Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett celebrates three decades since first election to Commons

PUBLISHED: 11:58 18 June 2013 | UPDATED: 13:33 18 June 2013

David Evennett

David Evennett


Bexleyheath and Crayford Conservative MP David Evennett celebrated the 30th anniversary of his election to Parliament with a dinner at the House of Commons last week.

Mr Evennett was elected on June 9, 1983 and is one of 16 MPs remaining from the intake during Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as Prime Minister.

The 64-year-old was originally the representative for Erith and Crayford when he defeat Labour defector James Wellbeloved, but constituency boundary changes changed it to Bexleyheath and Crayford in 1997.

Mr Evennett lost that election to Labour’s Nigel Beard but he was re-elected in 2005.

The event was organised by Business Minister Michael Fallon and the guest speaker was former Cabinet Minister Peter Lilley.

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