Derek Twigg

Halton Labour

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How Derek Twigg voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails

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Derek Twigg occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 10 Apr 2014

    The Department of Health confirmed this week that in Halton the ratio of patients to GPs is much higher than the English national average. May I ask the Leader of the House to arrange for a debate so the Department of Health can tell us what it is doing to increase the number of GPs in disadvantaged areas such as Halton?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Trade & Investment 10 Apr 2014

    The fact is, though, that exports are at their worst and lowest level since 2010. It is interesting that the chief economist of the British Chambers of Commerce has said: “We need to match resources committed by our major competitors if we are to compete on a level-playing field when exporting overseas.” What is the Minister doing specifically to ensure a level playing field for...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Business Rates 7 Apr 2014

    Business rates are an important part of encouraging and maintaining shops. One problem is where town centres, such as Runcorn in my constituency, need to be reconfigured. The borough council needs extra resources to be able to do that. What are the Government doing to help local authorities reconfigure town centres and therefore to promote more shops?

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Labour MP for Halton


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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • Argentina
  • General Practitioners
  • Energy: Prices
  • Urban Areas: Planning Permission

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 51 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 74.22% 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.
  • 77 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 409 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments received for completing Parliamentary Panel Surveys for ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA:
Received payment of £225 for completing surveys. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 22 April 2013)
Payments received for completing Parliamentary Panel Surveys for Ipsos Mori, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY:
£200 for completing summer survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Payment donated to charity. (Registered 9 July 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: BM LFI, London W1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation, meals and additional expenses; total value £1,450. Some hospitality within Israel and the Palestinian territories provided by the Portland Trust in Ramallah and the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Date of visit: 19-24 May 2013
Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
(Registered 10 June 2013)

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