Paul Flynn

MP, Newport West

Newport West Labour

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

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

Paul Flynn has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 4 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Foreign Affairs Committee 14 Dec 2017

    Visiting the camp was an overwhelming and heartbreaking experience. I believe that, having met the refugees who have suffered the worst experiences life has to offer, all of us have a sense of duty to make sure they do not become invisible. I congratulate the Chairman on a very good report. It is realistic and does not offer any facile solutions. May I suggest that the only long-term answer...
  • Business of the House 14 Dec 2017

    There is hurt and bewilderment among many disabled people about the extraordinary statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer that one reason for Britain’s low productivity figures is the excessive number of disabled people in the workforce. That is the reverse of the truth, because every disabled person who comes from benefits into full-time work improves our productivity figures....
  • Exiting the European Union: EU Tangible Assets: UK Share 14 Dec 2017

    As the first advisory referendum was conducted entirely in ignorance of the contents of the wine cellars and almost everything else, and was a choice between Operation Fear and Operation Lies, is it not appropriate that we listen to all those independent bodies that have looked at the prospects and decided that no Brexit would be better than any Brexit? Is it not time to think about a...

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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

Paul Flynn campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (21 Nov 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (3 Jul 2016 to 7 Oct 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (3 Jul 2016 to 6 Oct 2016)
  • Member, Petitions Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 80 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Paul Flynn’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 77 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 87.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
  • 80 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Paul Flynn’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1118 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Dec 2017.

1. Employment and earnings
Royalty payments from Biteback Publishing, 3 Albert Embankment London SE1 7SP. No additional hours. These payments are donated to charity. (Updated 05 September 2016)
26 June 2017, I received payment of £133.95. (Registered 03 October 2017)
10 January 2017, I received payment of £184.20. (Registered 04 October 2017)
Payments from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA, for completing surveys. All fees are donated to charity.
13 December 2016, payment of £75. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 13 December 2016)
21 December 2016, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 03 January 2017)
23 February 2017, payment of £100. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 03 October 2017)
12 June 2017, payment of £75. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 03 October 2017)
22 September 2017, payment of £150. Hours: 80 mins. (Registered 03 October 2017)
11 October 2017, payment of £150. Hours: 75 mins. (Registered 11 October 2017)
17 November 2017, payment of £75. Hours: 40 mins. (Registered 22 November 2017)
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys. All fees are donated to charity.
1 August 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 07 August 2017)
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT, for completing opinion surveys. All fees are donated to charity.
8 January 2016, payment of £50. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 01 December 2016)
18 February 2016, payment of £30. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 01 December 2016)
30 March 2016, payment of £20. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 01 December 2016)
12 May 2016, payment of £80. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 01 December 2016)
23 June 2016, payment of £40. Hours: 25 mins. (Registered 01 December 2016)
10 August 2016, payment of £80. Hours: 45 mins. (Registered 01 December 2016)
24 November 2016, payment of £60. Hours: 35 mins. (Registered 01 December 2016)
14 December 2016, payment of £60. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 03 January 2017)
9. Family members employed and paid from parliamentary expenses
I employ my wife, Lynne Samantha Flynn, as Senior Secretary.

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