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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
We have lots more plain English analysis of Liz Twist’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Liz Twist’s full vote analysis page for more.
Liz Twist has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support is available for single parents who cannot work from home and whose children are instructed to self-isolate without having a positive covid-19 test.
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) procurement policies have been applied and (b) invitations to tender have been submitted in respect of Government contracts with (i) Serco and (ii) other private companies being used in the response to the covid-19 outrbreak.
A number of our witnesses, including Hilary Meredith of Hilary Meredith Solicitors, talked about the lack of support for veterans. If someone is still serving in the armed forces there may be something, but for a veteran it is as if they were not formally part of the armed forces. These new clauses, among other things, were designed to assist in that progress towards ensuring that the support...
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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
- Coronavirus: Hearing Impairment
- Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes
- Students: Coronavirus
- Employment: Hearing Impairment
- 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: 12 Oct 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
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