Stephen Twigg

MP, Liverpool, West Derby

Liverpool, West Derby Labour

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How Stephen Twigg voted since 2001
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  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Stephen Twigg hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Voter Registration 22 Oct 2014

    I welcome the work of the student forum. Can the Minister assure us that he will take a close personal interest in the matter and look at the figures as they come in? If by January or February it is clear that there has been a substantial fall in the level of registration among students, will the student forum work with him to look at what can be done via online registration to get those...
  • [Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Voter Registration 22 Oct 2014

    We have had a very good debate, with excellent contributions on both sides of the Chamber. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Sunderland Central (Julie Elliott). Many of us will be jealous of how quickly the counts are undertaken in Sunderland elections. I think that for the last election in Liverpool, I got my declaration at 6 o’clock in the morning. Something can certainly...
  • [Hywel Williams in the Chair] — Voter Registration 22 Oct 2014

    Exactly. We want the 7.5 million figure to fall. We want the numbers of those who are not on the register to fall. We want a register that is more accurate and complete. Seven and a half million is far too many voters unregistered. We want the figure for those who are not on the register to be lower. The hon. Member for Norwich North rightly reminded us that those who are already on the...

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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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Justice
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • Free Schools
  • Schools
  • Electoral Register
  • 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 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 14 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2005, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 68.11% 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") 325 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 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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