Petition & Campaign Responses

Crisis – Everybody In Campaign

Thank you for contacting me about Crisis’ campaign to end homelessness and to remove the need for anyone to sleep rough on the streets. Homelessness and rough sleeping are not inevitable in a country as decent and well-off as ours. Yet, since 2010 the number of people sleeping rough has more than doubled, with the […]

Petition & Campaign Responses

Pensions Dashboard

Thank you for contacting me about the Pensions Dashboard. As you know, in 2016 the Government committed to launch a Pensions Dashboard by 2019. The dashboard was designed to be a one-stop-shop digital platform, where any individual could view their various pension pots and see how much they have saved for their retirement. The Opposition […]

Petition & Campaign Responses

Justice for Rohingya Children

Thank you for contacting me recently about the rights of Rohingya children. I am deeply concerned by the situation faced by the Rohingya and the widespread violations of human rights that have occurred in Burma. More than 680,000 people have fled from Burma to Bangladesh since August 2017 and the UN High Commissioner for Human […]

Petition & Campaign Responses Views

‘Protection of Shop Workers’ amendment to the Offensive Weapons Bill.

I support this amendment and believe it is unacceptable for shop workers to suffer abuse and threatening behaviour at work. I pay tribute to research carried out by Usdaw which shows the number of shop workers encountering abuse and assaults has increased. Indeed, around 265 are assaulted every day. I agree that the growth in […]

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Bus Services Runcorn “Old Town” Centre

Derek has today written to David Parr, Chief Executive at Halton Borough Council to raise his concerns regarding bus services to and from Runcorn Town Centre, the “Old Town”.  Dear David, A number of concerns are being raised with me regarding the changes in bus services stopping at Runcorn town centre following the opening of […]

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Mersey Gateway & Letter to the Rt Hon John McDonnell MP Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

Both the Mersey Gateway and the Silver Jubilee Bridge are in my constituency of Halton and there is a long history that has led to current tolling situation.  I have been involved in the crossings situation for over two decades, making many representations to governments to support the fact that Halton needed a new Mersey […]

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Derek Twigg Condemns the Implementation of Universal Credit in Halton

Derek Twigg has today written to the Secretary of State for the Department of Work & Pensions condemning the implementation of Universal Credit in Halton and asking for the further roll-out of Universal Credit to be paused. Rt Hon David Gauke MP Secretary of State Department for Work & Pensions House of Commons London SW1A […]

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Derek Twigg on Our Police

During my time as MP for Halton I have always had a good relationship with our local Police. They have a difficult and demanding job which increasingly they have had to do with diminishing resources. They do a great job on our behalf but they are being severely stretched. I’m from Halton and live here, […]

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Derek Twigg on the State Pensions of 1950s Born Women

The Tory/Lib Dem coalition government decision to accelerate the rise in the women’s state pension age has had a devastating impact on many women who were born in the 1950s. I support the equalisation of the state pension age, however, I believe it is vital that changes to the state pension age are carefully implemented […]