Lord Murphy of Torfaen

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Murphy of Torfaen's votes

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  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Show votes
  • Generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Almost always voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (6th Day) 12 Sep 2016

    The purpose of the Liberal Democrats’ amendment seems to be that there is a speedier review of the legislation than was agreed in the passage of the Bill in the other place and was actually in the Bill. During the proceedings of the Joint Committee, a number of witnesses, including the Information Commissioner, argued for a sunset clause to be put into the Bill. The committee considered...
  • Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (5th Day) 7 Sep 2016

    My Lords, I support my noble friend’s amendment, which he very ably moved. As he said, it is the only amendment recommended by David Anderson QC with regard to his latest report. The issue of bulk powers is enormously important and this is the first time that the Committee has had an opportunity to discuss the report on the whole question. It was discussed at some length by the Joint...
  • Investigatory Powers Bill - Committee (4th Day) (Continued) 5 Sep 2016

    My Lords, I also support the two amendments in this group, the first from the Government and the second on behalf of the Intelligence and Security Committee. The amendments are very sensible. It does not seem to me at all right that the IPC should not say why an investigation should not be pursued. Let me say very briefly how important it is that the role of the Intelligence and Security...

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Profile

Labour Peer

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Wales
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • Devolution
  • Constituencies: Wales
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Afghanistan
  • 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 91 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 62.07% 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") 10 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(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 2012July 2013
(b) Date of receipt: 20 September 2012
(b) Date of acceptance: 3 October 2012
(b) Donor status: Registered charity
(b) (Registered 21 November 2012)

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