John Evans, Baron Evans of Parkside
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.
Evans also served as a member of the European Parliament, from 1975 until 1978.
- "Tributes after death of former St Helens MP John Evans who "fought valiantly" for miners' jobs". Liverpool Echo. 8 March 2016.
- The London Gazette: . 19 June 1997.
- The BBC Guide to Parliament, BBC Books, 1979. ISBN 978-0-563-17748-7.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Evans
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|Chair of the Labour Party
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