Paul Murphy

MP, Torfaen

Torfaen Labour

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How Paul Murphy voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
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Paul Murphy hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 15 Jul 2014

    Northern Ireland Affairs: Administrative scheme for “on-the-runs”. 2:30 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
    Witnesses: Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Wales Bill: Schedule 1 — Referendum about commencement of income tax provisions 24 Jun 2014

    It is a great privilege to speak on Third Reading of a Bill that my hon. Friend the Member for Pontypridd (Owen Smith) indicated we will not oppose, for a variety of reasons. The Secretary of State referred to this as a milestone Bill. I have sat through 26 years of Welsh Bills, and I have to say that I do not think this is a milestone. There are some good parts to it, but a real milestone...
  • Wales Bill: Schedule 1 — Referendum about commencement of income tax provisions 24 Jun 2014

    I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that. The devolution of extra powers was supported overwhelmingly by the people of Wales in the referendum, including in my constituency, which, having been one of the most sceptical and anti-devolution constituencies in the whole of Wales, changed its mind. I think that there has been a sea shift in how people perceive devolution. People understand it...

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Labour MP for Torfaen

Entered House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Devolution
  • Constituencies: Wales
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Offenders: Fines
  • Green Deal Scheme

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)

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)

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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 19 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 68.63% 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") 813 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Sq, London SW1V 1BX
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: An educational allowance of £4,884 and accommodation will be provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2012–July 2013
(b) Date of receipt: 20 September 2012
(b) Date of acceptance: 3 October 2012
(b) Donor status: Registered charity
(b) (Registered 21 November 2012)

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