Paul Flynn

MP, Newport West

Newport West Labour

Paul Flynn’s voting in Parliament

Paul Flynn is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Paul Flynn sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Paul Flynn consistently voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Paul Flynn generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Paul Flynn’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Paul Flynn’s full vote analysis page for more.

Paul Flynn has sometimes rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Steel Industry 26 May 2016

    I declare a financial interest for the 30 years I worked in the steel industry and the pension I receive, although it is meagre compared to the amount I will be entitled to next year for 30 years in this House. Should we not recall that steelworkers have served the nation well in an industry that is usually dirty, usually dangerous and always skilled? It is right that we look at the...
  • Business of the House 26 May 2016

    Two years ago the two Newport Members of Parliament, the local trade union and the workforce said with one voice that privatising the then profitable shared services in the town would be a terrible mistake. Last week the National Audit Office announced that privatising those services and handing them over to the failing French company Steria has cost the country 504 million. When can we...
  • Written Answers — Prime Minister: Anti-corruption Summit 26 May 2016

    To ask the Prime Minister, which leaders in civil society, business and government were invited to attend the anti-corruption conference, Tackling Corruption Together, which he hosted in London on 11 May 2016.

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Labour MP for Newport West

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Nuclear Power
  • Afghanistan
  • Drugs
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Iraq

Currently held offices

  • Member, Petitions Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Dec 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Oct 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 8 Dec 1997)
  • Member, Transport Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Jun 1989)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 99 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Paul Flynn’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 509 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 72.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 33 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 89 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Paul Flynn’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1027 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Royalty payments from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment London SE1 7SP. No additional hours.
I received payment of £174, in respect of two books. (Registered 08 June 2015)
22 December 2015, I received payment of £358.64. (Registered 23 February 2016)
Payment of £485 received from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA, for completing opinion surveys. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 08 June 2015)
Payment of £425 from Populus, Northburgh House, 10, Northburgh Street, London, EC1V 0AT, for completing opinion surveys. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 08 June 2015)
Payment of £400 from Ipsos MORI, 79-81 Borough Road, London SE1 1FY for completing opinion surveys. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 08 June 2015)
Payment of £300 from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT for completing opinion surveys. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 08 June 2015)
Payment of £100 from Tinopolis TV, Park Street, Llanelli SA15 3YE, for appearance on a documentary. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 08 June 2015)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: RMT
Address of donor: Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 June 2015)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Lynne Samantha Flynn, as Senior Secretary.

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