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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.

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Last updated: 18 May 2022. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Derek Twigg has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Fleet Solid Support Ships 18 Nov 2022

    As my hon. Friend the Member for Islwyn (Chris Evans) said, the Defence Committee is very clear that British ships should be built in British yards. As I understand it, this consortium is led by the Spanish. Will he confirm whether it is the case that they are ultimately responsible for the contract, and how can he square that with what the Conservative party has told us for many years,...
  • Defence: Defence Technology Development 7 Nov 2022

    Reductions in defence spending are not what is hampering our security and defence; it is the fact that we need an increase in defence spending to ensure that we have better security and defence in this country. That is particularly important if we are to develop and keep ahead of our competitors on new technology, not least artificial intelligence. Is the Minister confident that, through the...
  • Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Asthma: Medical Equipment 3 Nov 2022

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice her Department provides to people with asthma on the safe and environmentally-friendly disposal of used inhalers.

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Labour MP for Halton

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

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Topics of interest

Derek Twigg campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department of Health
  • Department for Education
  • Work and Pensions
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • General Practitioners
  • Influenza: Vaccination
  • Sandymoor School
  • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

Currently held offices

  • Member, Panel of Chairs (since 22 Jun 2020)
  • Member, Defence Committee (since 11 May 2020)
  • Member, Defence Sub-Committee (since 11 May 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (15 Nov 2017 to 5 Nov 2018)
  • 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)
  • 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 (Joint Committee) (15 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select 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 (1 Jul 2013 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (1 Jul 2013 to 3 Nov 2014)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (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 HM 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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 28 Nov 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
8 December 2021, payment of £200 from CMD Polling, 31 Carolside Avenue, Clarkston, Glasgow G76 7AA, for a survey on 23 September 2021. Hours: 15 mins. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 09 December 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Betting and Gaming Council
Address of donor: Kings Building, 16 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the Rugby League World Cup Final at Old Trafford, value £829.50

Date received: 19 November 2022

Date accepted: 19 November 2022

Donor status: company, registration 12213577

(Registered 28 November 2022)

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