Chris Evans MP|Islwyn

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

Write to me at:
6 Woodfieldside Business Park, Penmaen Road, Pontllanfraith, NP12 2DG

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01495 231990

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