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 for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Stephen Twigg hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 23 Oct 2014

    I congratulate the hon. Member for Gainsborough (Sir Edward Leigh) and the other Members on both sides of the House on securing the debate. It is a debate of great constitutional significance, as we have heard. The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 repealed an important and long-standing aspect of the royal prerogative which allowed Prime Ministers to dissolve Parliament when they saw fit. I...
  • Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 23 Oct 2014

    I will return to that issue, which relates directly to a point that the hon. Gentleman made. He referred to the review and I welcome the fact that there will be a review, but I am certainly not persuaded by anything that I have heard today that it would make sense to do what the motion says and repeal the Act. I would like to set out the reasons why. The hon. Member for Harwich and North...
  • Backbench Business: Repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 23 Oct 2014

    The fact is that we fought an election in 2010 on a manifesto commitment to move to a fixed-term Parliament. That was a long overdue reform and I am delighted that my party committed to that in 2010.

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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 39 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 68.17% 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") 329 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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