John Evans, Baron Evans of Parkside

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John Evans, Baron Evans of Parkside (19 October 1930, Belfast – 5 March 2016, London)[1] was a British politician who was a Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP).

A former shipyard worker and trade unionist, he served as a member of Hebburn urban district council from 1962 until 1974 (of which he was chairman from 1973 to 1974) and South Tyneside council from 1973 to 1974.

Evans was elected to Parliament in the February 1974 general election for the Newton constituency, which he represented until it was abolished for the 1983 election. He then served as MP for the new St Helens North constituency, which partially replaced Newton, until he stood down at the 1997 election, being succeeded by David Watts. On 10 June 1997 he was created a life peer as Baron Evans of Parkside, of St Helens in the County of Merseyside.[2]

Evans also served as a member of the European Parliament, from 1975 until 1978.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Fred Lee
Member of Parliament for Newton
February 19741983
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of Parliament for St Helens North
19831997
Succeeded by
Dave Watts
Party political offices
Preceded by
Les Huckfield
Socialist societies representative on the Labour Party National Executive Committee
1982–1996
Succeeded by
Ian McCartney
Preceded by
Tom Sawyer
Chair of the Labour Party
1991–1992
Succeeded by
Tony Clarke