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Derek Twigg, MP for Halton

Working Hard for Widnes, Runcorn & Hale



Halton MP Derek Twigg, after careful consideration of the case put by the Government for extended military action..

Derek Twigg MP campaigns to raise awareness of stroke caused by under-diagnosed heart condition 18 Nov 2015

Derek Twigg MP is supporting a campaign to raise awareness of atrial fibrillation (AF), a heart condition..

Derek Twigg MP Holds Talks with Halton Council over the Worsening Traffic Congestion at the Lugsdale/A562 Gyratory Ashley Way 26 Nov 2015
Derek has held talks with Halton Council’s leader Cllr Rob Polhill and Chief Executive David Parr over the..


Martyn Case is named as one of the country’s top young citizens and meets Derek Twigg In Parliament.


Derek Twigg MP supports Pancreatic Cancer UK ahead of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month 04 Nov 2015

Derek Twigg MP, attended a cross-party event on Tuesday 27 October at the House of Commons, organised by Pancreatic..

Derek Twigg MP backs local shopworkers and opposes Government changes to Sunday trading laws 20 Oct 2015
Derek Twigg MP for Halton attended an Usdaw lobby of Parliament to oppose the Government’s proposal to devolve..

Derek Visits Ormiston Chadwick Academy 25 Jun 2015
Derek Twigg MP was delighted to visit Ormiston Chadwick Academy to be part of their assembly and hear the..

Derek Twigg Supports Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Month 24 Jun 2015

Derek Twigg MP was pleased to attend a reception hosted by the Motor Neurone Disease Association last week to..

Arthritis Champion Derek Twigg MP for Halton continues fight against arthritis 15 Jun 2015

Derek Twigg MP has pledged to continue the fight alongside Arthritis Research UK for the thousands of local..

Derek Visits St Gerard's RC Primary School to "Send my friend to school". 18 Jun 2015

Last week, Derek Twigg visited St Gerard’s RC Primary School in Widnes to attend their assembly and talk with..

Local MP Derek Twigg pledges support to carers in Halton for Carers Week 2015 10 Jun 2015

Derek Twigg MP today pledged his support to carers across Halton as part of the national Carers Week 2015 awareness..

Derek Twigg MP meets with Environment Agency over the issue of flies in Ditton 15 May 2015
Derek has recently been contacted by many constituents in the Ditton area who raised concerns that their houses..

Derek Twigg MP supports local Special Olympics athletes’ dream 25 Mar 2015

Derek Twigg MP today showed his support for father and son golfing duo Rob and Bobbie Wright and encouraged..

Halton MP supports Alzheimer’s Society’s general election campaign 24 Mar 2015

On Tuesday 17 March Halton MP Derek Twigg pledged to make this election memorable by taking action to support..

Derek Visits site of the New Mersey Gateway Bridge 18 Mar 2015
Derek visited the site of the Mersey Gateway Bridge construction works on Monday to hear about the progress..

Derek Twigg MP visits new Halton wind turbine and phone mast factory 18 Mar 2015

Derek Twigg, MP for Halton, visited Hutchinson Engineering in Widnes last week to tour the company’s new £5..

Derek Twigg and Halton’s Mayor Cllr Shaun Osborne cut the ribbon to start the 5Km ‘parkrun’ in Widnes on Saturday. 10 Mar 2015


It was a great success with nearly 200 runners and walkers of all age groups.

Derek said:


Derek Twigg MP welcomes Government Change of Mind to ensure that pet owners are informed of their pets’ death if they are killed on a road. 03 Mar 2015

Derek Twigg MP has held a successful debate in Parliament resulting in pets that are killed on roads having..

Derek Twigg MP supports HEART UK’s campaign for Better Heart Health 05 Feb 2015
Derek Twigg MP is supporting HEART UK, The Cholesterol Charity, in its aim of ensuring that cardiovascular..

Derek signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment 27 Jan 2015
This week Derek Twigg signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his..

Halton MP Visits St Luke’s Church’s Vital Roof Restoration Project. 05 Feb 2015
Derek Twigg MP visited St Luke’s Church in Farnworth on Pit Lane as the second stage of its roof renovation nears..

Derek Twigg MP becomes a School Sport Champion! 21 Jan 2015
Derek Twigg MP has shown their support for high quality for PE and sport in schools in Halton by pledging to become..

Derek Twigg MP backs NSPCC campaign to stop grooming in its tracks 26 Nov 2014
Halton MP, Derek Twigg, is lending his support to an NSPCC campaign to make it a crime for an adult to send..

Halton MP Derek Twigg has vowed to help the more than 1,100 Halton residents who were mis-sold cashback plans on white goods by Scottish Power in the late 1990s and early 2000s. 18 Nov 2014

Documents have been uncovered which show in vivid detail the decision making process at Scottish Power which..

Derek Twigg MP visits Moorfield Primary School, Widnes to discuss their ambitious Solar Schools project 07 Nov 2014

On Friday 7 November, Derek Twigg MP visited Moorfield Primary School to talk to the pupils and staff about..

Halton MP Wins Fight to Keep Widnes TA Centre Open 11 Nov 2014
Derek Twigg MP has managed to persuade the Government to reconsider their position over the closure of Army..

Derek Twigg MP joins the ‘Nation of Lifesavers’ campaign to save 5,000 lives ~ Calls for secondary schools to register for free innovative CPR training kit ~ 28 Oct 2014
Derek Twigg MP is urging people to join the campaign to dramatically increase the number of people trained..

Halton MP challenges Jeremy Hunt over shortage of GPs 22 Oct 2014
This week in Parliament Derek Twigg MP raised the shortage of GPs and the difficulty some constituents..

On Tuesday, 14th October, representatives from Healthwatch Halton travelled to London to join forces with..

MP Derek Twigg Takes A Walk on the Wild Side With d3t…. 21 Oct 2014
Derek Twigg MP has visited to Runcorn-based IT specialists d3t Ltd, to celebrate the £750,000 turnover company’s..

This month I am supporting Children with Cancer UK and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 09 Sep 2014

This campaign raises awareness of childhood cancer, the impact that a diagnosis can have and how essential work,..

Derek Twigg visits The Grange School to support the ‘Send all my Friends to School’ campaign. 09 Sep 2014


Derek Twigg MP visited The Grange School at the end of the summer term to listen to pupils and answer..

Derek Twigg MP commits to help children who need palliative care in Halton. 24 Jun 2014

Derek Twigg MP has given his support for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions in Halton..

Derek Twigg MP pledges to tackle prostate cancer inequalities in Halton 24 Jun 2014

Derek Twigg MP has pledged to support Prostate Cancer UK in its drive to eradicate the injustices faced by men..

Derek Twigg MP Shows his Support for Widnes British Heart Foundation Shop 24 Jun 2014

Derek Twigg MP for the Halton area visited the British Heart Foundation (BHF) shop and met with the team recently.  ..


New Macmillan Cancer Support report reveals lengthy delays leave cancer patients saddled with financial difficulties..


Anthony Nolan and Derek Twigg MP on the hunt for selfless superheroes to save lives

The charity Anthony..

Jack Ashley bust unveiling 17 Jun 2014

Derek Twigg MP has unveiled a bust to one of Halton's most famous sons, at Widnes Library.

Jack Ashley,..


Derek Twigg is supporting the Unlock Runcorn campaign following a visit to meet campaigners at the site of Runcorn..


Derek Twigg MP said: “People in my constituency are increasingly complaining about being unable to get a GP..

Derek Twigg MP Visits The Halton Crafters Association Spring Market raising for funds for Halton’s Lets Go Club (Stroke Association) 12 Mar 2013

Derek visited The Halton Crafters Association’s spring market last week where arts and craft enthusiasts in..


Halton  MP Derek Twigg attended Cancer Research UK’s parliamentary event to discover more about the power of..

Derek Twigg MP: "This Budget proved you're worse off under the Tories." 25 Mar 2014

Derek Twigg MP attacked the budget during a speech in the House of Commons, saying it does not help struggling..

Halton MP welcomes increase in Surgery taking place at Halton Hospital. 18 Mar 2014

Derek Twigg MP met with Mel Pickup, Chief Executive of Halton and Warrington NHS Foundation Trusts last Friday..

Halton MP Condemns Tory led Government over Cuts to Student Funding 14 Jan 2014

Derek Twigg has exposed the impact of government cuts to funding for Halton on students. Before Christmas the..

Halton MP Condemns Government over Toll Double Standards 04 Dec 2013

Halton MP Derek Twigg has condemned the Tory led Government’s decision to change its policy of paying for improvements..

Tesco Customers in Halton Set to Help Struggling Families this Christmas 02 Dec 2013

Customers at Tesco in Halton  were invited to donate food in store between Friday 29 November and Sunday 1 December,..

Halton MP Meets Post Office Management over the Future of Runcorn High Street Post Office. 27 Nov 2013

As a result of the current Postmaster wishing to leave the Post Office in Runcorn Town centre, concerns..

Derek Twigg MP meets Area Manager from leading Armed Forces charity 26 Nov 2013

The Royal British Legion has thanked Derek Twigg MP for Halton, for taking the time to meet Legion Area Manager,..

Derek Twigg Supports White Ribbon Day 25 Nov 2013

Derek recently met with Ikram Butt, the only Muslim to have represented England at Rugby League, and who is..

Derek Twigg Attacks Unfair Bedroom Tax in House of Commons 13 Nov 2013

Derek yesterday attacked the “brutal, callous and unfair” bedroom tax on the floor of the House of Commons yesterday..

Derek Twigg MP to support a week long Carbon Monoxide campaign this November 12 Nov 2013

Lynn Griffiths, the founder of the Carbon Monoxide Awareness charity will launch the charity’s 8th National..

Derek Twigg Visits Afghanistan and Pakistan 06 Nov 2013

Derek met British and Afghan commanders and service personnel in Helmand at Camp Bastion as part of a House..

Derek Twigg MP reminds all those at risk of seasonal flu in Halton to get their flu jabs this winter 29 Oct 2013

MPs and Peers were invited last week to attend Westminster Flu Day, a flu vaccine clinic held in the House of..

Macmillan Coffee Morning 03 Oct 2013

Derek Twigg, Labour MP for Halton, attended the Macmillan Coffee Morning in Upton Community Centre  recently..

Freeze that Bill! Labour announce plan to freeze energy bills until 2017 22 Oct 2013

Derek Twigg Labour MP for Halton has welcomed the announcement by Ed Miliband that Labour is planning to freeze..

Derek Twigg MP Supports Parliamentary Bill To Stop Rip-Off Fees for Renters. 08 Jul 2013

Derek Twigg MP has sponsored a Bill to control the property market’s ‘Wild West’ by licensing letting agents..

Derek Twigg MP urges holidaymakers not to travel uninsured 01 Jul 2013

Derek Twigg MP today warned constituents about the dangers of travelling uninsured. In support of a campaign..

Derek Twigg MP meets blind veterans at special tea party 01 Jul 2013

Derek Twigg MP joined blind veterans at a special House of Commons tea party held by Blind Veterans UK (formerly..

Derek Visits Runcorn Cricket Club 18 Jun 2013

Last Saturday Derek, along with the Mayor of Halton Cllr Ratcliffe and former Liverpool Footballer Didi Hamann,..

Derek visits The Halton Crafters Association Spring Market raising funds for Halton’s Let's Go Club (Stroke Association) 12 Mar 2013

Derek visited The Halton Crafters Association’s spring market last week where arts and craft enthusiasts in..

Derek takes five to help research kill cancer 04 Mar 2013

Halton MP Derek Twigg became a ‘citizen scientist’ last week (27th February) to help Cancer Research..

Derek raises bedroom tax with Prime Minister. 12 Mar 2013

Derek raised the issue of the bedroom tax with the Prime Minister last week, stating his concerns about the..

Derek visits The Heath Business and Technical Park in Runcorn 07 Nov 2012

Derek recently visited The Heath Business & Technical Park in Runcorn, which specialises in providing serviced..

Government Admit Their Figures to Support the Proposed Closure of Castle View House Were Wrong. 22 Apr 2013

Derek Twigg secured a debate in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 17 April 2013 to challenge the Department for..

Derek welcomes Widnes Rotarians to Westminster 09 Oct 2012

Derek welcomed members of Widnes Rotary Club, their partners and friends to the Houses of Parliament last month.


Derek helps children celebrate World School Milk Day 08 Oct 2012

Derek helped children at St Gerard's RC Primary School in Widnes celebrate World School Milk Day by handing..

Derek Twigg MP meets survivors of genocide at launch of theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014. 23 Apr 2013

Derek Twigg MP met Sophie, a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide, at the launch event for Holocaust Memorial Day..

Derek Twigg MP takes part in the St John Ambulance First Aid Training 23 Apr 2013

Derek Twigg MP took part in The St John Ambulance First Aid Training Course last week to learn basic first aid.


Derek backs the fight against breast cancer 18 Sep 2012

Derek is backing the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign's award winning fundraiser,..

Derek welcomes confirmation of Hillsborough Disaster Truth 14 Sep 2012

Derek has welcomed the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel's Report confirming the truth regarding..

Derek promotes outdoor recreation on parliamentarians' saunter up Snowdon 12 Sep 2012

Derek joined with seven other MPs and a peer last weekend in walking up Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales,..

Derek Visits New Grange School 18 Jun 2013

Derek recently had a look around the brand new Grange School with Headteacher David Stanley.  Derek fought for..

Derek warns of problems over Government's broadband plans 11 Sep 2012

Derek has joined with the Local Government Association, the cross-party body representing councils in England,..

Derek attends 16th birthday party celebrations for Let's Go Stroke Club 20 Aug 2012

Derek was pleased to join in the celebrations for the work of Britain's biggest stroke club when it marked its..

Derek supports The Oliver King Foundation's Campaign to install defibrillators in schools 09 Aug 2012

Derek is supporting the installation of defibrillators in schools and other public buildings after meeting up..

Derek attends Phoenix Park Party Day at Castlefields 07 Aug 2012

Derek attended the annual Phoenix Park Party Day in Castlefields last Friday 3rd August which saw thousands..

Derek condemns Government inaction on poor local unemployment figures 23 Jul 2012

Derek has criticised the Government's economic policies which have seen joblessness in Halton worsen compared..

Derek welcomes Runcorn Rowing Club securing Olympic legacy funding 23 Jul 2012

Derek paid a visit to Runcorn Rowing Club on Wednesday 18th July to congratulate its members on securing £45,000..

Derek welcomes Council's backing for Community Covenant in support of the Armed Forces community 09 Jul 2012

Derek has attended an event at Westminster to promote the creation of Community Covenants across the UK.  Organised..

Derek lends his support for statue to honour World War One Victoria Cross hero 09 Jul 2012

Derek has lent his backing for an appeal to raise funds for the erection of a statue for local First World War..

Derek calls for action over Borough's high rate of repossession risk 03 Jul 2012

Derek has tabled a Written Question in Parliament to ministers on government support for mortgage interest,..

Derek supports Cancer Research campaign on how to spot cancer early 29 Jun 2012

Derek teamed up with cancer awareness nurses at Westminster on Wednesday 27th June as Cancer Research UK's Awareness..

Derek welcomes NICE decision on breakthrough prostate cancer drug and urges Halton & St Helens PCT to ensure timely access 28 Jun 2012

Derek has welcomed the final announcement by the National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE)..

Derek challenges Skills Minister on Government's withdrawal of college fees support 27 Jun 2012

Derek has written to Further Education & Skills Minister John Hayes to warn about the impact on current..

Derek puts local housing concerns to Housing Minister in Parliament 11 Jun 2012

Derek raised the concerns of Halton residents with Housing Minister Grant Shapps MP last month at a meeting..

Derek visits Canal Boat Adventure Project 24 May 2012

Derek joined young people and workers involved in the Canal Boat Adventure Project on Saturday 12 May to hear..

Derek contines to support credit caps as ministers scupper opportunity to protect public from legal loan sharks 23 May 2012

Derek has today expressed his disappointment as yet again the Government has rejected Labour's efforts to protect..

Derek calls for better support for UK's six million unpaid carers 08 May 2012

Derek has teamed up with TV presenter and former carer Fiona Phillips to support this year's Carers Week (18-24..

Derek hosts Question & Answer Session with Ashley School students visiting Westminster 26 Apr 2012

Derek was pleased to be able to meet Ashley School Council members and their staff visiting Parliament last..

Derek Twigg MP attends opening of Halton General hospital’s Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre. 29 Apr 2013

Derek Twigg recently attended the formal opening of the joint and bone centre at Halton General hospital.  The..

Derek calls on drinks firms to reduce sugar levels to combat diabetes and obesity 24 Apr 2012

Derek is supporting legislation in Parliament requiring soft drinks manufacturers to reduce quantities of sugar..

Derek speaks out for Halton's pensioners in vote against Government's 'granny tax' 23 Apr 2012

Last Thursday in Parliament, Derek voiced objections raised with him by local constituents to the Tory-led Government's..

Derek meets Regional NHS Chief to urge re-opening of local Treatment Centre 19 Apr 2012

After raising the future of the mothballed Cheshire & Merseyside Treatment Centre in Parliament, Derek has..

Derek urges rail disruption re-think for put-back FA Cup Final 18 Apr 2012

Derek has joined fellow MPs from across the Cheshire and Merseyside area in standing up for his constituents..

Derek calls for better standards in prostate cancer care 03 Apr 2012

Derek has expressed support for the work being undertaken by The Prostate Cancer Charity to identify a national..

Derek opens new 'end of life' care wing at Ferndale Court Care Home 03 Apr 2012

On Friday 23 March, Derek officially opened a new £50,000 'end of life care wing' at Ferndale Court Care Home..

Derek attacks £4,000 annual 'tax credits' bombshell for 260 local couples 20 Feb 2012

Derek has voiced his opposition to a change in tax credit rules being introduced by the Government from this..

Derek Twigg MP Elected to Defence Select Committee. 18 Jun 2013

Derek Twigg has been elected by the House of Commons to serve on the Defence Select Committee.  The Committee..

Derek urges Chancellor to support local businesses with 2% rate rise cap 13 Feb 2012

Derek has today championed the pressing needs of local businesses by urging the Chancellor George Osborne to..

Derek pledges to Be Loud and Be Clear tackling bowel cancer in Halton 30 Jan 2012

Derek has pledged his support for the national charity Beating Bowel Cancer to save lives from the UK's second..

Derek attacks Government's cuts to local policing 30 Jan 2012

Derek is calling on the Government to rethink its approach to policing after latest figures show that police..

Derek supports Action for Children's anti-child neglect campaign 26 Jan 2012

Derek attended the parliamentary launch of Action for Children's landmark report into child neglect on Tuesday..

Derek presents Certificate for ISO 9001 to local firm 23 Jan 2012

Derek visited local business HBS (Group Services) Ltd last Friday 20th January 2012 to present company director..

Only 3 weeks left to join the Liverpool City Region collective switch! 21 May 2013

Householders from across the region are invited to join the 3,000 people who have already signed up to the Liverpool..

Derek steps up pressure on future of Cheshire & Merseyside Treatment Centre 21 Dec 2011

Derek has written to Steve Spoerry, Managing Director of NHS Halton & St Helens, to ask for a speedy resolution..

Derek supports Charity Commission's new mobile website for safer festive giving 19 Dec 2011

Derek is encouraging people to use the new mobile version of the Charity Commission website, making it easier..

Don't let a Carbon Monoxide tragedy wreck Christmas, warns Derek 19 Dec 2011

Many families will sit down after their Christmas dinner and fall asleep by the fireside.  But have they eaten..

Derek attacks Cameron's NHS plans at cost of over £23 million in Halton 05 Dec 2011

Labour has today revealed the hidden cost of the Government's wasteful NHS reorganisation in Halton & St..

Derek views Widnes station completed refurbishment 25 Nov 2011

Derek was pleased to visit Widnes railway station last Friday to view the completed improvement works to the..

Derek supports Afghan women's rights 'Kite' initiative 24 Nov 2011

Derek is supporting an international campaign to press for women's rights in Afghanistan.

He took..

Derek says "winter-proof your home and cut your energy costs" 15 Nov 2011

With the costs of food, clothing and energy all on the increase, Derek is calling on constituents to winter-proof..

Derek calls for decisive action on youth unemployment 10 Nov 2011

During a Labour-led debate in the House of Commons on youth unemployment yesterday, Derek called for more to..

Derek pledges to back Prostate Cancer UK's Quality Checklist 18 Mar 2013

Derek has pledged to support the swift implementation of a Prostate Cancer UK initiative in Halton to help men..

Hale says NO to Boundary Commission proposals 01 Nov 2011

Derek, together with Hale Village Ward Councillor Mike Wharton, the Chair of Hale Parish Council Alison Jones..

Derek supports petition to end legal loan sharking 31 Oct 2011

Derek is backing a new e-petition calling on the Government to intervene in the high-cost market before legal..

Derek supports Rugby League's 'State of Mind' Mental Health initiative 27 Oct 2011

Derek attended the All Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group meeting on Tuesday to hear an excellent presentation..

Derek supports Diabetes Testing at Silver Start Challenge Launch 24 Oct 2011

Derek joined Labour Leader Ed Miliband MP, Conservative Party Co-Chair Baroness Warsi, and Liberal Democrat..

Derek contributes to debate on Hillsborough Disaster Commons Debate 19 Oct 2011

Derek took part in the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster debate in the House of Commons on Monday 17th October.


Derek calls for Government to change tack on economy as unemployment soars 18 Oct 2011

Derek has condemned the Tory-led Government's austerity cuts and called for a gear change on economic policy..

Derek joins launch of Usdaw campaign against police cuts 17 Oct 2011

The shopworkers' union Usdaw has launched a campaign against the police cuts with Halton's MP, branding the..

Derek shows support for Gas Safety Trust to help reduce fatalities 13 Oct 2011

Derek has expressed his concern about the findings of a report published on 11th October by the Gas Safety Trust..

Derek challenges Arriva over loss of local bus services to Liverpool 13 Oct 2011

Derek has written to Arriva to complain about its recent changes to local bus services, notably its withdrawal..

Derek forces Chancellor into policy U-turn on supporting local businesses 11 Oct 2011

On Monday, Derek used the opportunity of questioning the Chancellor of the Exchequer to expose a major Government..

Derek welcomes approval decision for new Mersey Gateway Bridge 04 Oct 2011

Derek has led a long parliamentary campaign for the proposed £600 million new Mersey Gateway Bridge and has..

Grange students question Derek about the 'Send My Friend to School' Campaign 21 Sep 2011

Derek visited Grange High School in Runcorn last week to meet with students and to do a Question & Answer..

Work begins on £27 million redevelopment for Wade Deacon 15 Sep 2011

Derek attended a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the multi-million pound redevelopment of Wade Deacon High..

Derek attends opening of new Norton Priory Micro Brewery 14 Sep 2011

Derek recently attended a ceremony to mark the opening of the new micro brewery next to the walled garden of..

Derek pays a visit to Eden Springs UK 07 Sep 2011

During the summer recess, Derek has made it one of his priorities to visit local businesses to hear their views..

Derek climbs Blencathra with Everest Conqueror Sir Chris Bonington 06 Sep 2011

Derek joined other Parliamentarians with Sir Chris Bonington last weekend climbing Blencathra in the Lake District. ..

Derek increasingly concerned over police cuts 05 Sep 2011

Derek has been given further cause for concern over Government cuts to policing numbers following representations..

Transport Secretary tells Derek that Mersey Gateway announcement is due in the autumn 24 Aug 2011

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has telephoned Derek to update him on the progress of the Mersey Gateway..

Derek congratulates Halton students on their A Levels 22 Aug 2011

Derek has given his congratulations to local students on their A-Level results announced last Thursday.


Derek Endorses Stem Cell Sign-Up for Young Men 25 Jul 2011

Parliamentary Group Helps Secure World Cup Funding 25 May 2011

In his role as Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group, Derek has warmly welcomed news that..

Derek voices concern over 500,000 women forced to wait more than a year for their pension 20 May 2011

Derek has spoken of his anger at Government plans to accelerate the state pension age increases which mean that..

Derek joins Irish Guards for Snowdon Challenge 25 May 2011

Derek has spoken of his pleasure in joining the Irish Guards Association for their recent Snowdon Challenge...

Derek condemns Government cuts to Cheshire Police 18 Apr 2011

Derek has spoken of the anger he shares with local people over the Tory-led Government's police cuts.


Derek speaks out on threat to Rugby League World Cup in the North West 18 Apr 2011

With the Olympics fast approaching, it's easy to focus on what is taking place in London next year and how the..

Derek expresses concern over future of Whiston Hospital 07 Sep 2011

Derek has spoken of his concern at secret Government plans to turn over control of Whiston Hospital to the..

Derek backs Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 25 Mar 2011

Halton MP Derek Twigg this week showed his support for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The annual awareness..

Derek speaks up for radiotherapy 31 Jan 2011

Derek has voiced his support for action on radiotherapy at an awareness-raising Cancer Research UK event at..

Derek lends support to Know Your Blood Pressure campaign 01 Apr 2011

Halton MP Derek Twigg is lending his support to The Stroke Association’s Know Your Blood Pressure campaign and..

Derek welcomes works to improve Widnes Station Car Park 14 Jan 2011

Derek has warmly welcomed the announcement by Network Rail and Halton Borough Council that the long-awaited..

Derek debates local impact of loan sharks at the heart of Westminster 13 Jan 2011

On Monday, Derek secured the first end of day Adjournment Debate at the House of Commons for 2011, and raised..

Derek joins Irish Guards Singers and St Bede's for festive charity carols 21 Dec 2010

Derek said:

"I was delighted to support the Irish Guards Singers and St. Bede's RC Primary School..

Derek visits positive impact garden at Runcorn Fire Station 21 Dec 2010

A community garden planted by young people opened at Runcorn Fire Station has welcomed Derek to their facilities.


Derek attends opening of £2.3 million housing scheme in Widnes 18 May 2011

On May 13th, Derek officially opened Halton Housing Trust's new £2.3 million development in Widnes.  The Trust's..

Derek backs appeal for statue to honour Halton Victoria Cross recipient 25 Feb 2011

Derek has backed the appeal to honour First World War Victoria Cross winner, Runcorn born Private Thomas 'Todger'..

Derek pays visit to Catalyst science centre 07 Dec 2010

Derek stressed the importance of high quality science education for all ages during a recent visit to Catalyst..

Derek condemns Coalition's EMA U Turn 15 Nov 2010

Thousands of young people in Halton have been betrayed by the Coalition Government's decision to scrap Educational..

Derek attends Centenary celebration for St. Mary's Church, West Bank 09 Nov 2010

On Sunday Derek attended a celebration event to mark the centenary of St. Mary's C of E Church in West Bank. ..

Derek encourages take up of seasonal flu vaccine 08 Nov 2010

Derek has had the seasonal flu jab at Westminster recently in a bid to encourage constituents to take it up...

Derek helps to secure funding for The Grange and Wade Deacon schools amidst Coalition dithering 27 Oct 2010

Following the Coalition Government's massive culling of school building projects across England including Halton,..

Derek exerts pressure on ministers to secure funding pledge for Mersey Gateway 26 Oct 2010

While welcoming Chancellor George Osborne's commitment to the Mersey Gateway Project as announced on the October..

The Coalition Government has no plan for jobs or growth in Halton 22 Oct 2010

Responding to the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review announced on Wednesday by Chancellor George Osborne,..

Derek calls for greater recognition for the UK's six million carers 20 May 2011

Local MP for Halton, Derek Twigg, has teamed up with TV presenter Angela Rippon to support this year’s Carers..

Derek wears it pink to fund a cure for breast cancer 20 Oct 2010

Derek has joined forces with Breast Cancer Campaign to raise awareness of its award winning fundraising event,..

Derek joins Shadow Health Team on Opposition Front Bench 14 Oct 2010

Derek has expressed his delight at returning to front bench politics this week as he was appointed to Labour's..

Derek goes out on patrol with police in Halton 05 Oct 2010

In recent weeks Derek has spent two Friday evenings out on patrol with local police officers in Runcorn and..

Derek pops in for coffee and cake to support cancer charity 04 Oct 2010

Derek joined Halton Housing Trust staff on Friday to enjoy a coffee and help raise money for a cancer charity..

Derek supports Halton CAB in warning against distance learning course scams 24 Sep 2010

Derek has given his backing to the warnings from Halton Citizens Advice Bureau about signing up to distance..

Derek visits Halton Voluntary Action Trade Show 23 Sep 2010

Earlier this week Derek paid a visit to the Trade Show for Halton Voluntary Action.

Derek said:


Derek helps HEART UK to tackle the next challenge for heart disease services 07 Feb 2011
Derek has called for coordinated action to improve post-event care for people who have heart attacks.

Derek gets tested during HEART UK's National Cholesterol Week 17 Sep 2010

HEART UK took its message on the importance of knowing your cholesterol to Westminster this week. The nation's..

Derek signs up to Royal College of Midwives Maternity Pledge 16 Sep 2010

Derek has recently signed up to a Royal College of Midwives (RCM) pledge to maternity services from any cuts,..

Derek visits new Tesco Distribution Centre at West Bank 14 Sep 2010

Derek recently visited the huge new Tesco Distribution Centre at West Bank in Widnes which will employ around..

Derek condemns spending cuts that will 'disproportionately' affect Halton and the North West 13 Sep 2010

Derek has strongly criticised the effects of the Coalition Government's current and future spending cuts as..

Derek welcomes Proud of Pubs week with visit to Runcorn pub 26 Aug 2010

To mark the recently-held 'Proud of Pubs' week and to highlight the valuable role pubs play in the..

Derek condemns school building cull in Parliamentary Debate 27 Jul 2010

Derek launched a scathing attack on the Coalition Government's abolition of the Building Schools for the Future..

Derek attends Dedication and Burial Service at Fromelles 24 Jul 2010

On Monday I attended a Dedication & Burial Service at the new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery..

Runcorn Linnets FC's new Stadium Opening attended by Derek 23 Jul 2010

Derek was delighted to be invited by Runcorn Linnets FC to cut the ribbon on the pitch to mark the opening of..

Derek visits Heath School in support of 1 GOAL to get every child into school 22 Jul 2010

Derek visited the Heath School in Runcorn last Friday to hear from pupils supporting 1 GOAL.


Derek attends The Grange Comprehensive School Graduation Ceremony 22 Jul 2010

Last Friday Derek attended the Year 7 Graduation Ceremony and presented merit certificates to pupils.


Derek supports local business with visit to ASM Medicare 16 Jul 2010

Derek attaches great importance to visiting and supporting local businesses and on visiting ASM Medicare Ltd..

Derek supports 1GOAL Campaign with attendance at Halton Lodge School Assembly 15 Jul 2010

Derek recently attended a One Goal For All event at Halton Lodge Primary School in Runcorn.

The theme..

Derek condemns 'devastating' Coalition cuts to local Schools Building Projects 07 Jul 2010

Derek has strongly condemned this week's announcement by Education Secretary Michael Gove to axe the Building..

Derek condemns 'ideological' cuts in Coalition Government's first Budget 25 Jun 2010

Derek has criticised the first Budget of the new Conservative-Lib Dem Coalition Government as ideologically..

Derek becomes Patron of The Don't Walk Away Campaign 24 Jun 2010

Derek is delighted to have become a new Patron of the Don't Walk Away and Leave a Friend to DIE Campaign,..

Derek raises Mersey Gateway Project with new Treasury team 09 Jun 2010

Derek raised the issue of the Mersey Gateway Project with Treasury ministers yesterday in Parliament and urged..

Derek at Castlefields Village Square Redevelopment launch 03 Jun 2010

Derek attended an event in Castlefields last Friday to mark the demolition of the existing local centre to facilitate..

Derek's thanks to Halton voters on his re-election as Member of Parliament 18 May 2010

I wish to thank the voters of Halton for re-electing me on 6th May to serve a fourth term as the Member of Parliament..

Derek welcomes Labour's commitment to Mersey Gateway Bridge 12 Apr 2010

Derek has warmly welcomed the letter he received last week from Labour's Transport Secretary Lord Andrew Adonis..

Derek heralds more surgery treatment at Halton Hospital 31 Mar 2010

Derek has warmly welcomed yesterday's news from Halton & Warrington Hospital Trust that most elective surgery..

Derek welcomes more Government investment for Halton 30 Mar 2010

Derek has welcomed the Government's announcement of extra funding for the Runcorn/Widnes Bridge.


Derek welcomes support for local families and jobs in the Budget 29 Mar 2010

Derek welcomed Chancellor Alistair Darling's Budget on Wednesday as a boost for families and businesses in support..

Derek welcomes new Shopping Development for Halton 24 Mar 2010

Derek attended the opening of the new Widnes Shopping Park last week along with the Mayor and Mayoress of Halton..

Derek welcomes credit card reforms as good news for local consumers 23 Mar 2010

Derek has welcomed the Labour Government's agreement with the credit and store card industry as good news for..

Derek attends campaign launch for 'Robin Hood' tax on the banks 01 Mar 2010

Last Wednesday Derek attended the launch of the so-called 'Robin Hood' tax campaign at the Houses of Parliament. ..

Derek supports Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group 25 Feb 2010

Last Saturday Derek visited Widnes & Runcorn Cancer Support Group in Alforde Street, Widnes.


Derek marks National Apprenticeship Week with visit to trainees 24 Feb 2010

Earlier this month Derek dropped in to see the next generation of Halton's apprentices at work.


Derek says Keep The Cup Free for All 11 Feb 2010

Derek has this week given his backing to the Supporters Direct campaign to ensure the Rugby League Cup remains..

Derek persuades Council to clean up Local Footpath 09 Feb 2010

Derek was asked for help by local residents who use the footpath between St. Michaels and Cunningham Road in..

Derek calls for quick decision on Mersey Gateway as Ministers receive Inspector's Report 03 Feb 2010

Derek has called for a quick decision by the Government on approving the Mersey Gateway Scheme following the..

Derek raises concerns about Adult Dose Swine Flu Jab for Halton children 02 Feb 2010

Derek has contacted Halton & St Helens Primary Care Trust Chief Executive Andrew Burgess to express his..

Derek commits to safeguard the legacy of Holocaust Survivors 28 Jan 2010

Derek pledged his commitment to  Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday by signing a Book of Commitment in the..

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