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Liz Twist

Labour - Blaydon

Opposition Whip (Commons)

(since February 2020)

Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 25th February 2021
11:00
Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
25 Feb 2021, 11 a.m.
(at 11:30 am) Iain Stewart MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Scotland), Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland Rebecca Hackett, Deputy Director, Policy Delivery and Relationship Management, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
14:30
Procedure Committee - Oral evidence
3 Mar 2021, 2:30 p.m.
(at 2:45 pm) Professor Katy Hayward, Professor of Political Sociology, Queen’s University Belfast Professor Ailsa Henderson, Professor of Political Science, University of Edinburgh Hedydd Phylip, Doctoral Researcher, Cardiff University
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Select Committee Meeting
Thursday 4th March 2021
11:00
Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
4 Mar 2021, 11 a.m.
(at 11:30 am) Professor David Bell, Professor, University of Stirling Professor John Bachtler, Professor of European Policy Studies and Director of the European Policies Research Centre, University of Strathclyde (at 12:15 pm) Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation, Scottish Government Hilary Pearce, Deputy Director, European Structural Funds and Subsidy Control, Scottish Government
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Speeches
Wednesday 24th February 2021
Covid Contracts: Judicial Review

The Government claim that this is just a case of a few PPE contracts being published a couple of weeks …

Written Answers
Wednesday 10th February 2021
Disadvantaged: Coronavirus
What steps she is taking to tackle inequality during the covid-19 outbreak.
Early Day Motions
Wednesday 17th June 2020
Cessation of Production and Redundancies at De La Rue Gateshead
That this House deplores De La Rue’s proposal to cease banknote production at their facility in Gateshead; regrets the Government's …
Bills
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Disabled Facilities Grants (Review) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to require the Secretary of State to review the Disabled Facilities Grants system; and for connected purposes.
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
Saturday 11th January 2020
1. Employment and earnings
Payments from ComRes, Four Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for surveys:
EDM signed
Monday 1st April 2019
PAY FOR CIVIL SERVANTS
That this House believes that civil servants perform an essential role in the functioning of British democracy and the delivery …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill 2019-21
A Bill to impose duties on certain education and training providers in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of …

Debate information

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Sparring Partners
Matt Hancock (Conservative) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (37 debate interactions) View debates with Matt Hancock Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative) Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons (26 debate interactions) View debates with Jacob Rees-Mogg Victoria Atkins (Conservative) Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (25 debate interactions) View debates with Victoria Atkins View All MP Sparring Partners

Significant Blaydon Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
169,836
Petition Closed

Don't put our NHS up for negotiation

Gov Responded - 17 Jun 2019 Debated on - 22 Jul 2019 View Liz Twist's petition debate contributions
1 Sep 2019
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

Please introduce concrete safeguards that will make sure our NHS is kept out of any future trade deals after Brexit.

365,508
Petition Closed

Make 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting a criminal offence.

Gov Responded - 4 Nov 2019 Debated on - 13 May 2019 View Liz Twist's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2019
closed 1 year, 5 months ago

Developers, and other interested parties are circumventing laws protecting birds by 'netting' hedgerows to prevent birds from nesting.

This facilitates the uprooting of hedgerows which aid biodiversity and provide the only remaining nesting sites for birds, whose numbers are in sharp decline.

113,825
Petition Closed

Increase funding for schools

Gov Responded - 5 Feb 2019 Debated on - 4 Mar 2019 View Liz Twist's petition debate contributions
19 May 2019
closed 1 year, 9 months ago

Schools are having to make difficult choices on how to spend their limited funding as their income has not kept pace with the rise in costs since 2010. All schools are working very hard to “make ends meet” but this is becoming increasingly difficult and verging on almost impossible.

110,136
Petition Closed

If there is no agreement to leave the EU then brexit must be stopped

Gov Responded - 1 Oct 2018 Debated on - 19 Nov 2018 View Liz Twist's petition debate contributions
18 Nov 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

If there is no agreement by the deadline for reaching agreement with the EU during the talks then brexit should be stopped as leaving with no deal will be very bad for businesses and for the Irish border issue and for EU citizens living here.

113,612
Petition Closed

Parliament's vote on the Brexit deal must include an option to remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 19 Dec 2017 Debated on - 11 Jun 2018 View Liz Twist's petition debate contributions
17 May 2018
closed 2 years, 9 months ago

A lesser of two evils choice between a bad deal and no deal is not acceptable. Our country deserves better than Hobson's choice, and our MPs should be allowed to vote with their conscience to deliver what they believe is best for the country.

35,203
Petition Closed

Make British Sign Language part of the National Curriculum

Gov Responded - 17 Oct 2017 Debated on - 5 Mar 2018 View Liz Twist's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Around 50,000 people in the UK use British Sign Language, so why is this not taught in schools? There are many children who are born deaf, and we need to give them a better chance at a more integrated future. This is why BSL needs to be taught in schools.

117,716
Petition Closed

Make fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950’s women

Gov Responded - 27 Sep 2017 Debated on - 14 Dec 2017 View Liz Twist's petition debate contributions
13 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

That this Government without delay recognises the need for a non-means tested bridging pension for women born on or after 6/4/1950 who are affected by the 1995 and 2011 Pension Acts and compensate those at risk of losing up to around £45,000, to also give proper notification for any future changes.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View Liz Twist's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 11 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.


Most recent EDMs signed by Liz Twist

Date Tabled Title Signatures
17 Jun 2020
Liz Twist signed this EDM as a sponsor on Wednesday 17th June 2020

Cessation of Production and Redundancies at De La Rue Gateshead

Tabled by: Liz Twist (Labour - Blaydon)
That this House deplores De La Rue’s proposal to cease banknote production at their facility in Gateshead; regrets the Government's award of the passport printing contract to an overseas company; is concerned about putting 255 highly-skilled workers at risk of redundancy in addition to 170 posts made redundant in 2019; …
16 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Jul 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 15
Scottish National Party: 1
12 Feb 2019
Liz Twist signed this EDM on Monday 1st April 2019

ANIMAL WELFARE STANDARDS

Tabled by: Caroline Lucas (Green Party - Brighton, Pavilion)
That this House welcomes the assurances from Government that animal welfare standards will be maintained or improved in the event of the UK leaving the European Union and that animal sentience will be recognised in UK law; urges the Government to table the Animals Welfare (Sentience) Bill without further delay; …
106 signatures
(Most recent: 14 May 2019)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 55
Scottish National Party: 24
Liberal Democrat: 11
Independent: 5
Conservative: 4
Plaid Cymru: 3
Democratic Unionist Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Crossbench: 1
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Commons initiatives

1 Urgent Question tabled by Liz Twist

Date Forum Title
26 Mar 2018 Commons Chamber UK Passport Contract

Liz Twist has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

1 Bill introduced by Liz Twist


A Bill to require the Secretary of State to review the Disabled Facilities Grants system; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 14th July 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

103 Written Questions

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Breast Cancer: Health Services Breast Cancer: Health Services Coronavirus: Protective Clothing Self-harm Care Homes: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Screening Self-harm Rehabilitation General Practitioners: Epilepsy Breast Cancer Cancer: Diagnosis Coronavirus: Vaccination Coronavirus: Protective Clothing Coronavirus: Rehabilitation Coronavirus: Physiotherapy Sodium Valproate: Prescriptions General Practitioners: Epilepsy Students: Coronavirus Mental Health: Students Ovarian Cancer: Diagnosis NHS: Physiotherapy Mental Health Services: Coronavirus Suicide: Mental Health Services Exercise Cygnus Exercise Cygnus Asthma: Steroid Drugs Asthma: Steroid Drugs Asthma: Steroid Drugs Pregnancy: Carbon Monoxide Coronavirus: Hearing Impairment NHS 111: Coronavirus Coronavirus: Hearing Impairment Babies: Carbon Monoxide Pregnancy: Carbon Monoxide NHS 111: Hearing Impairment Coronavirus: Hearing Impairment Coronavirus: Health Services Housing: Disability Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme Psychiatry: Education Education: Mental Health Services Pupils: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Schools: Coronavirus Students: Coronavirus Students: Coronavirus Free School Meals: Blaydon Sex and Relationship Education Domestic Abuse: Sex and Relationship Education Teachers: Training Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education Coronavirus: Disease Control Ballot Papers: Visual Impairment Ballot Papers: Visual Impairment Employment: Hearing Impairment Employment: Hearing Impairment Employment: Hearing Impairment Fishing Vessels Hen Harriers: Conservation Game: Gun Sports Trade Agreements: USA Dogs: Meat Airlines: Coronavirus Tyne and Wear Metro: Coronavirus Tyne and Wear Metro: Coronavirus Bus Services: Coronavirus Parking: Pedestrian Areas