Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

Halton Labour

Derek Twigg’s voting in Parliament

Derek Twigg is a Labour MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Derek Twigg sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Derek Twigg generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Derek Twigg never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Syria 26 Nov 2015

    Although it has been helpful to hear the Prime Minister say more about how robust the intelligence is in support of some of the facts he has provided today, particularly with regard to the 70,000 Syrian fighters, the issue of ground forces, which has been raised by other Members, is key, and today’s statement was weak in that regard. I have asked him this question twice before: what...
  • M56 (Junctions 12 to 14) 17 Nov 2015

    Has the Highways Agency carried out a road safety audit? If not, why not? If it has, what were the results?
  • M56 (Junctions 12 to 14) 17 Nov 2015

    As the hon. Gentleman knows, this is a serious issue of concern in Halton. What evaluation has there been of these accidents? At what time of day do they happen? In what weather do they happen? Were mobile phones being used? Has there been a road safety audit of this stretch of motorway? If so, what was the result and what was done about it? There have been cuts to incident support units,...

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Labour MP for Halton

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election


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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (since 15 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 15 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 15 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 15 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (1 Jul 2013 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Defence Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (27 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (6 Sep 2006 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (10 May 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Schools) (16 Dec 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (13 Jun 2003 to 16 Dec 2004)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (17 Nov 1998 to 10 Jun 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 37 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 75.00% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 50 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.
  • 83 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 434 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys.
11 July 2015, received payment of £200 in respect of the Ipsos MORI Survey of MPs Summer 2015. Hours: 1.5 hours. (Registered 24 July 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Mary Twigg, as part time Executive Secretary (updated 29 May 2015).

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