Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP

Rt Hon Paul Murphy MP

Constituency

Torfaen

Party

Labour

Address as

Paul Murphy

Contact details

Parliamentary

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

Web & Social media

Biography

Electoral history

Post Date
Member for Torfaen 1987-
Contested Wells General Election 1979

Parliamentary career

Post Date
Secretary of State for Wales 2008-09
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2002-05
Secretary of State for Wales 1999-02
Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office) 1997-99
Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) 1995-97
Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) 1995-95
Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) 1994-95
Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) 1988-94

Select committees

Post House Date
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Commons 2010-
National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) Commons 2010-10
Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) (Chair) Commons 2005-08
Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) Commons 2001-08
Welsh Affairs Committee Commons 1987-89

Political interests

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

Countries of interest

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales

General Election 2010 General Election - Torfaen

Name Party Votes Share Change
Murphy, Paul Lab 16847 44.76% -12.1%
Burns, Jon Con 7541 20.03% 4.2%
Morgan, David LD 6264 16.64% 0.9%
Elis, Rhys ab PC 2005 5.33% -0.9%
Noble, Jennifer BNP 1657 4.40%
Wildgust, Fred Ind 1419 3.77%
Dunn, Gareth UKIP 862 2.29% -0.9%
Turner-Thomas, Richard Ind 607 1.61%
Clarke, Owen Green 438 1.16%
Majority 9306 24.72%
Turnout 37640 61.52%
Electorate 61183
Result Lab Hold

See Briefing Papers General Election 2010 for detailed results.