Denis Murphy

Former Labour MP for Wansbeck

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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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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Former Labour MP for Wansbeck

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election


Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Trade and Industry
  • Work and Pensions
  • Home Department
  • Justice
  • Miners' Compensation
  • Departmental Freedom of Information
  • Child Support Agency
  • Tax Credits
  • Dentistry

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, North East Regional Select Committee (24 Apr 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee (17 Oct 2006 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (28 May 2004 to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.


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