Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

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Halton Labour

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

Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Personal Incomes 16 Jan 2018

    The problem is in constituencies like mine, which is one of the most deprived in the county, where more and more people are having to go to food banks. What is the Chancellor doing, in terms of the economic development of the country, to ensure that we get better-paid jobs, especially in places that are severely deprived such as Halton?
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Young People 15 Jan 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2017 to Question 120356, what the reasons are for the Qualifying Young Persons criteria in Universal Credit not being aligned with the Qualifying Young Person criteria in both child benefit and tax credits.
  • Defence 11 Jan 2018

    I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing the debate and on his commitment to defence. Is it not true that the Government have not set out a strategic vision of how we, as a country, will meet the threats we face?

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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
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • General Practitioners
  • Sandymoor School
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Argentina

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (since 15 Nov 2017)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 1 Nov 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Derek Twigg’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 33 written questions in the last year — 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 66.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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 — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 465 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.

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)
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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