Derek Twigg MP, Halton

voted moderately for the policy

European Union - For

by scoring 76.7% compared to the votes below

Why Majority/minority instead of Aye/No?
HouseDateSubjectDerek TwiggPolicy vote
Commons16 May 2006Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons26 Oct 2006European Union — A Citizens' Agenda absentMajority
Commons29 Nov 2006European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme MajorityMajority
Commons19 Nov 2007European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons12 Dec 2007European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties MajorityMajority
Commons21 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons28 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons28 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate MajorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons29 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy MajorityMajority
Commons30 Jan 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights MajorityMajority
Commons5 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market MajorityMajority
Commons6 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs MajorityMajority
Commons20 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons25 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons25 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development MajorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions MajorityMajority
Commons26 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change MajorityMajority
Commons27 Feb 2008Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons3 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons3 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons4 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons4 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Referendum (No. 2) — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons5 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected MajorityMajority
Commons11 Mar 2008Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons10 Mar 2009Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected Majorityminority
Commons11 Mar 2009Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons17 Mar 2009Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 — Retention of Communications Data by Communications Providers MajorityMajority
HouseDateSubjectDerek TwiggPolicy vote
Commons14 Jul 2010European Union External Action Service absentMajority (strong)
Commons10 Nov 2010European Union Economic Governance absentminority
Commons14 Dec 2010European Union Documents- Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies minorityMajority (strong)
Commons25 Jan 2011European Union Bill — Clause 6 — Referendum on Emergency Financial Assistance for EU Member States absentMajority (strong)
Commons9 Feb 2011European Union — UK Contributions to the Eurozone Financial Stabilisation Mechanism absentminority (strong)
Commons23 Mar 2011Establishment of the European Stability Mechanism absentMajority (strong)
Commons24 May 2011Royal Assent — Eurozone Financial Assistance absentMajority
Commons14 Sep 2011European Union Directive — Access to a Lawyer minorityminority (strong)
Commons23 Nov 2011Deferred Division — Schengen Governance MajorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Dec 2011Opposition Day — European Union minorityminority (strong)
Commons24 Apr 2012European Union — Data Protection in the Areas of Police and Criminal Justice (EU Directive) absentMajority (strong)
Commons31 Oct 2012Seek Real Terms Cut in European Union Budget Majorityminority
Commons6 Nov 2012European Union — Banking Union and Economic and Monetary Union — European Banking Authority absentMajority (strong)
Commons22 Apr 2013Government assessment of medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission minorityMajority
Commons15 Jul 2013Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures minorityminority
Commons15 Jul 2013Opt Out from European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures minorityminority (strong)
Commons15 Jul 20132014 JHA Opt-out Decision — European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training — Opt In minorityminority (strong)
Commons4 Dec 2013European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Colombia and Peru Trade Agreement) Order 2013 minorityMajority (strong)
Commons13 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme absentMajority (strong)
Commons17 Jan 2014Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill absentMajority (strong)
Commons22 Jan 2014European Commission Work Programme 2014 and Support for Completion of the EU Single Market absentMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme absentMajority (strong)
Commons27 Jan 2014European Union (Approvals) Bill — Third Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme absentMajority (strong)
Commons30 Apr 2014Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission absentMajority
Commons10 Nov 2014Transposing European Union Criminal Justice and Data Protection Measures into UK Law MajorityMajority (strong)

How the number is calculated

The MP's votes count towards a weighted average where the most important votes get 50 points, less important votes get 10 points, and less important votes for which the MP was absent get 2 points. In important votes the MP gets awarded the full 50 points for voting the same as the policy, no points for voting against the policy, and 25 points for not voting. In less important votes, the MP gets 10 points for voting with the policy, no points for voting against, and 1 (out of 2) if absent.

Questions about this formula can be discussed on the forum.

No of votesPointsOut of
Most important votes (50 points)   
MP voted with policy15750750
MP voted against policy20100
MP absent11275550
Less important votes (10 points)   
MP voted with policy32320320
MP voted against policy3030
Less important absentees (2 points)   
MP absent*448
Total:13491758

*Pressure of other work means MPs or Lords are not always available to vote – it does not always indicate they have abstained. Therefore, being absent on a less important vote makes a disproportionatly small difference.

agreement score
MP's points
total points
 = 
1349
1758
 = 76.7 %.


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