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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Halton’s NHS Services

Today I have had urgent conversations with both the Chief Officers of Halton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Trust regarding the ‘My Choice Scheme’ at Warrington & Halton Hospitals. I am pleased to note that the scheme has currently been paused. I have submitted a series of questions to both […]

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TV Licences and over 75s

Thank you to many of my constituents who have contacted me about TV licences for people over the age of 75. I too am outraged that millions of older people will lose their free TV licences and I fully agree that the Government should take back responsibility for maintaining the free licence. I was proud to […]

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Puppy Smuggling

Thank you to my constituents who have contacted me recently about puppy smuggling. I share your concerns about the illegal importation of puppies into the UK and I pay tribute to Dogs Trust for its crucial work on this issue. I have long believed that more should be done to block wholesale puppy imports that are abusing […]

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NHS Long Term Plan and Cancer

Thank you to my constituents who contacted me about the cancer workforce and the NHS Long-Term Plan. More than 360,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every year and that figure is expected to rise to more than half a million by 2035. I sympathise profoundly with anyone who is affected, and I pay […]

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Brexit Update

During the 2017 General election I made it clear that I would respect the result of the referendum and that I believed we had to secure the best possible deal. The exact words I used in my Election Address, in my commitments to you were “The majority of Halton people voted to leave the EU and […]