Nigel Evans

Born Nov 10, 1957

Nigel Martin Evans is a British politician. Since 1992 he has been Conservative Party Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley constituency. Since 2010 he has been First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, a deputy speaker.

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1957 Birth Evans was born on 10 November 1957 in Swansea.


1979 21 Years Old He was educated locally at the Dynevor School, and at Swansea University, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics in 1979. … Read More
1985 27 Years Old In 1985, Evans was elected as a councillor to the West Glamorgan County Council. … Read More
1987 29 Years Old He contested Swansea West at the 1987 general election but was defeated by former minister Alan Williams by 7,062 votes.


1989 31 Years Old He was selected to contest the Pontypridd by-election, 1989 following the death of Brynmor John. … Read More
1990 32 Years Old He fought his third election in one parliament when he was selected to contest the very safe Conservative seat of Ribble Valley in the by-election caused by the resignation of David Waddington to become the Leader of the House of Lords in 1990, but was again defeated at the Ribble Valley by-election on 7 March 1991 when Mike Carr gained the seat for the Liberal Democrats by 4,601 votes.
1992 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Nigel Evans regained Ribble Valley from the Liberal Democrats at the 1992 general election defeating Carr by 6,542 votes and has been the MP there since.
1993 35 Years Old He was appointed as the Parliamentary Private Secretary PPS to the Secretary of State for Employment David Hunt in 1993 and remained Hunt's PPS when he was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1994.
1995 37 Years Old In 1995, Evans became the PPS to Tony Baldry the Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1995, and in 1996 became the PPS to the new Secretary of State for Wales William Hague.
1997 39 Years Old With the Conservative Party not winning a single seat in Wales at the 1997 general election, Evans was drafted onto the frontbench by John Major as a spokesman on Welsh Affairs.


2001 43 Years Old He became a member of the Shadow Cabinet under Iain Duncan Smith as the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales from 2001 to 2003. … Read More
2003 45 Years Old He became a member of both the Trade and Industry the Welsh Affairs Select Committees in 2003; and in November 2004, he was appointed a Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party, with specific responsibility for overseeing Conservatives Abroad and mobilising the Conservative vote overseas.
2005 47 Years Old He returned to the back-benches on the election of David Cameron in 2005 deciding to dedicate more time to his work on the Council of Europe and Western European Union. … Read More


2009 51 Years Old He voted against every increase in the minimum wage thereafter and in 2009 became one of 11 MPs to back the Employment Opportunities Bill, which aimed to make the minimum wage optional, but was defeated in Parliament. … Read More
2010 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On 8 June 2010 Nigel Evans was elected First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons. … Read More
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