Nigel Evans
British politician
Nigel Evans
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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MP in court on sex attack charges
Belfast Telegraph - over 3 years
MP Nigel Evans has made his first appearance in court accused of committing sex offences against seven men.
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Britain: Politician Leaves a Post After Assault Charges
NYTimes - over 3 years
A deputy speaker of Parliament, Nigel Evans, resigned from the post after he was charged with eight counts of sexual assault, including rape, dating from 2002 until this year.
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Nigel Evans quits as House of Commons deputy speaker amid rape and sex ... - The Independent
Google News - over 3 years
The Independent Nigel Evans quits as House of Commons deputy speaker amid rape and sex ... The Independent Nigel Evans, a House of Commons Deputy Speaker, is to be charged with a string of sexual offences including rape, the Crown Prosecution Service announced. The 55-year-old Tory MP for Ribble Valley, Lancs, is accused of two counts of indecent assault, ... Nigel Evans quits as deputy speaker amid sex chargesBBC News Nigel Evans's unwise Diana momentThe Guardian Nigel Evans resigns as House of Commons Deputy Speaker after he is ...Daily Mail -Belfast Telegraph all 152 news articles »
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Nigel Evans quits as deputy speaker amid sex charges - BBC News
Google News - over 3 years
BBC News Nigel Evans quits as deputy speaker amid sex charges BBC News Conservative MP Nigel Evans has resigned as Commons Deputy Speaker, after being charged with offences including sexual assault, indecent assault and rape. Mr Evans is accused of eight offences in total dating between 2002 and 2013, the Crown ... Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans resigns as he faces rape and sex chargesThe Independent Nigel Evans resigns as Deputy Nigel Evans Sex Charges: Deputy Speaker QuitsSky News Financial Times -Reuters UK all 74 news articles »
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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans faces new allegations
Burnley Express - over 3 years
Ribble Valley MP and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans has today been arrested on suspicion of indecent assault and sexual touching of two further victims.
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MP backs fight to stop Sabden new homes
Burnley Express - over 3 years
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has thrown his weight behind a campaign to stop any more housing development in Sabden.
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‘Business as usual’ for Ribble Valley MP at centre of sex assault claims
Burnley Express - over 3 years
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans says he will conduct his week-long surgery across the Ribble Valley as usual this summer – despite ongoing sex claims against him.
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UK deputy speaker held again over new gay rape charges
The Times of India - over 3 years
Britain’s deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans, already under arrest for alleged rape and sex assault, has been held on suspicion of three more counts of indecent assault on young men.     
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Nigel Evans denies fresh claims of sex crime allegations as he is released by police after questioning
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
Mr Evans, 55, was interviewed by detectives about the latest allegations, involving three men in their 20s, after answering bail over earlier claims of rape and sexual assault.
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Nigel Evans accused of sexual assault by fourth alleged victim
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Police to interview former parliamentary intern who claims deputy speaker assaulted him in Commons bar 18 months ago Police investigating sexual assault allegations against Nigel Evans are planning to interview a fourth alleged victim who claims that he was intimately groped by the deputy speaker in a bar in the House of Commons. The former parliamentary intern, 22, claims he was assaulted in the Sports and Social Club bar in December 2011 even though he had never spoken to the MP for Ribble Valley and was there with his parents. Detectives have contacted the alleged victim and asked for a formal statement. The former intern said he had just finished a stint in the House of Commons and was in the bar with his parents – he was showing them around parliament and had stopped off for a drink – when the alleged incident occurred. Evans, it is claimed, stood with his back to the former intern and groped his bottom for around a minute. A spokesman for Evans said on Friday: "Mr Evans is u ...
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Nigel Evans should not resign as deputy speaker, says Andrew Mitchell
Guardian (UK) - almost 4 years
Ex-minister who resigned over the 'plebgate' row says he does not believe accusations of rape against Ribble Valley MP Andrew Mitchell, the former cabinet minister, has come to the defence of deputy speaker Nigel Evans, saying he does not believe the accusations of rape against him and does not think the Ribble Valley MP should be forced to resign. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said: "Nigel Evans has been a friend and colleague of mine for more than 20 years. I have known him in good times and bad times, and I simply do not believe these allegations against him." Mitchell said Evans "should definitely continue the role as deputy speaker", pointing out that there were three deputy speakers and "if necessary there can be a degree of burden-sharing" . He said: "If he were to resign now we would be in a terrible position where potentially every public office-holder could be open to blackmail and false stories in the media, triggering their resignation. He has not been ...
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Nigel Evans Denies Rape Accusations
NYTimes - almost 4 years
Nigel Evans, a deputy speaker questioned by the police on Saturday, said that the accusations of rape and sexual assault by two men were “completely false.”     
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nigel Evans
  • 2015
    Age 57
    He was re-elected in the subsequent 2015 general election.
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  • 2014
    Age 56
    On 8 September 2014, Evans was reselected to stand as a Conservative candidate for Ribble Valley.
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    He was acquitted of all charges on 10 April 2014.
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    Evans' trial began on 10 March 2014.
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  • 2013
    Age 55
    On 4 May 2013, Nigel Evans was arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.
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  • 2010
    Age 52
    On 18 December 2010, Evans revealed to The Mail on Sunday that he was gay, saying that he was fed up with living his life as a lie.
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    On 8 June 2010, Nigel Evans was elected First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
    More Details Hide Details This was the first time the three Deputy Speakers had been elected by secret ballot of all MPs.
    He was First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, one of the Speaker's three deputies, from 2010 until his resignation in 2013, after allegations of crimes for which he was acquitted at trial.
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  • 2009
    Age 51
    In November 2009, Evans was ranked as the 570th most expensive MP out of the 646 MPs in the UK Parliament.
    More Details Hide Details Criticism was drawn over his £375 a month expense on phone bills and his purchase of four digital cameras in 18 months. Evans later drew criticism for saying that he struggled to live on his salary of over £64,000 per year. He said those comments were made in jest.
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 47
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He has been a member of the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee since the 2005 general election. On the issue of climate change, Evans has expressed his belief in the solar variation theory and the causes of warming on the earth and on other planets being sunspots, and praised the TV documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle as "one of the best and most controversial programmes I've ever seen on television, particularly for those who don't like being spoonfed by Al Gore". Nigel Evans voted against the introduction of the National Minimum Wage in 1999 by opposing the National Minimum Wage Act of 1998.
  • 2003
    Age 45
    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.
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  • 2001
    Age 43
    He became a member of the Shadow Cabinet under Iain Duncan Smith as the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales from 2001 to 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He had publicly criticised the government for not having a dedicated Secretary of State for Wales in a cabinet post, so when the new Conservative leader Michael Howard decided to take the role outside of the Shadow Cabinet, Evans chose to return to the backbenches.
  • 1997
    Age 39
    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.
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  • 1995
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1993
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1992
    Age 34
    He made his maiden speech on 20 May 1992.
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    Evans regained Ribble Valley from the Liberal Democrats at the 1992 general election defeating Carr by 6,542 votes, and has remained the constituency's MP since then.
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  • 1990
    Age 32
    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.
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  • 1989
    Age 31
    He was selected to contest the Pontypridd by-election, 1989 following the death of Brynmor John, the seat's Labour MP.
    More Details Hide Details He was defeated by Kim Howells in Pontypridd by 10,794 votes.
  • 1987
    Age 29
    He contested Swansea West at the 1987 general election but was defeated by former minister Alan Williams by 7,062 votes.
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  • 1985
    Age 27
    In 1985, Evans was elected as a councillor to the West Glamorgan County Council.
    More Details Hide Details In 1990 he became the deputy Conservative group leader, before standing down as a councillor in 1991.
  • 1979
    Age 21
    He was educated locally at the Dynevor School, and at University College of Swansea, where he gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in politics in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details He was involved in the management of his family's newsagency and convenience store in Swansea.
  • 1957
    Evans was born on 10 November 1957 in Swansea.
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