John Evans, Baron Evans of Parkside, British politician, Died at 85

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John Evans, Baron Evans of Parkside was born on October 19, 1930, and died on March 8, 2016.

He was a former Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) in the United Kingdom.

A former shipyard worker and trade unionist, John Evans 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.

He 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.

John Evans 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.

John Evans had created a life peer as Baron Evans of Parkside, of St Helens in the County of Merseyside, on June 10, 1997.

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

John Evans passed away at 85 yrs old.

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