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
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The Sankey canal, first opened in 1757, is an important green corridor and is used by a boat club in my constituency. It is in danger of drying out because the Fiddler’s Ferry power station, which supplies its water, is due to close next year. May we have an urgent statement or a debate involving the Environment Secretary to discuss what the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve case supervision as a result of the HM Inspectorate of Probation inspection of Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company report published in April 2019.
I am fortunate to have a good college, Riverside College, in my constituency. However, one thing that concerns me about the cuts and the impact of the funding problems with colleges is that adult education, which my hon. Friend just touched on, is a second chance for many people who may not have done well at school. They have another opportunity through further education to do better. We need...
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Labour MP for Halton
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
Derek Twigg campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Department of Health
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Work and Pensions
- Non-departmental Public Bodies
- General Practitioners
- Sandymoor School
- Housing: Construction
- Incinerators: Health Hazards
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (15 Nov 2017 to 5 Nov 2018)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (6 Nov 2017 to 5 Nov 2018)
- Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (1 Nov 2017 to 5 Nov 2018)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 1 Nov 2017)
- Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (30 Oct 2017 to 15 Nov 2017)
- 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
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Derek Twigg’s speeches
- Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below 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 50.56% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- 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") 470 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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