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Tier 3 Restrictions Placed on Halton

12/10/20 I did not agree to the Tier 3 restrictions we are being placed under and I was not invited to any meetings that took place over the weekend regarding the new restrictions. I was also not consulted. I have not been convinced that the measures are right, given that we have had four lots […]

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World Mental Health Day 2020

10/10/20 This World Mental Health Day, I ask you to take a look at these videos from four local men who want to change the way we act and feel about men’s mental health. It’s not a sign of weakness to have anxiety, depression or other mental health problems. Talking about it is often the […]

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Added Coronavirus Restrictions to Halton 1/10/2020

The government have announced further Local Restrictions for Halton this morning, which they have said will be the same as the restrictions that they have recently imposed on the North East. I, and a number of neighbouring MP’s met with the Health Minister last night and again this morning – in very hastily arranged meetings […]

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Statement Following Coronavirus Act Vote

Coronavirus Act 2020 Today in Parliament there was a review of the temporary provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020. There has been growing unease in Parliament and amongst many people in our country, about the Government’s use of the powers under the Act, without timely and effective Parliamentary scrutiny. It is many weeks after the […]

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Contacting your GP with symptoms of other potentially serious illnesses during the Covid-19 Crisis

I have been in touch with Halton CCG Chief Executive, Dr Andrew Davies, concerned that constituents in Halton may not be contacting their GP practice during the Covid-19 emergency when they have concerns about their health, in particular symptoms that could relate to cancer and heart vascular problems. Dr Davies told me: “Patients are still […]

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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 […]