How Stephen Twigg voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
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 increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted moderately against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Stephen Twigg hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
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
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Work and Pensions
- Electoral Register
- Free Schools
- 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 67.78% 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.
- 81 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Stephen Twigg’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 341 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.
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)
(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)
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