Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

Halton Labour

Derek Twigg campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Derek Twigg’s voting in Parliament

Derek Twigg is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

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

  • Derek Twigg generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Derek Twigg generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Derek Twigg’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Derek Twigg’s full vote analysis page for more.

Derek Twigg has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 27 Oct 2016

    The crisis in adult social care continues to grow, as highlighted by the Care Quality Commission a couple of weeks ago. May I again ask the Leader of the House whether we can have an urgent debate or a statement from the Government, so that they can outline their plans to address that crisis, in particular with regard to local government funding?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions 25 Oct 2016

    What is the Chancellor’s assessment of the effect of inflationary pressures on the prices of goods and food over the next 12 months?
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Service: Staff 24 Oct 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent prison officers there were in England and Wales; and what the ratio of prison officers to prisoners was in prisons in each year since 2010.

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Labour MP for Halton

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


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • General Practitioners
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Argentina
  • NHS: Standards

Currently held offices

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 10 Sep 2015)
  • Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (since 15 Jul 2015)
  • Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 15 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 15 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 15 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (1 Jul 2013 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Defence Committee (10 Jun 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill Committee (4 Mar 2013 to 16 Dec 2013)
  • Shadow Minister (Health) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Children, Schools and Families Committee (27 Jan 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans) (6 Sep 2006 to 5 Oct 2008)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (10 May 2005 to 6 Sep 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (Schools) (16 Dec 2004 to 10 May 2005)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (13 Jun 2003 to 16 Dec 2004)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 13 Jun 2003)
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (17 Nov 1998 to 10 Jun 1999)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Derek Twigg’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 45 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.64% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 50 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.
  • 84 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 448 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
27 August 2016, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing Summer 2016 Survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee donated to the Halton Constituency Labour Party. (Registered 05 September 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Mary Twigg, as part time Executive Secretary. (Updated 29 May 2015)

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