Stephen Twigg

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Stephen Twigg

British Labour Party politician who has been the Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament for Liverpool West Derby since 2010 add

Category: Politics

Born in 1966.

Countries: United Kingdom (90%), Netherlands (5%), (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Liverpool West Derby (UK Parliament constituency), Enfield Southgate (UK Parliament constituency), Michael Portillo

Linked to: Liverpool West Derby, Enfield Southgate, Balliol College, Oxford, Department for Children, Schools and Families




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Stephen Twigg was born in 1966 add something


"'Stephen Twigg"' is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Labour Co-operative Member of Parliament for Liverpool West Derby since 2010 add something


He came to national prominence in 1997 by winning the seat of then-Defence Secretary Michael Portillo add something


He previously served as the Member of Parliament for Enfield Southgate from 1997 to 2005, when he lost his seat add something


In the 1997 election he was elected to Parliament for Enfield Southgate, the constituency in which he had been born and raised, with a majority of 1,433 add something


Jeremy Browne - Browne contested the Enfield Southgate parliamentary constituency at the 1997 general election, coming third, behind Labour's Stephen Twigg whose shock ousting of the Secretary of State for Defence Michael Portillo was a seminal moment in the election


Michael Portillo - Portillo's loss of the Enfield Southgate seat in the 1997 general election to Stephen Twigg came as a shock to many politicians and commentators, and came to symbolise the extent of the Labour landslide victory


Following the 2001 election, Twigg was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons, Robin Cook, and in 2002 became a junior minister in the Department for Education and Skills add something


In the 2001 election Twigg held the seat with an increased majority of 5,546 over Conservative John Flack add something


In 2004, in the government changes following the resignation of David Blunkett, he was promoted to Minister of State for school standards add something


Twigg was made the Minister of State for School Standards in 2004, a job he held until he lost his seat in 2005 add something


On 12 December 2005, Twigg was arrested in central London for being drunk and incapable in a public place and taken to Marylebone police station add something


Jacqui Smith - Following the 2005 general election, Smith was appointed to serve as the Minister of State for Schools in the Department for Education and Skills, replacing Stephen Twigg who had lost his seat


Ben Verwaayen - They currently reside in Paris, but had a family home in Haslemere, Surrey where Verwaayen hosted a party in summer 2008, attended by 1,300 guests including former Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin, UK government ministers Stephen Twigg and John Denham


He returned to parliament in 2010, after he was elected Member of Parliament for Liverpool West Derby add something


Twigg was selected as the Labour Co-operative candidate for the Liverpool West Derby constituency at the 2010 general election add something


In October 2010 he unsuccessfully contested the election for the Shadow Cabinet, coming in 36th out of the 49 candidates and winning 55 votes add something


Ed Miliband - Veteran MPs Tom Watson, Jon Trickett, Stephen Twigg and Vernon Coaker were promoted to the Shadow Cabinet, as were several of the 2010 intake, including Chuka Umunna, Margaret Curran and Rachel Reeves, with Liz Kendall and Michael Dugher given the right to attend Shadow Cabinet


Liverpool West Derby (UK Parliament constituency) - "'Liverpool, West Derby"' is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Stephen Twigg of the Labour Party and Co-operative Party


In his October 2011 reshuffle, Miliband promoted Twigg to the post of Shadow Secretary of State for Education add something


On 7 October 2011 he was appointed to the post of Shadow Secretary of State for Education, following the Shadow Cabinet reshuffle add something


In the 2013 Shadow Cabinet Reshuffle, Twigg lost his position of Education Shadow Secretary add something


However on 7 October 2013 he was replaced in the reshuffle add something


Tristram Hunt - On 7 October 2013, Hunt was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet, replacing Stephen Twigg as Shadow Secretary of State for Education


On 19 June 2015, he was announced as having been elected to the chairmanship of the International Development Select Committee add something


He was proved correct in 2017, with the election of Bambos Charalambous, the Labour candidate, on the 8th June add something