Nigel Evans

Nigel Martin Evans MP (born 10 November 1957) is a British politician serving as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ribble Valley constituency in Lancashire since 1992. A member of the Conservative Party, he was Joint Executive Secretary of the 1922 Committee from 2017 to 2019. He served as First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means, one of the Speaker's three deputies, from 2010 to 2013. He was elected as Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means in 2020.


Nigel Evans

Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
Second Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
Assumed office
8 January 2020
SpeakerLindsay Hoyle
Preceded byRosie Winterton
Executive Secretary of the 1922 Committee
In office
11 October 2017 (2017-10-11)  8 January 2020
Serving with Bob Blackman
LeaderTheresa May
Boris Johnson
Preceded byPeter Bone &
Christopher Chope
Succeeded byBob Blackman
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means
In office
8 June 2010  10 September 2013
SpeakerJohn Bercow
Preceded bySylvia Heal
Succeeded byEleanor Laing
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
In office
11 June 2001  11 November 2003
LeaderWilliam Hague
Iain Duncan Smith
Michael Howard
Preceded byAngela Browning
Succeeded byBill Wiggin
Member of Parliament
for Ribble Valley
Assumed office
9 April 1992
Preceded byMichael Carr
Majority18,439 (33.3%)
Personal details
Born
Nigel Martin Evans

(1957-11-10) 10 November 1957 (age 63)
Swansea, Wales
NationalityBritish
Political partyConservative (until 2013, 2014–present)
Independent (2013–2014)
Alma materSwansea University
WebsiteOfficial website

He is a strong critic of the European Union and supported Brexit in the 2016 EU Referendum. He has since been supportive of Leave Means Leave, a Eurosceptic campaign group[1] and backed Boris Johnson for Prime Minister.[2] He has however since refrained from campaigning on issues such as Brexit in order to fulfill his role as one of the deputy speakers.