Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How Paul Murphy voted on key issues since 2001
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for more EU integrationDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted strongly for introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted moderately for the hunting banDetails
- Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted moderately against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted very strongly for restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Voted moderately against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted moderately for a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted strongly against an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately for a smoking banDetails
- Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted moderately against greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted moderately for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitalsDetails
- Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
The hon. Gentleman interests the House with his reference to Lloyd George and the coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberals. He will, of course, remember what happened to the Liberal party after that coalition fell.
That ruling, Madam Deputy Speaker, necessary as it is, shows how truncated what used to be the great St David’s day debate, which has been held in this House since 1944, has become. It has been reduced to an hour and a half with seven-minute limits at the tail end of a Thursday. Of course it is not St David’s day today. It is the feast day of St Colette of France, a well-known...
Indeed, we do not know that. People have been temporarily blinded by such substances and have had large lumps come out on their bodies, and it could be that in the long term they will suffer even greater illnesses. One of these groups of shops, called Chill South Wales, has a Facebook page on which it promotes its products. The most recent post is an image of four children’s cartoon...
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Labour MP for Torfaen
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Constituencies: Wales
- Personal Independence Payment
- Offenders: Fines
- Green Deal Scheme
Other offices held in the past
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
- Secretary of State, Wales Office (25 Jan 2008 to 10 Jun 2009)
- Chairman, Intelligence and Security (Cabinet Office) Committee (1 Nov 2005 to 31 Jan 2008)
- Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (24 Oct 2002 to 11 May 2005)
- Secretary of State, Welsh Office (28 Jul 1999 to 24 Oct 2002)
- Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (5 May 1997 to 28 Jul 1999)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.54% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 803 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
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