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Sir Edwin Evans (1855-4 April 1928) was an estate agent and local politician.

Born in Kentish Town, he moved to the expanding suburbs of south London where he established his auctioneering business, eventually settling in Battersea.

He became active in Conservative politics, and in 1910 was selected by the the Municipal Reform Party to contest elections to the London County Council. He failed to be elected on that occasion, and also declined the offer of standing for parliament.

Instead he became involved in extra-parliamentary activities opposing the budgetary policies of the liberal government, in particular the introduction of Capital Gains Tax. He was a founder member of the Land Union, and president of the Protection of Property Association (POPA). In 1910 he was appointed to the board of the Stepney and Suburban Building Society, a post he held until his death.

In 1913 he was elected to the county council as a Municipal Reform Party councillor representing Wandsworth. During the First World War he was a member of the council's Parks, Smallholdings and Allotments Standing Committee which oversaw the use of public spaces for the production of food.

In 1919 he was re-elected to the county council as a councillor for Battersea South, holding the seat until 1925. In that year, at the age of 70, he retired from the council and from the presidency of POPA.

In 1927 he was knighted for “political and public services in Battersea”.

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