Nigel Evans

Nigel Evans

Constituency

Ribble Valley

Party

Conservative

Address as

Mr Evans

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 6939
Fax: 020 7219 2568
evansn@parliament.uk

Constituency

9 Railway View, Clitheroe, BB7 2HA
Tel: 01200 425939
Fax: 01200 422904

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Swansea West 1987 general election and Pontypridd 1989 and Ribble Valley 1991 by-elections. Member for Ribble Valley 1992-2010, for Ribble Valley (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS: to David Hunt: as Secretary of State for Employment 1993-94, as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 1994-95, to Tony Baldry as Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 1995-96, to William Hague as Secretary of State for Wales 1996-97; Opposition Spokesperson for: Scotland and Wales 1997-99, Wales 1999-2001; Shadow Secretary of State for Wales 2001-03; First Deputy Chairman, Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker 2010-

Party groups

Chair Conservative Welsh Parliamentary Candidates Policy Group 1990; President Conservative North West Parliamentary Candidates Group 1991; Secretary North West Conservative MPs 1992-97; Vice-chair: Conservative Party (Wales) 1999-2001, Conservative Party (Conservatives Abroad) 2004-05

Select committees

Member: Welsh Affairs 2003-05, Trade and Industry 2003-05, Culture, Media and Sport 2005-09, International Development 2009-10; Chairmen's Panel/Panel of Chairs: Member 2009-10, Ex-officio member 2010-

Councils, public bodies

West Glamorgan County Council: Councillor 1985-91, Deputy Leader, Conservative Group 1990-91

International bodies

British Inter-Parliamentary Union: Treasurer 2005-08, Vice-chair 2008-10; Member, executive, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 2005-; Member: Council of Europe 2006, Western European Union 2006-; UK chair Technological and Aerospace committee; Hon Treasurer, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) 2010

Political interests

Education, small businesses, US elections, local and regional government, defence, agriculture, international politics, European affairs, telecommunications, space

Countries of interest

Australia, Bahrain, Caribbean, Egypt, Europe, Far East, Gibraltar, USA

General Election 2010 - Ribble Valley

Name Party Votes %
Evans, Nigel Con 26298 50.23%
Foster, Paul Lab 11529 22.02%
Knox, Allan Lib Dem 10732 20.5%
Rush, Stephen UKIP 3496 6.68%
Johnson, Tony Ind 232 0.45%
Result Con Hold (6.56% from Lab to Con)