Liz Twist

Opposition Whip (Commons)

Labour MP for Blaydon

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Liz Twist’s voting in Parliament

Liz Twist is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Liz Twist sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Liz Twist voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons, while most Labour MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Liz Twist has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Covid-19 Update 26 Nov 2020

    May I start by assuring the Secretary of State that directors of public health and local authorities in the LA7 area and the wider north-east are certainly very focused on getting that figure down and have had some success? I would like to make that absolutely clear. The second point I would like to make is that my constituents and others across the north-east will be hugely disappointed to...
  • Business of the House 26 Nov 2020

    As we have heard today, it is Carers Rights Day. Our unpaid carers do an amazing job at any time, but during the covid-19 pandemic the pressures on them have been immense. I would like to thank those unpaid carers in my constituency, as well as Gateshead Carers and the Carers Trust Tyne and Wear who offer them support. Carer’s allowance is still only £67.25 a week, which is nothing. May we...
  • HMP Frankland: Covid-19 24 Nov 2020

    Does my hon. Friend agree not only that prison officers are to be commended for their dedication but that it is incumbent on their employers to ensure that the risks of covid-19, especially for those in the vulnerable group, are properly assessed?

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Labour MP for Blaydon

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 2017 — General election


Topics of interest

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Department for Education
  • Cabinet Office
  • Department for Transport
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Coronavirus: Hearing Impairment
  • Employment: Hearing Impairment
  • Pupils: Coronavirus
  • Students: Coronavirus
  • Asthma: Steroid Drugs

Currently held offices

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 4 May 2020)
  • Member, Procedure Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (since 12 Feb 2020)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (since 10 Feb 2020)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee) (since 27 Jan 2020)
  • Member, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee) (since 27 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee of Privileges (25 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Committee on Standards (25 Feb 2019 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, European Statutory Instruments Committee (18 Jul 2018 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 20 May 2019)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 23 Nov 2020.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: UNISON
Address of donor: UNISON Northern, 140-150 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6TH

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,810

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 11 January 2020)
Name of donor: Gainford Care Homes
Address of donor: Gainford House, Picktree Lane, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3SR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: company, registration 02935370

(Registered 11 January 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Maine et Loire, France: (i). (Registered 07 July 2017)

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