Dissolution of Parliament

March 27th, 2015

This site was established whilst I was a Member of Parliament. As Parliament has been dissolved there are no Members of Parliament until after the Election on 07/05/2015.

Stephen’s speech in Budget debate

March 24th, 2015
Stephen speaking in Parliament

Stephen Twigg (Liverpool, West Derby) (Lab/Co-op): It is a pleasure to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Foyle (Mark Durkan), who spoke with characteristic passion on behalf of his constituents in Foyle and more broadly in Northern Ireland In his speech …

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Stephen’s speech on Electoral Registration

February 5th, 2015
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Stephen’s speech from yesterday’s Opposition Day Debate on Electoral Registration Stephen Twigg (Liverpool, West Derby) (Lab/Co-op): Today’s debate comes at an important time. There are just 92 days until the general election. As we were reminded by my hon. Friend the Member …

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Voter registration

February 3rd, 2015
Ballot box

Column for Merseymart – Tuesday February 3rd This week is National Voter Registration Week – organised by the fantastic “Bite the Ballot”, an independent and non-party group which works hard to encourage young people to register to vote. Here in …

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Queens Drive development gets the green light

January 28th, 2015
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Yesterday plans for two supermarkets on Queens Drive were approved by Liverpool City Council. The Marks and Spencer and Aldi stores will be built on the existing site of Merseyside Society for Deaf People (MSDP). As part of the development …

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Bedroom Tax and Foodbanks

January 28th, 2015
Stephen speaking in Parliament

Merseymart Column – Tuesday 23rd December 2014  Last Wednesday the House of Commons debated two very important subjects – the Bedroom Tax and the growth of Food Banks. I spoke in the debate on the Bedroom Tax and voted for …

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Don’t forget to register to vote!

January 27th, 2015
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It’s fast approaching National Voter Registration Day on 5th February. On the day Bite the Ballot celebrate the importance of registering to vote. Last year 50,000 registered to vote on the day. This year the aim is to register 250,000 …

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Stephen backs bid to ban pavement parking

January 26th, 2015
Pavement parking

Stephen has joined The Guide Dogs charity in calls to make parking on the pavement illegal. Last week Guide Dogs released footage showing the problems pavement parking causes for people with visual impairments. James White, campaigns manager for Guide Dogs …

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Lobbying Act consultation

January 23rd, 2015
Lobbying Act

Stephen held a consultation event in Liverpool with charities, voluntary organisations and campaigners to hear their views on the Lobbying Act. The event was hosted by Local Solutions with over 30 charities and organisations attending and discussing their experience of …

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Addaction in Croxteth

January 23rd, 2015
Addaction

Stephen recently visited Addaction in Croxteth. Addaction is one of the UK’s largest specialist drug and alcohol charities and believes that effective treatment needs to be tailored to each individual. The charity manages more than 120 services in 80 locations …

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