Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MLA for Newry and Armagh


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A selection of Conor Murphy’s votes

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  • Has never voted on fewer MPs in the House of Commons
  • Has never voted on university tuition fees
  • Has never voted on increasing the rate of VAT
  • Has never voted on raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
  • Has never voted on more EU integration
  • Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs

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

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: 2021-22: Final Budget 27 Apr 2021

    We have no indication that there is any difficulty with that. We anticipate it, and Departments are operating on the basis that the money will come through. The Member will know that it is way short of the NDNA commitments that were made when the agreement was reached. Nonetheless, those are financial commitments that were made to us, and we expect them to be followed through this year. It...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: 2021-22: Final Budget 27 Apr 2021

    I do not have the exact breakdown between the two. That is the additional £4 million that we got in this Budget. I would not be so dismissive as to say it is a drop in the ocean, but it is not a substantive increase. That is why we have categorised it as a flat-cash Budget. It is for the Minister of Education to answer about the number of children who will benefit. Connectivity is hugely...
  • Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: 2021-22: Final Budget 27 Apr 2021

    Again, the detail of the numbers is more for the Department of Justice to respond on. There was concern that the loss of money for Brexit that had previously been provided would see a reduction in staff. I understand that the Department of Justice wants to ensure that that does not happen and to see, as was committed to in NDNA, an increase in policing personnel. I am advised that this is to...

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Sinn Féin MLA for Newry and Armagh, Former Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 30 March 2015 — General election

Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election

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Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.


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