Stephen Twigg

MP, Liverpool, West Derby

Liverpool, West Derby Labour/Co-operative

Stephen Twigg’s voting in Parliament

Stephen Twigg is a Labour/Co-operative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour/Co-operative MPs.

However, Stephen Twigg sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Stephen Twigg generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour/Co-operative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Stephen Twigg occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour/Co-operative MP for Liverpool, West Derby

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

Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015

Also represented Enfield, Southgate


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Topics of interest

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, International Development Committee (since 18 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Justice) (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Political and Constitutional Reform) (Justice) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 (Education and Skills) (School Standards) (16 Dec 2004 to 5 May 2005)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (30 May 2002 to 16 Dec 2004)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Privy Council Office) (11 Jun 2001 to 30 May 2002)
  • Member, Employment Sub-committee (14 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Education & Employment Committee (13 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (5 Nov 1998 to 17 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (23 Feb 1998 to 9 Feb 2000)

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  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 8 written questions in the last year — below 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 62.12% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — 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") 362 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Oxfam GB
Address of donor: Oxfam House, John Smith Drive, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2JY

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): travel, accommodation and food at a value of £716.49

Destination of visit: Jordan

Date of visit: 25-28 October 2015

Purpose of visit: to assess the situation facing Syrian refugees in Jordan, including visiting the Zaatari refugee camp and meeting Syrian refugees living there and in the host community, to learn about Oxfam’s work in support of refugees, and to hold meetings with UNHCR and the Jordanian Government. (Registered 05 November 2015)

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