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Labour MP for Halton
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Derek Twigg voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted moderately for a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted moderately for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted very strongly for the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted moderately for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Health, Work and Pensions, Home Department, Transport, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Non-departmental Public Bodies, Argentina, General Practitioners, Urban Areas: Planning Permission, Hillsborough Stadium: Disclosure of Information
(based on written questions asked by Derek Twigg and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Health and Social Care Bill Committee (21 out of 40)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (4 out of 12)
- Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Energy Bill Committee (11 out of 12)
- Business Rate Supplements Bill Committee (7 out of 7)
- Education Bill Committee (2 out of 2)
- Higher Education Bill Committee (13 out of 15)
- Extradition Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (2 out of 3)
- Business of the House: Royal Bank of Scotland (13 Jun 2013)
“The Minister’s statement underlined what a shambles this is, and also made it clear that there might not be a new appointment for some time. My specific question is this, however. When my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham East (Chris Leslie) asked about the Chancellor’s involvement, the Minister said that the Chancellor had had no direct involvement. May I ask whether he had...”
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- Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 30 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 75.25% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 47 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 16–17 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") 397 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£20,094 (278th)||£16,800 (466th)||£19,926 (391st)||£18,202||£18,054 (395th)||£18,404 (355th)||£16,970 (465th)||£14,872 (369th)|
|London costs||£0||£0||£0||£0||£1,618 (joint 1st with 118 others)||£1,574 (joint 1st with 101 others)||£1,281 (joint 104th with 6 others)||£0|
|Office running costs||£12,961 (503rd)||£12,328 (531st)||£16,210 (534th)||£9,624||£18,982 (242nd)||£16,968 (529th)||£18,168 (joint 304th with 2 others)||£30,214 (30th)|
|Staffing costs||£73,276 (605th)||£64,546 (625th)||£66,722 (609th)||£65,578||£61,166 (600th)||£49,205 (638th)||£56,885 (571st)||£34,669 (595th)|
|Communications Allowance||£9,727 (253rd)||£4,380 (487th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£12,314 (128th)1||£10,559 (204th)2||£12,999 (112th)||£12,025||£13,213 (212th)||£13,117 (208th)||£12,740 (212th)||£9,580 (238th)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£421 (182nd)||£323 (joint 267th with 1 other)||£594 (201st)||£274||£804 (216th)||£792 (193rd)||£0||£474 (252nd)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£155 (290th)||£646 (joint 175th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£334 (43rd)||£327 (49th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£3,097 (361st)||£452 (joint 519th with 1 other)||£687 (419th)||£353||£993 (joint 295th with 1 other)||£938 (joint 285th with 2 others)||£389 (595th)||£632 (496th)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£1,675 (joint 432nd with 1 other)||£3,197 (joint 265th with 1 other)||£2,265||£2,716 (303rd)||£2,675 (joint 311th with 1 other)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£1,258 (joint 250th with 2 others)||£1,046 (351st)||£14||£1,885 (joint 332nd with 3 others)||£1,871 (joint 362nd with 2 others)||£1,871 (joint 354th with 2 others)||£1,871 (joint 332nd with 2 others)|
|Other Costs||£0||£8,130 (15th)||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Total||£132,380 (527th)||£121,424 (593rd)||£121,381 (544th)||£108,335||£119,431 (411th)||£105,544 (560th)||£108,304 (433rd)||£92,312 (228th)|