Liz speaks on Animal Rights

Liz speaks on Animal Rights

  I recently spoke in a debate on the nationwide ban of the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. It’s about time we moved on from this archaic practice and realise that our entertainment comes at a price. I'm therefore glad that this ban will...

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Liz leads cross-party letter to BioMarin

Liz leads cross-party letter to BioMarin

This afternoon I sent a cross-party letter to BioMarin, calling on them to make Kuvan more affordable so PKU patients in the UK are able to access it. It is about time BioMarin put patients before profits. This follows the petition handed in to BioMarin’s London HQ...

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Liz’s column, May 2019

Parliament returned last week, so we’ve finally had the chance to focus on key domestic issues; issues neglected for too long, as Westminster and Whitehall have focussed their resources almost solely on Brexit in recent months. The extension to the Brexit deadline...

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Liz’s column, April 2019

While Westminster is gridlocked, life goes on in our local communities, where concerns over public services, crime, climate change, housing, health and business are growing. Sick to the back teeth of the B word, they feel increasingly alienated from our politics. So,...

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Liz’s column, March 2019

On Monday I led a debate on behalf of Mr Andrew Ramanandi, the Head Teacher of St Joseph’s Primary School in Blaydon and over 104,000 teachers, support staff, heads, parents and governors from around the country who signed a petition calling for fair funding for...

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Angel of the North 21st Anniversary

Angel of the North 21st Anniversary

Earlier today I asked the Leader of the House if she would grant a debate on the importance of culture to local economies. The Angel of the North celebrates its 21st birthday this week, and I am very proud that this magnificent landmark is in my constituency and has...

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Liz’s column, February 2019

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and as a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self-Harm, meetings and campaigns around mental health play a large part in my Parliamentary diary. I recently met with Action for Children at the launch of...

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The year ahead in British politics

So, here we stand at the start of a new year. For me, the run up to Christmas was a time for getting out and meeting constituents making their Christmas preparations and taking the time to thank and celebrate their local communities. It was a privilege – and a huge...

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Job advert: Caseworker

Job advert: Caseworker

Date Added: 03 January 2019 Closing Date: 14 January 2019 Job Title: Caseworker Working For: Liz Twist MP (Blaydon) Location: Blaydon Constituency Office Salary: £22,000 per annum in line with IPSA pay scale Job Details Liz Twist MP is seeking to appoint a caseworker...

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Traidcraft debate

Traidcraft debate

This morning I led a debate in Westminster Hall on Traidcraft and the future of Fairtrade. I have been raising the difficulties Traidcraft has been having in Parliament over the past few months. I was therefore pleased to be able to debate these issues in Parliament -...

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