Paul Flynn

MP, Newport West

Newport West Labour

Paul Flynn campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Paul Flynn’s voting in Parliament

Paul Flynn is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Paul Flynn sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Paul Flynn consistently voted against the Iraq war, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Paul Flynn generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system, while most Labour MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Backbench Business: Summer Adjournment 21 Jul 2016

    It is heartening to end on a climactic point and to congratulate Mrs Fitzpatrick on her award. This has been a splendid debate. It is one of the joys of Parliament that we have a day on which we can discuss these matters. It is politics in miniature, as we discuss matters that are of protozoan importance nationally, but of vast, gigantic importance in our constituencies. I have the pleasure...
  • School Funding: Business of the House 21 Jul 2016

    Will the Leader of the House give us the business for September?
  • School Funding: Business of the House 21 Jul 2016

    It is a great pleasure to echo the words of the Leader of the House, particularly concerning Noeleen Delaney, who we all know as a valued friend, adviser and comforter over many, many years, and all the other members of staff who serve us so faithfully. After the recent days, we might consider accelerating progress on making this place a habitable accommodation for staff, many of whom have...

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Labour MP for Newport West

Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election


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Topics of interest

  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Defence
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Nuclear Power
  • Afghanistan
  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Drugs
  • Iraq

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (since 3 Jul 2016)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (since 3 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 6 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Home Affairs Committee (4 Nov 2013 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (12 Dec 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Oct 2003 to 12 Jul 2005)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (14 Jul 1997 to 8 Dec 1997)
  • Member, Transport Committee (26 Oct 1992 to 21 Mar 1997)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Health) (1 Jun 1988 to 1 Jun 1989)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 101 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Paul Flynn’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 374 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 71.03% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 32 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above 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.
  • 86 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Paul Flynn’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1045 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Royalty payments from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment London SE1 7SP. No additional hours.
22 December 2015, I received payment of £358.64. (Registered 23 February 2016)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Lynne Samantha Flynn, as Senior Secretary.

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