Roger Evans

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This article is about the London Assembly member. For the former Member of Parliament, see Roger Kenneth Evans. For the British general, see Roger Evans (British Army officer). For the fictional character, see Sister, Sister (TV series).
Councillor Roger Evans AM
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Roger Evans speaking after his 2008 re-election
Leader - London Assembly Conservatives
In office
May 2008 – March 2011
Preceded by Richard Barnes
Succeeded by James Cleverly
Deputy Leader - London Assembly Conservatives
In office
September 2007 – May 2008
Preceded by Richard Barnes
Succeeded by Richard Tracey
Member of the London Assembly
for Havering and Redbridge
Incumbent
Assumed office
4 May 2000
Preceded by New constituency
Majority 3,939
Personal details
Born 1964 (age 49–50)
Lancashire
Nationality British
Political party Conservative

Jeremy Roger Evans (born 1964) is a Conservative Party politician and member of the London Assembly for Havering and Redbridge. He is a former councillor and leader of the Conservative group in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

Evans was born in Lancashire and moved to London in 1987. He worked for Royal Mail for 10 years before training as a Barrister. He was called to the bar in 1997 and is a member of Middle Temple. He worked as a legal advisor to an IT recruitment company from 1998 to 2000.

Evans was elected to Waltham Forest council in 1990 and was the opposition spokesman on audit (1991), housing (1992), deputy leader (1993) and the leader of the Conservative group 1994–1998.

He was first elected to the London Assembly in 2000 and retained his seat in the 2004 election. Until 2008 he was the Conservative spokesman for Transport and the Chairman of the Transport Committee. In September 2007 he was elected Deputy Leader of the Conservative group at City Hall. In 2008 he retained his seat in an election which returned Boris Johnson as London's Mayor and in September 2008 he became leader of the now eleven strong Conservative group, a post he held until 2011. In the 2012 elections he was returned with a reduced majority.

Roger is also a board member at the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and a trustee of the Trust for London.

In May 2006 he was elected to Havering council, taking the former Labour stronghold of Elm Park in the South of the borough.

Roger published his novel 'Gremal Quest' - a treasure hunt around, and beneath, London - in October 2007.

Roger Evans is single and lives in Romford.

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