A selection of Derek Twigg's votes
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Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
0 votes for, 11 votes against, 1 absence, between 2013–2016
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 40 votes against, 12 absences, between 2014–2016
Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2007–2016
Generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
5 votes for, 2 votes against, 4 absences, between 1999–2016
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017
Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2013
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To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 March 2017 to Question 68119, on Sandymoor School, if she will publish an update on the anomaly in the financial statements of the Trust.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 66084, on Sandymoor School, if she will provide an update on the reference to a deficit of £522,760.
Has the Minister had discussions with his colleagues in the Department for Work and Pensions about universal credit and the impact it is having on many of my constituents who are not being paid for weeks and sometimes months on end and are therefore going into arrears? That is in addition to being hit by the bedroom tax and other benefit changes. Has he had these discussions, or will he do...
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Former Labour MP for Halton
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Topics of interest
Derek Twigg campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Non-departmental Public Bodies
- General Practitioners
- Sandymoor School
- Personal Independence Payment
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (13 Jul 2015 to 15 Jul 2015)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select 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)
- Government Whip (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
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- Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Derek Twigg’s speeches
- Has received answers to 46 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 65.31% 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.
- 85 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 459 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys:
1 March 2017
, received £200 for completing Winter 2016 Survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee donated to the Halton Constituency Labour Party. (Registered 07 March 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
Name of donor: The Rugby Football League
Address of donor: Red Hall, Red Hall Lane, Leeds LS17 8NB
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets and hospitality to the value of £360 received for the Rugby League Grand Final
Date received: 8 October 2016
Date accepted: 8 October 2016
Donor status: company, registration 3845473
(Registered 19 October 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Address of donor: 44 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NR
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, other transport, board and lodging to a value of £476
Destination of visit: Berlin
Dates of visit: 1-2 December 2016
Purpose of visit: To attend Security and Defence Roundtable organised by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Royal United Services Institute
(Registered 13 December 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
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