4th May 2013
Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault of two men
8:26 PM — It is being reported that the Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons, the openly gay Conservative MP Nigel Evans, has been arrested on suspicion of rape of one man and the sexual assault of another.
11th July 2011
Deputy speaker Nigel Evans: ‘I lost 35 years of my life in the closet’ 38
8:10 PM — Exclusive interview: In contrast to some MPs, who seem to be regurgitating press releases, Nigel Evans is candid, humorous and happy to chat away. The Tory MP, who is the hugely popular deputy speaker of the House of Commons, came out as gay last December, saying he was tired of living a lie.
8th April 2011
Newly-out gay MPs attend Stonewall Equality Dinner 166
1:26 PM — Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans and Conservative MP Crispin Blunt were among the guests at last night's Stonewall Equality Dinner. They joined 600 guests at London's Dorchester Hotel to raise £340,000 for the charity's gay rights work.
19th December 2010
Ann Widdecombe criticises Nigel Evans’ ‘coming out’ and gay Parliament group 69
11:35 PM — Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe has criticised the 'coming out' of the deputy speaker of the House of Commons, Nigel Evans. She said that being gay “is not an issue” and that MPs should not disclose details of their private lives.