How Paul Murphy voted since 2001
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Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Source
Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Source
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Paul Murphy hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many guests he plans to invite to the service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral on 13 March 2015; and what proportion of those guests are family members of service personnel who died during operations in Afghanistan.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many family members of each of the service personnel who died in Afghanistan will be able to attend the service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral on 13 March 2015.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many invoices and to what value were paid by Defence Equipment and Supply after the statutory 30 days as required under the EU Directive 2011/7/EU in the last 12 months.
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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
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Constituencies: Wales
- Personal Independence Payment
- Offenders: Fines
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)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- The Secretary of State for Wales (25 Jan 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- 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)
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (24 Oct 2002 to 6 May 2005)
- Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (24 Oct 2002 to 11 May 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) (30 Jul 2001 to 29 Jan 2008)
- The Secretary of State for Wales (29 Jul 1999 to 24 Oct 2002)
- 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)
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (1 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Nov 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jul 1995 to 1 Nov 1995)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1994)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 20 Mar 1989)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 5 written questions in the last year — below 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 68.31% 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") 821 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.
(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
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