Lord Murphy of Torfaen

Former MP

Labour

A selection of Lord Murphy of Torfaen's votes

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  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes
  • Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted against a wholly elected House of Lords Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Generally voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Wales Bill - Committee (4th Day) 23 Nov 2016

    I am grateful to my noble friend. I want in particular to support my noble friend Lord Hain and his two amendments. For the whole of the Labour Government—from 1999 onwards, anyway—he and I held the position of Secretary of State for Wales between us. Two things emerged which were themes in that job—he has already touched on this. One was ensuring that there were good...
  • Wales Bill - Committee (4th Day) 23 Nov 2016

    My Lords, I support my noble friend Lord Rowlands on his tidy amendment, which comes from a tidy friend. I have had the great pleasure of knowing my noble friend for 46 years; in fact, I was still in the sixth form when he first became a Welsh Member of Parliament. I know that the Minister has been hugely constructive during proceedings on the Bill. I hope that he will listen carefully to the...
  • Wales Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) 15 Nov 2016

    I agree very much with the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson. Over the past three days in Committee, the Minister has been very helpful. He knows his stuff. He probably knows devolution better than any other Minister in the current Government. I rather suspect that he might not agree with us on this but I hope he can. I think this debate is about Bristol, not air passenger duty. As the noble...

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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 161 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Murphy of Torfaen’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — 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 63.21% 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") 22 times in debates — 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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