In 2010 Nigel Evans was elected First Deputy Chairman of Ways and Means and a Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
On 18 December 2010, Nigel Evans revealed to the Mail on Sunday that he is gay, saying that he was fed up with living his life as a lie.
- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1339885/Commons-Deputy-Speaker-tells-fed-living-lie-Growing-South-Wales-hard-Tory-let-gay.html/ "Commons Deputy Speaker Tells Why He is Fed Up Living A Lie"
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24042797 BBC News
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26974975 BBC News 1o April 2014