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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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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
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Last updated: 8 Feb 2017
My constituency is the most heavily urbanised in Cheshire. Most of the available brownfield sites have been built on, there is little green belt land and there is pressure on school places and on the local roads. Will the Secretary of State or his Minister therefore meet me to discuss the specific problems that areas such as mine, particularly small urban areas, have in meeting housing demands?
I am intrigued by the Minister’s view on funding. Why do head teachers write to me saying that they have real concerns about massive funding cuts to their budgets?
I have heard some excellent speeches today but I want to give particular credit to my hon. Friend the Member for Warrington North (Helen Jones) for her excellent speech. Halton is the 27th most deprived borough in the country, and its maintained nursery schools are important not only to the general population but for the difference they make for children from deprived and poorer backgrounds....
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Labour MP for Halton
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Topics of interest
- Department of Health
- Work and Pensions
- Home Department
- Non-departmental Public Bodies
- General Practitioners
- Personal Independence Payment
- 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)
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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Derek Twigg’s speeches
- Has received answers to 59 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 65.35% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 454 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 6 Feb 2017.
1. Employment and earnings
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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