How Derek Twigg voted since 2001
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Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
Voted strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
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Derek Twigg hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
Thank you, Mr Hollobone. I shall try to live up to your expectations. It has been an excellent debate, without one bad speech or intervention. Everything has been superb, with all the issues that have been raised and the degree of emotion brought into the debate—but controlled emotion, based on facts and on listening to constituents, which has been an important part of things. A number...
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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
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Department of Health
- Non-departmental Public Bodies
- General Practitioners
- Personal Independence Payment
- Energy: Prices
Currently held offices
- Member, Defence Committee (since 10 Jun 2013)
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)
- Member, Children, Schools and Families (27 Jan 2009 to 6 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 (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (6 Sep 2006 to 5 Oct 2008)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport (11 May 2005 to 7 Sep 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (10 May 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (17 Dec 2004 to 11 May 2005)
- 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)
- Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 17 Dec 2004)
- 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 51 debates in the last year — well 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 74.32% 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.
- 79 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 430 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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