Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

Halton Labour

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How Derek Twigg voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Derek Twigg hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Al-Sweady Inquiry Report 17 Dec 2014

    Obviously we should all support our armed forces, and I welcome what the Secretary of State said in his statement. We have very courageous, professional and decent armed forces who have to perform in some terrible and traumatic circumstances, and we have seen yet again that they are forces of whom we should all be proud. May I ask, however, whether the Secretary of State feels that...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 17 Dec 2014

    I was contacted at the weekend by a constituent who told me that a fall left his 78-year-old mother bleeding on the kitchen floor and that it took almost an hour and a half for the ambulance to attend. Is that not indicative of the health service under this Government? What is the Prime Minister going to do to ensure that pressures on ambulance services are eased?
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners 9 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs have retired at the age of 65 in each year since 2010.

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Labour MP for Halton

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • General Practitioners
  • Argentina
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Energy: Prices

Currently held offices

  • Member, Defence Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (1 Jul 2013 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (28 Jan 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Minister for Veterans), Ministry of Defence (3 Dec 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary ( (Minister for Veterans), Ministry of Defence (8 Nov 2007 to 3 Dec 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence (28 Jun 2007 to 8 Nov 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Veterans), Ministry of Defence (7 Sep 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (11 May 2005 to 7 Sep 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (17 Dec 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 17 Dec 2004)

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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 48 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.08% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 49 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 80 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 413 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payment of £200 received on 22 September 2014 from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 9 October 2014)

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