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John EVANS

member of parliament

John EVANS, British Member of Parliament.

Background

EVANS, John was born on October 19, 1930. Parents: the late James Evans.

Education

Jarrow Central School.

Career

Joined Amalgamated Engineering Union, 1951. Councillor, Hebburn Urban District Council, 1962-1974, Chairman, 1972-1973, Leader, 1969-1974. Councillor, South Tyneside Metropolitan District Council, 1973-1974.

Member of Parliament for Newton, 1974-1983, and for St. Helens North, since 1983. Member of the European Parliament, 1975-1978. Chairman, European Parliament Regional Policy and Transport Committee, 1976-1978.

Political Secretary, National Union of Labour and Socialist Clubs. Labour Whip, 1978-1979. Opposition Whip, 1979-1980.

Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, 1980-1983. Member. National Executive Committee of the Labour Party, since 1982. Shadow Employment Minister, 1983-1987.

Chairman. Labour Party, 1991 -92. Shipyard worker, Tyneside.

Membership

Clubs: Earlestown Labour Club. Culcheth British Legion.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening; soccer; Rugby League.

Connections

Spouse Joan Evans (née Slater). 1959; children: two son, one d.