A selection of Stephen Twigg's votes
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Consistently voted for a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2003–2016
Almost always voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2017
Generally voted for a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2016
Almost always voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
7 votes for, 1 vote against, 2 absences, between 1999–2016
Generally voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
2 votes for, 36 votes against, 16 absences, between 2014–2016
Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Show votes
14 votes for, 9 votes against, 26 absences, between 2010–2017
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I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth (Debbie Abrahams) on securing the debate and reaffirm her points about how disappointing it is that the Government did not find time for a debate and a vote on these regulations before they come into force. I would say to the Government that it does not reflect well on this House and on the Government as regards public...
That is borne out by the experience in my local office. The Disability Benefits Consortium research suggested that 71% of respondents said that assessors had not sought any evidence or information about the specific condition, and I think that that is part of the reason why 65% of those who challenge a decision are successful.
My hon. Friend makes his point very powerfully. The other condition I wanted to say something about is epilepsy. I am one of the honorary vice-presidents of Epilepsy Action, an organisation that has also been in touch with me today to say that that they fear that these proposals could penalise people with epilepsy who might rely on support or supervision to manage their medication and monitor...
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Former Labour/Co-operative MP for Liverpool, West Derby
Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 3 May 2017 — Dissolved for election
Party was Labour until 30 Mar 2015
Also represented Enfield, Southgate
Topics of interest
Stephen Twigg campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Department for International Development
- Deputy Prime Minister
- Work and Pensions
- Electoral Register
- Free Schools
- Department for International Development: Procurement
Other offices held in the past
- Member, International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact (27 Jan 2016 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (10 Sep 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Chair, International Development Committee (18 Jun 2015 to 3 May 2017)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (8 May 2015 to 18 Sep 2015)
- Shadow Minister (Justice) (Political and Constitutional Reform) (7 Oct 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Shadow Secretary of State for Education (7 Oct 2011 to 7 Oct 2013)
- Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
- Minister of State (Education and Skills) (School Standards) (16 Dec 2004 to 5 May 2005)
- Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education and Skills) (30 May 2002 to 16 Dec 2004)
- Parliamentary Secretary (Privy Council Office) (11 Jun 2001 to 30 May 2002)
- Member, Employment Sub-committee (14 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Education & Employment Committee (13 Dec 1999 to 11 May 2001)
- Member, Public Accounts Committee (5 Nov 1998 to 17 Nov 1998)
- Member, Modernisation of the House of Commons Committee (23 Feb 1998 to 9 Feb 2000)
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- Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Stephen Twigg’s speeches
- Has received answers to 24 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 64.24% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 75 people are tracking this MP
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 422 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 2 May 2017.
Name of donor: Stop Aids
Address of donor: The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): travel, accommodation and subsistence at a value of £685.96
Destination of visit: Geneva
Dates of visit: 29-31 March 2017
Purpose of visit: to learn about the role, impact, priorities and challenges of all the major UK-funded multilateral organisations that tackle HIV, TB and malaria. The visit was jointly organised by Stop Aids, Malaria No More and Results UK.
(Registered 13 April 2017)
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