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.
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Derek Twigg never rebelled against their party in this parliament
The statement has in its name the word “strategy” and there was a sad lack of that from the Secretary of State today. He did not mention, for instance, what the strategy is in relation to Libya or other countries where ISIL is a major threat, and particularly the need for boots on the ground and how he will deal with that. I want to ask him the same question as I have asked the...
The hon. Member for North West Leicestershire (Andrew Bridgen) spoke about productivity, as did a number of other Members in this afternoon’s interesting debate on the Budget. Productivity is a major challenge for this country, but that problem has not come about overnight. Up till now the Government have not had an answer. As the hon. Member for North West Leicestershire mentioned, if...
The Prime Minister has said today that he wants an increase in the number of special forces. Given our armed forces’ greater reliance on reservists, what are the Minister and the Government doing to ensure that we still have a good pool from which to pick our special forces?
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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
- Work and Pensions
- Department of Health
- Home Department
- Non-departmental Public Bodies
- General Practitioners
- 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)
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- Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 36 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 72.60% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
- 82 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 433 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 28 Sep 2015.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY, for opinion surveys.
22 September 2014, received payment of £200. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 09 October 2014)
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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