Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

Halton Labour

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Derek Twigg’s voting in Parliament

Derek Twigg is a Labour MP, and 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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Orlando Attack: Uk Security Measures 13 Jun 2016

    I want to place on record my condemnation of the terrible attacks in Orlando. It seems that ISIS is being pushed back in certain parts of the middle east and we are seeing fighters fleeing from its strongholds, a number of whom are coming across to Europe, and some may come back to the UK, Given that, is the Secretary of State satisfied that extra measures are in place to deal with this...
  • BHS 6 Jun 2016

    It would have been useful to have heard from the Minister how long the investigations will take to conclude, because people will be worried about their jobs and pensions in the meantime. Referring back to the question of my right hon. Friend the Member for Birkenhead (Frank Field), when did the Minister last meet the administrators? What discussions has she had with them about what stores...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupil Exclusions: Halton 9 May 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were excluded from academy schools in Halton in each year since 2010.

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Labour MP for Halton

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

Expenses

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Topics of interest

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

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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Derek Twigg’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 38 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 64.77% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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") 444 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 27 Jun 2016.

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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