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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]