David Evans

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Person.png David Evans LinkedInRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
David Evans.jpg
Alma materUniversity of York

Employment.png General Secretary of the Labour Party Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
26 May 2020 - Present

Employment.png Co-founder and Director

In office
October 2001 - Present
EmployerThe Campaign Company

Employment.png Assistant General Secretary

In office
February 1999 - October 2001
EmployerLabour Party

Employment.png Trade Union Liaison Officer

In office
September 1983 - July 1986
EmployerCroydon TUC

David Evans is Keir Starmer's pick to be General Secretary of the Labour Party to succeed Jennie Formby.[1]

Labour's NEC confirmed David Evans' appointment on 26 May 2020.[2]

The appointment is likely to be controversial, as David Evans was the author of a report that recommended a “radical overhaul” and a "New Labour solution" under Tony Blair to isolate the Old Labour left, doing so in derisory terms – and in the language of branding and marketing so typical of Blairism.[3]


If Evans is appointed, Labour’s switch from being run by a left-wing, working-class union activist to a company director keen on branding and focus groups will be an ominous sign of the party’s direction under Keir Starmer, especially with the issue of the leaked Labour report[4] still unresolved.[5]