Cllr Tudor Evans OBE

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Committee appointments

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Tudor is the Leader of Plymouth City Council and in his 32nd year of continuous service to the Ham ward as a Labour & Co-operative Councillor. He has been the Leader of the Plymouth Labour Group since May 1998.

Tudor was born in Ebbw Vale, South Wales and is an Environmental Science graduate having arrived in the city in 1977 to read environmental science at Plymouth Polytechnic – now Plymouth University. He was a director of a co-operative printing company for 11 years and is currently working as a local government consultant. His partner Jane is Head of Public affairs at GWR and he has two step-daughters, and is Bampy to Issac, Bodhe and Hudson.

Tudor was awarded the Order of the British Empire for political service and services to local government in the New Year’s Honours list in 2016.  He is a member of the GMB trade union and the Co-operative Party.

Tudor is a member of the One Plymouth Group of City leaders and the Devonport Task Group. He is a Director of Plymouth Science Park Ltd also serving on the Plymouth Growth Board, Destination Plymouth Board and City Council Investment Board. He represents Plymouth City Council on the Heart of the South West, LEP (Community Interest Company), the Plymouth Investment Partnership and South West Councils.

Tudor is a Vice-Chair of the Local Government Association’s Leadership Board and also a member of the LGA’s Councillors Forum. Tudor has previously served as the LGA’s Regional Lead Peer and has worked with a number of Councils on peer reviews. He is also a mentor to other Local Authority Leaders.

Tudor led the council from 1998-2000, then 2003-2007 and again in 2013-16; he was leader of the opposition from 2000 to 2003 and 2007-2012 and from 2016 – 2018. 

Tudor has been a member of many organisations in local, regional and national council affairs since being elected in 1988, including:

§  Devon & Cornwall Development International;

§  SW Regional Assembly;

§  SW Regional Development Agency;

§  Plymouth Development Corporation;

§  Devon & Cornwall Police Authority;

§  SW Local Government Association;

§  Urban Commission (and Steering Group).