Stephen Twigg

MP, Liverpool, West Derby

Liverpool, West Derby Labour

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How Stephen Twigg voted since 2001
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  • 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 fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Stephen Twigg hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Recall of MPs Bill: Clause 9 — Recall petition to be made available for signing 24 Nov 2014

    When the Minister moved the Third Reading, he thanked several people, and I associate myself with the thanks he gave them all. In particular, I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Dunfermline and West Fife (Thomas Docherty), the members of the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee, and Members on both sides of the House and on all sides of the debate. At various stages, we have...
  • Central African Republic 19 Nov 2014

    Mr Bayley, it is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship. I refer hon. Members to my entries in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. I am pleased to bring the current situation in the Central African Republic to the attention of Westminster Hall, and I do that particularly in my role as chair of the all-party group on prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity. I...
  • Central African Republic 19 Nov 2014

    I pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman, whom I know from previous debates takes a particular interest in the important matter of protecting Christians and other religious majorities or minorities around the world. He is right, and I hope to address some of the specific issues he raised. We cannot be content to allow the present situation to continue. We in this country have a responsibility to...

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Labour MP for Liverpool, West Derby

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Also represented Enfield, Southgate


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Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Work and Pensions
  • Justice
  • Free Schools
  • Electoral Register
  • Schools
  • Burma
  • Reading: Primary Education

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Political and Constitutional Reform) (Justice)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills (17 Dec 2004 to 11 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Schools), Department for Education and Skills (29 May 2002 to 17 Dec 2004)
  • Parliamentary Secretary, Privy Council Office (11 Jun 2001 to 29 May 2002)

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  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 67.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 335 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Fee of £300 from The Times Newspaper, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1XY, for an article. Hours: approx. 2 hrs. (Registered 22 July 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by the party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Liverpool West Derby Constituency Labour Party
Address of donor: 1 Castlesite Road Liverpool L12 5EJ
(a) Amount of donation: £5,996 raised at a fundraising dinner. This amount included one individual registrable donation, from USDAW, below, and was shared equally with another Labour MP. I received £2,998.
Donor status: unincorporated association
(a) (Registered 9 July 2014)
(a) Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 sponsorship for fundraising dinner (shared with another Labour MP as above) on 23 June 2014. I benefited from £1,000.
Donor status: Trade Union
(a) (Registered 9 July 2014)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP
(b) Name of donor: Laing O’Rourke Services Ltd
(b) Address of donor: Admirals Park, Dartford DA2 6SN
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: venue hire, printing, leaflet delivery and refreshments for West Derby Jobs Fair held on 31 October 2013; total £3,000.
(b) Date of receipt: 17 October 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 17 October 2013
(b) Donor status: company, registration 04364919
(b) (Registered 31 October 2013; updated 14 November 2013)

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