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Almost always voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
Almost always voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
Generally voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes
Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
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My Lords, I shall add some points to what my noble friend has just said. During our rather long deliberations this evening and afternoon, I went to the Library to look up the definition of “draconian”. It seems to me to be very harsh, very severe. Apparently, it goes back to ancient Greece, where Draco was the statesman who decided that every single crime would be dealt with by a...
My Lords, I add my voice to what my noble friend just said. Initially, in the list of government amendments the Minister seemed to be saying that it was no longer a requirement for the First Minister and Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland to be consulted on the appointments of the IPC and the judicial commissioners. That is a retrograde step and I hope that the Government will rethink...
My Lords, it is a great pleasure to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Finn, and to congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Bloomfield, on her very fine maiden speech, which we all enjoyed. As an addition to the Welsh Members of the House of Lords, she is indeed most welcome. I also pay tribute to the Minister, the noble Lord, Lord Bourne, who I know is deeply committed to the business of Wales...
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Entered the House of Lords on 24 November 2015
Previously MP for Torfaen until 30 March 2015 — General election
Entered the House of Commons on 11 June 1987 — General election
Also represented Torfaen
Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Work and Pensions
- Constituencies: Wales
- Personal Independence Payment
- Offenders: Fines
Other offices held in the past
- Chair, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (26 Nov 2015 to 11 Feb 2016)
- Member, Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (Joint Committee) (25 Nov 2015 to 26 Nov 2015)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (30 Nov 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (13 Jan 2010 to 6 May 2010)
- The Secretary of State for Wales (25 Jan 2008 to 5 Jun 2009)
- Chair, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (11 Jul 2005 to 29 Jan 2008)
- The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (24 Oct 2002 to 6 May 2005)
- Member, Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (30 Jul 2001 to 11 Jul 2005)
- The Secretary of State for Wales (29 Jul 1999 to 24 Oct 2002)
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (1 May 1997 to 29 Jul 1999)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1 Nov 1995 to 1 May 1997)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1 Jul 1995 to 1 Nov 1995)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1 Jul 1994 to 1 Jul 1995)
- Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (1 Jul 1988 to 1 Jul 1994)
- Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 20 Mar 1989)
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 112 debates since joining Parliament — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Murphy of Torfaen’s speeches
- Has received answers to 0 written questions since joining Parliament — average amongst Lords.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2014, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 62.89% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — above average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 98 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — well above average amongst Lords.
- This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 11 times in debates — below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP
(b) Address of donor: 39 Eccleston Sq, London SW1V 1BX
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: An educational allowance of £4,884 and accommodation will be provided for an intern in my parliamentary office for 10 months: October 2012
(b) Date of acceptance: 3 October 2012
(b) Donor status: Registered charity
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