MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford awarded a Knighthood

PUBLISHED: 15:46 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:47 21 May 2018

David Evennett, MP fpr Bexleyheath and Crayford, has been awarded a Knighthood by the Queen. Picture: Perry Taylor

David Evennett, MP fpr Bexleyheath and Crayford, has been awarded a Knighthood by the Queen. Picture: Perry Taylor


David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, has been awarded a Knighthood by the Queen.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been granted this honour.

“It is a real privilege to serve my constituents and my country as Member of Parliament, and I look forward to continuing to work hard for all of the people of Bexleyheath and Crayford.”

David served as the MP for Erith and Crayford from 1983-1997, and has been the MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford since 2005.

During his time in Parliament, he has served as opposition whip, shadow minister for further and higher education, PPS to the secretary of state for education, Lord commissioner of HM Treasury, and parliamentary under secretary of state for sport, tourism and heritage.

He stood down from the government in January to return to the backbenches.

Mark Brooks, chairman of Bexleyheath and Crayford Conservative Association, said: “For well over 30 years, David has successfully championed the interests of local people, businesses and organisations.

“Only two weeks ago, he was calling for an extension to Crossrail in the north of the borough and this week, he was meeting the skills minister at our local further education college to talk about why we need more investment in training our local young people.”

He added that the Mr Evennett’s Knighthood was “richly deserved.”


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