Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

Halton Labour

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How Derek Twigg voted since 2001
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  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted moderately for university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails

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Derek Twigg hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraq 22 Jul 2014

    May I raise again the issue of Christians in Iraq? I do not think the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the right hon. Member for East Devon (Mr Swire), answered the previous question in any detail. What are the Government doing in the international community and the UN and with the Iraqi Government to bring attention to the plight of Christians in Iraq, given the terrible...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Special Measures Regime 16 Jul 2014

    Does the Secretary of State think that standards could be improved further by having minimum levels of staffing in care homes, and does he think that more can and should be done to improve pay and rewards for care workers?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Afghanistan 14 Jul 2014

    The Secretary of State will be aware of recent reports that areas such as Sangin, Now Zad and Musa Qala have fallen into the hands of the Taliban or the insurgents. Are those reports correct?

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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

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)

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  • Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 54 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 74.47% 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") 411 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
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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