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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 […]

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Widnes Vikings

I am bitterly disappointed that Widnes Vikings have gone into administration, like all Widnes supporters I was hoping that a buyer would have come forward and prevented the Club from going into administration. I hope it is possible that Widnes can quickly get back to playing competitive Rugby League again soon – clearly the only […]

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Brexit Deal Vote Tuesday 15th January 2019

I believe the Brexit deal the Prime Minister has agreed with the EU is deeply flawed and represents a complete failure of her approach over the last two years. The Prime Minister’s deal will not protect jobs, workplace rights or environmental standards. It will not ensure frictionless trade for UK businesses. The lack of a […]

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Cammell Laird Jobs – Letter to CEO

  Mr John Syvret CEO Cammell Laird Campbeltown Road Birkenhead CH41 9BP Dear John, As the Member of Parliament for Halton, I am contacting you with deep concerns regarding the recent reports that a significant number of Cammell Laird’s staff are at risk of losing their jobs. I have a number of constituents currently employed at […]

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Halton’s Government Funding Cuts

Derek has today written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer in support of the Leader of Halton Borough Council, Cllr Rob Polhill’s, call for a reversal of the planned cuts to Halton’s government funding, to urgently address the £5.8 billon gap in funding that council’s face by 2020 and to provide Halton and other councils […]

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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Halton & Government Funding Cuts

Halton MP Derek Twigg has today written a joint letter with the Weaver Vale MP  Mike Amesbury to Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government regarding the severe and punishing funding cuts levelled on Halton by government since 2010.  This follows the Local Government Finance Settlement statement in the House of […]