Chris Evans


Chris Evans was elected as Labour MP for Islwyn on n May 7th 2015 with 17336 votes, taking 49.0% of the vote.

Brought up in the Rhondda valleys, Chris was educated at Porth County Comprehensive, Pontypridd College and Trinity College, Carmarthen where I graduated with a history degree.

Upon leaving university, he worked in various roles, as a bookmaker, in a bank and at a university. In 2004 he was appointed as a full-time trade union official with the Union of Finance Staff.

For the past four years, he was been the parliamentary researcher to Don Touhig MP based in Pontllanfraith.

He has been a member of the Labour Party since he was 15 and held positions at every level of the party. He stood as Labour’s candidate in the 2005 General Election in Cheltenham. He is a member of Unite, the Fabians Society and the Co-operative Party.

In 2010, he replaced Don Touhig as the Labour candidate for the General Election.

Constituency: Islwyn

Constituency Address: 6 Woodfieldside Business Park, Penmaen Road, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2DG

Constituency Tel: 01495 231990

Date of Birth: 1976


Party: Labour

Personal Website:

Westminster Address: Chris Evans MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Westminster Tel: 020 7219 7091

Twitter: @ChrisEvansMP