominates local restaurant to be named best in the country read more

11.05.16 - Islwyn MP calls on ‘unscrupulous’ bosses to start paying the minimum wage. read more

28.04.16 - ‘Anti-semitism has no place in Labour’, says Islwyn MP. read more

22.04.16 - ‘Don’t suffer in silence with Parkinson’s’, says Islwyn MP. read more

22.04.16 - ‘Don’t suffer in silence with Parkinson’s’, says Islwyn MP. read more

20.04.16 - ‘Don’t suffer in silence with Parkinson’s’, says Islwyn MP. read more

19.04.16 - Islwyn MP calls for constituents to help stop hunger. read more

14.04.16 - ‘HMRC must do more to tackle tax fraud’ says Islwyn MP. read more

12.04.16 - Islwyn MP calls for answers from PM. read more

07.04.16 - Islwyn MP calls for answers from PM. read more

05.04.16 - ‘Get screened for bowel cancer’, says Islwyn MP. read more

30.03.16 - ‘We must stand behind our steel communities’ says Islwyn MP. read more

23.03.16 - Islwyn MP calls for review into problem gambling causes. read more

22.03.16 - Islwyn MP urges residents to have their say on local plans. read more

21.03.16 - Islwyn MP calls for Osborne to axe PIP changes. read more

17.03.16 - Islwyn MP renews calls for banking reform. read more

11.03.16 - Islwyn MP calls on constituents to report wildlife crime. read more

10.03.16 - Islwyn MP calls on constituents to report wildlife crime. read more

01.03.16 - Islwyn MP calls on constituents to report wildlife crime. read more

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