Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

Halton Labour

Derek Twigg campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

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
  • Derek Twigg generally voted for university tuition fees, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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

Recent appearances

  • Social Care 16 Nov 2016

    I am afraid it was the same old story from the Secretary of State: no response to the funding crisis. It is a national crisis and a national disgrace that social care is not being funded properly. The social care system should of course become more efficient, but much work by local authorities and local health providers to make it more efficient and bring about improvements has already taken...
  • HS2 Update 15 Nov 2016

    The Secretary of State should not airbrush history and the massive 8 billion upgrade to the west coast under the last Labour Government. There was a huge improvement in services and a huge increase in the number of passengers using them. I want to ask a specific question about my constituency. The Command Paper states that there will be an additional train to Liverpool, so there will be...
  • Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Working Hours 3 Nov 2016

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GPs were full-time in (a) 2010 and (b) 2016.

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Labour MP for Halton

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Department of Health
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Treasury
  • Non-departmental Public Bodies
  • General Practitioners
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Argentina
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Derek Twigg’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 44 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 62.97% 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.
  • 84 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Derek Twigg’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 449 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 21 Nov 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
27 August 2016, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing Summer 2016 Survey. Hours: 1.5 hrs. Fee donated to the Halton Constituency Labour Party. (Registered 05 September 2016)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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)
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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