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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]