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Ribble Valley (House of Commons)
Mr Nigel Evans MP (Independent)
Surgery: Ribble Valley Conservative Association
9, Railway View
Surgery Tel: 01200 425939
MP Since - 1992 Majority - 14,769 Born - 10/11/1957.
Education - Dynevor School, University College, Swansea.
Previous Occupation - Owner of a family business, ran their retail convenience store in Swansea (1979-90).
Personal Overview - Has some Local Government and business experience, and won back the Ribble Valley seat at the 1992 General Election. He advanced to the position of PPS in the 1992-97 Parliament (notably to William Hague MP), and was made an Opposition Spokesman after the 1997 General Election, being further promoted in 2001, but losing out in the November 2003 reshuffle. Was made a Conservative Party Vice Chairman in November 2004 with responsibility for Conservatives Abroad and advancing the Conservative vote overseas. Became a Deputy Speaker in June 2010. Resigned from his post as Deputy Speaker in September 2013 after being charged with several offences and became an Independent.
Political History - Councillor, West Glamorgan County Council (1985-91). MP Ribble Valley (1992-). PPS to Rt. Ho. David Hunt MP as Secretary of State for Employment (1993-94), and as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1994-95). PPS to Tony Baldry MP as Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (1995-96). PPS to Rt. Hon. William Hague MP as Secretary of State for Wales (1996-97). Member of the Public Service Select Committee (1995-97), and Environment Select Committee (1996-97), Welsh Affairs Select Committee (2003-05). Former Co-Vice Chairman of the All Party Manufacturing Industry Group. Joint Vice Chairman of the Retail Industry Group, Honorary Treasurer of the Space Group. Joint Vice Chairman, Advertising All Party Group. Joint Chairman, Export All Party Group. Opposition Front Bench Spokesman on Constitutional Affairs, Scotland and Wales (1997-2001), Vice Chairman (Wales) Conservative Central Office. Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (2001-03). Member of the Trade & Industry Select Committee (2003-05). Conservative Party Vice Chairman (Conservatives Abroad) (2004-05). Member of the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee (2005-09). Member of the International Development Select Committee (2009-10). 1st Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and Deputy Speaker (2010-13).
Characteristics - Director of Networking for Industry (Small Business Bureau). He announced publicly that he was gay in December 2010.
Business Tel: 020 7219 6939
Interests: Agriculture,Aviation,Defence,General Trade & Industry,Health,Tourism & Leisure,Telecommunications,Local Government,European Issues,Small Business,Science & Technology,Education & Training,Party Organisation,Manufacturing Industry
- Parliamentary Space Committee Group (Member)
North West (European Parliament)
Mr Paul Nuttall MEP (UK Independence)
MEP Since - 2009 Born - 1977. Married.
Education - Savio High School. Hugh Baird College. North Lincolnshire College (HND Sport Science) Edge Hill University BA (Hons) History. Liverpool Hope University, MA History. City and Guilds 7307 Teaching Qualification. Certificate in Education. Liverpool Hope University, PhD History (Pending).
Previous Occupation - History Lecturer at Hugh Baird College (2002-06). Lecturer in History at Liverpool Hope University (2003-06). European Parliamentary Assistant and Political Advisor to John Whittaker MEP (2006-08).
Personal Overview - Effectively replaced former UKIP MEP John Whittaker at the 2009 European Elections who he had worked for as an assistant at the Parliament for several years. Has an academic background as a lecturer in the Merseyside area. Politically, he has achieved relatively rapid promotion within the party in recent years, becoming Party Chairman in 2008. In terms of European politics, he has gained experience through his work for John Whittaker MEP, he has also acted as a political consultant to Godfrey Bloom MEP and has been Editor of the Bulletin from Brussels Magazine. As well as opposing Britain's membership of the European Union, his political interests include campaigning against political correctness as well as campaigning to save post offices and British pubs.
Political History - Joined UKIP (2004). General Election candidate for Bootle (2005). Candidate for Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (2006,07,08). Chairman of South Sefton UKIP Branch (2005-2006). Secretary of Young Independence (2008-). Political Consultant to Godfrey
Bloom MEP (2008-09). Chairman of UKIP (2008-). MEP North West Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2009-). Substitute member of the Committee on Culture and Education (2009-11).
Other Information - Member of the Executive Council of the United Commonwealth Society (2007-). Member of the Campaign Against Political Correctness (2006-). Member of the Freedom Association.
Intergroups - N/a.
Interests: Saving Post Offices from closure,Campaigning against Political Correctness
- Environment, Public Health & Food Safety (Member)
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