Stephen speech on genocide by Daesh (Video)

April 20th, 2016
Stephen speaking in Parliament

Today, Stephen spoke in a Commons debate about the genocide being committed by Daesh. You can watch a video of his speech here. Below is the text of the speech. Stephen Twigg I refer hon. Members to my entry in …

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The rare Green Jade Vine

April 4th, 2016
Photo - plants

Last week, Stephen visited the Green Jade Vine in Croxteth Hall’s walled garden. This rare plant had not flowered in Liverpool for 38 years, when it was held at the Harthill Greenhouses in Calderstones Park.

Stephen Twigg responds to Ofsted Chief Inspector’s comments

February 24th, 2016

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Chief Inspector at Ofsted, spoke about Liverpool and Manchester schools in a recent speech. The speech can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/sir-michael-wilshaw-speech-at-ippr Responding, Stephen said: “We share Sir Michael’s determination to see Liverpool schools firing on all cylinders …

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HeartUnions week

February 12th, 2016
Stephen Hearts Unions

From fighting discrimination, to championing the living wage and securing important protections at work, the Trades Union movement has an important and proud tradition in this country. Stephen is this week standing alongside Trades Union members across the country by …

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Stephen Rebukes The Government On Local Government Finance

February 11th, 2016
Stephen speaking in Parliament

Below is Stephen’s speech during a House of Commons debate on Local Government Finance.   You can watch the speech by clicking here   Stephen Twigg (Liverpool, West Derby) (Lab/Co-op): Let me tell the hon. Member for Torbay (Kevin Foster) that this …

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Stephen calls on Government to follow Save the Children’s recommendation

January 5th, 2016
Syria

The International Development Committee, of which Stephen is the Chair, have released their first report focused on Syrian refugees. The report called on the Government to follow the recommendation of Save the Children, and accept an additional 3,000 refugee children …

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St Edward’s College Visits Parliament

December 3rd, 2015
St Edwards College

Last week, a contingent of Year 13 students from St Edward’s College came to Parliament to meet Stephen for a Q&A Session. The group, all Year 13 students studying History, were in London for a series of lectures with historians John …

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Stephen’s Speech on ISIL in Syria

December 3rd, 2015
Stephen speaking in Parliament

I congratulate the hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) on a powerful speech. I have reached a different conclusion from him, but he made a powerful case none the less. May I draw the House’s attention to my …

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Opposition Day Debate on Policing

November 6th, 2015
Stephen speaking in Parliament

On Wednesday 4th November, the Labour Party called an Opposition Day Debate on Policing. Below is the speech I made, highlighting that Merseyside Police Force will be one of the worst affected forces because of the proposed new formula and …

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Stephen speaks up on the impact of police cuts

October 14th, 2015
Stephen speaking in Parliament

On Monday Stephen questioned Police Minister Mike Penning on the impact of police cuts on Merseyside.  He also took the opportunity to dispute claims that comments made by Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, were scaremongering. Stephen requested that …

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