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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.
This is a random selection of Liz Twist’s votes.
Voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2020.
Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs Details
0 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2020.
Voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
0 votes for, 0 votes against, in 2020.
Consistently voted against reducing central government funding of local government Show votes
0 votes for, 2 votes against, between 2018–2019.
Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
43 votes for, 5 votes against, 12 absences, between 2017–2020.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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Liz Twist has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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There are five excellent bids from across Scotland for the two proposed green freeports. Each of the bids is of such high quality that it would be a great shame not to support the local economies in Inverness and Cromarty, Orkney, the Forth, the Clyde, and Aberdeen City and Peterhead. Will the Minister’s Department consider what support can be given to unsuccessful areas, and whether that...
To return to the subject of community payback, most of us across the House know the impact of crime and antisocial behaviour on our communities. We see the impact on our towns and villages. We see how it worries people, makes them anxious, brings down their sense of pride in an area and makes them angry. We know that the link to antisocial and criminal behaviour, even at a low level, exists...
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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
- Department for Environment
- Food and Rural Affairs
- Department for Transport
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
- Asthma: Health Services
- Coronavirus: Hearing Impairment
Currently held offices
- Member, Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill [HL] Committee (since 19 Jan 2022)
- Member, Finance (No.2) Bill Committee (since 8 Dec 2021)
- Shadow Minister (Scotland) (since 4 Dec 2021)
- Member, Judicial Review and Courts Bill (since 27 Oct 2021)
- Member, National Insurance Contributions Bill Committee (since 16 Jun 2021)
- Member, Compensation (London Capital & Finance plc and Fraud Compensation Fund) Bill Committee (since 8 Jun 2021)
- Member, Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Commons) (since 12 Apr 2021)
- 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, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 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: 27 Jun 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
16 February 2022, payment of £225 from Ipsos MORI
, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey. Hours: 45 mins. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 04 March 2022)
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: 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,720 towards the cost of the printing and distribution of my report to constituents
Donor status: trade union
(Registered 28 January 2022)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
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