Jim Murphy

Former Labour MP for East Renfrewshire

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Investigations into the Iraq War

A number of votes were held relating to holding investigations into the US led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Photo: UK Ministry of Defence

Jim Murphy almost always voted against investigations into the Iraq war

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about investigations into the Iraq war:

  • On 24 Jun 2009: Jim Murphy voted to welcome an inquiry into the Iraq war and to commend the proposal to hold as much of it as possible in public. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2009: Jim Murphy was absent for a vote on Iraq War Inquiry — No reasonable impediment — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2009: Jim Murphy was absent for a vote on Iraq War Inquiry — Declines to make a proposal Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2008: Jim Murphy voted against an inquiry into the Iraq war by an independent committee of privy councillors. In a subsequent vote was held the majority of MPs voted against holding an inquiry into the Iraq war at this time but to agree a time will come when an inquiry is appropriate. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2008: Jim Murphy voted against holding an inquiry into the Iraq war at this time but to agree a time will come when an inquiry is appropriate. Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2007: Jim Murphy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry Show vote
  • On 11 Jun 2007: Jim Murphy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Iraq Inquiry Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2006: Jim Murphy voted against an inquiry into the Iraq war by a select committee of Privy Counsellors. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2006: Jim Murphy voted against a further inquiry into the war in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2004: Jim Murphy voted against the publication of the Attorney-General's advice on the legality of the war in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2003: Jim Murphy voted against a comprehensive independent judicial inquiry into the Iraq war. Show vote
  • On 22 Oct 2003: Jim Murphy voted against a further inquiry into the war in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 16 Jul 2003: Jim Murphy voted against a judicial inquiry into the decision to go to war in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2003: Jim Murphy voted against an independent inquiry into the handling of intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. A subsequent motion noted the Intelligence and Security Committee is the appropriate body to carry out any inquiry. Show vote

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