Second Lockdown Debate

Due to the time I had to speak today being short, I wanted to share with you the full text of what I had prepared to say, you can read it below. Madam Deputy Speaker I want to set out my concerns about these Regulations. Primarily, because I feel they will inflict more economic pain […]


Halton Patients & NHS Waiting Times

I am very concerned about the health of my constituents.  I have studied the latest NHS waiting times published by the government up to August this year. During the pandemic in Halton, there has been a huge reduction in the number of my constituents receiving NHS treatments within 18 weeks. In March 88.9% of my […]


Statement Following Coronavirus Act Vote

Coronavirus Act 2020 Today in Parliament there was a review of the temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020. There has been growing unease in Parliament and amongst many people in our country, about the Government’s use of the powers under the Act, without timely and effective Parliamentary scrutiny. It is many weeks after the […]


Contacting your GP with symptoms of other potentially serious illnesses during the Covid-19 Crisis

I have been in touch with Halton CCG Chief Executive, Dr Andrew Davies, concerned that constituents in Halton may not be contacting their GP practice during the Covid-19 emergency when they have concerns about their health, in particular symptoms that could relate to cancer and heart vascular problems. Dr Davies told me: “Patients are still […]


Statement from Derek Twigg

With great sadness, I announce that my wife Mary passed away peacefully at home last night. I now need to take some time to be with my family at this very difficult time. Halton Labour will continue to run my General Election campaign and should you wish to raise any issues or have questions please […]


Update on Widnes & Runcorn Urgent Care Centres

I recently advised that I would update my constituents with any information I received regarding the procurement of service providers to run the Widnes Walk In Centre (Urgent Care Centre) and Runcorn UCC, following rumours that Halton CCG had awarded the contracts to a private sector organisation. I asked a number of questions of the […]


Halebank Fire

I visited Halebank this morning and I am shocked at the destruction caused by the huge fire that started there last night.  I have spoken with the Chief Fire Officer on site and passed on my gratitude to the Fire Service for their actions. They worked throughout the night to protect my constituents’ homes near […]

Petition & Campaign Responses Views

Beer Duty, Pubs and the Autumn 2019 Budget

Thank you to many of my constituents for contacting me recently about taxation on beer and pubs. I know that this important issue will be of concern to many people in our area. The pub sector supports 900,000 jobs, generates £23 billion in economic value and provides £13 billion in tax revenues. In addition, 30 […]


West Bank Prom

Following concerns being raised with me regarding the condition of the Prom in West Bank I have contacted David Parr, Chief Executive at Halton Borough Council to share these concerns. The letter is copied below. Dear David, I have been contacted by my constituents regarding the condition of the Prom Wall in West Bank.  My […]