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Mary Elizabeth Twist[1] (born July 1956) is a British Labour politician. She was elected as an MP for Blaydon in 2017.[2][3][4]

Liz Twist

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Member of Parliament
for Blaydon
Assumed office
8 June 2017
Preceded byDavid Anderson
Majority13,477 (28.0%)
Personal details
BornJuly 1956 (age 63)
St Helens
Political partyLabour


Early lifeEdit

She was born in St Helens, Merseyside.[citation needed] She attended the Notre Dame High School, a direct grant grammar school (now De La Salle School, St Helens).[citation needed]


Twist is head of health in the North-East for the trade union UNISON.[5] Since March 2019, she has been a member of the Commons Select Committee on Standards.

Personal lifeEdit

Twist lives in Ryton.[3]


  1. ^ "No. 61961". The London Gazette. 19 June 2017. p. 11778.
  2. ^ Walker, Jonathan (28 April 2017). "Labour reveals candidates to contest Blaydon and North West Durham seats at General Election". Chronicle Live. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Liz Twist to be Labour's candidate in Blaydon". Labour North. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  4. ^ "North East councillor wins selection battle for heartland Labour seat". LabourList. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. ^ "A lifetime of service (From The Northern Echo)". The Northern Echo. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2017.

External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Anderson
Member of Parliament for Blaydon