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Former Labour MP for Wansbeck
- Entered Parliament on 1 May 1997 — General election
- Left Parliament on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
- Majority: 10,581 votes. — 134th out of 643 MPs.
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Denis Murphy voted on key issues since 2001:
- Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for the hunting ban. votes
- Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals. votes
- Voted moderately against the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted strongly for more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately against a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted moderately for introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted very strongly for a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted against replacing Trident. votes
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- Occasionally rebels against their party in their last parliament.
Most recent appearances
- Vaccine Damage Compensation (8 Jul 2009)
“I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate and on his many years of excellent work, in this House, in trying to secure justice for individuals such as Mr. Robinson, a constituent of mine, who, six years ago—when he was a fit, young man of 43 years—had to be vaccinated for hepatitis B as part of his work as a forensic scientist. Two days later he was taken ill, and...”
- Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance (13 May 2009)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) complaints and (b) other representations his Department has received on the actions of bailiffs in the pursuit of child support arrears in the last 12 months; (2) how much has been paid to bailiffs in fees and charges by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission and its predecessor for the pursuit of child...”
- Written Answers — Justice: Debt Collection (30 Apr 2009)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many licensed bailiffs there are in each parliamentary constituency.”
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- Has spoken in 1 debate in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 67.86% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 4 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below 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.
- 47 people are tracking this MP.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 44 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 12 Apr 2010. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05 (ranking out of 659)||2003/04 (ranking out of 658)||2002/03 (ranking out of 657)||2001/02 (ranking out of 657)|
|Staying away from main home||£16,390 (401st)||£20,881 (351st)||£22,068 (joint 232nd with 2 others)||£19,525||£20,720 (255th)||£20,333 (joint 3rd with 149 others)||£19,712 (joint 259th with 1 other)||£16,259 (142nd)|
|Office running costs||£19,793 (227th)||£19,336 (273rd)||£20,416 (joint 310th with 3 others)||£19,613||£17,876 (366th)||£18,944 (11th)||£18,233 (joint 185th with 7 others)||£11,945 (466th)|
|Staffing costs||£97,858 (243rd)||£90,549 (178th)||£87,264 (joint 169th with 1 other)||£83,604||£71,500 (272nd)||£67,728 (342nd)||£65,547 (joint 244th with 1 other)||£53,371 (93rd)|
|Communications Allowance||£11,212 (120th)||£4,505 (482nd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£11,599 (147th)1||£14,303 (96th)2||£12,116 (130th)||£10,062||£17,345 (90th)||£15,926 (117th)||£15,802 (120th)||£12,248 (132nd)|
|Members' Staff Travel||£2,295 (14th)||£2,126 (21st)||£2,649 (19th)||£948||£0||£798 (191st)||£759 (201st)||£1,398 (79th)|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£5,705 (137th)||£327 (572nd)||£309 (joint 603rd with 1 other)||£791||£318 (joint 588th with 2 others)||£657 (joint 427th with 1 other)||£273 (622nd)||£508 (joint 552nd with 1 other)|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£340 (joint 629th with 1 other)||£402 (627th)||£2,152||£1,052 (565th)||£2,204 (368th)||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£776 (627th)||£796 (600th)||£0||£1,836 (417th)||£1,836 (411th)||£1,572 (joint 510th with 1 other)||£1,572 (joint 430th with 3 others)|
|Total||£164,851 (130th)||£153,143 (212th)||£146,020 (153rd)||£136,695||£130,647 (177th)||£128,426 (145th)||£121,898 (120th)||£97,301 (129th)|