Rt Hon Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy

Constituency

Torfaen

Party

Labour

Address as

Mr Murphy

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 3463
Fax: 020 7219 3819
paul.murphy.mp@parliament.uk

Constituency

73 Upper Trosnant Street, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 8AU
Tel: 01495 750078
Fax: 01495 752584

Biography

Electoral history

Contested Wells 1979 general election. Member for Torfaen since 11 June 1987 general election

Parliamentary career

Opposition Spokesman on: Welsh Affairs 1988-94, Northern Ireland 1994-95, Foreign Affairs 1995, Defence, Disarmament and Arms Control 1995-97; Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (Minister for Political Development) 1997-99; Secretary of State: for Wales 1999-2002, for Northern Ireland 2002-05; Chairman, Intelligence and Security Committee 2005-08; Secretary of State for Wales 2008-09

Party groups

Secretary, Torfaen Constituency Labour Party 1971-87; Chair, Welsh Group of Labour MPs 1996-97

Select committees

Member: Joint Committee on National Security Strategy 2010-

Councils, public bodies

Torfaen Borough Council: Councillor 1973-87, Chair, Finance Committee 1976-86

International bodies

Vice-chair, British-American Parliamentary Group 2004-05, 2007-09; British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly: Co-chair 2006-07, 2009-10, Vice-chair 2010-

Political interests

Local and regional government, wales, education, housing, foreign affairs

Countries of interest

France, Ireland, Northern Ireland

General Election 2010 - Torfaen

Name Party Votes %
Murphy, Paul Lab 16847 44.7%
Burns, Jon Con 7541 20.01%
Morgan, David Lib Dem 6264 16.62%
ab Elis, Rhys PlC 2005 5.32%
Noble, Jennie BNP 1657 4.4%
Wildgust, Fred Ind 1419 3.77%
Dunn, Gareth UKIP 862 2.29%
Turner-Thomas, Richard Ind 607 1.61%
Clarke, Owen Green 438 1.16%
Result Lab Hold (8.16% from Lab to Con)