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    Paul Murphy to stand down

      Torfaen MP Paul Murphy has announced that he will stand down at the General Election in May. The former Cabinet Minister served in the Labour Governments of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and has been the MP for Torfaen since 1987. After making the announcement at his local Constituency Party meeting in Pontypool, [...]

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    Happy New Year!

    I hope you all had an enjoyable break over the Christmas and the New Year. My thanks especially go to those who worked over the festive period to help run vital services, giving up a part of their Christmas to help everyone else enjoy theirs. I wish you all a Happy New Year and hope [...]

  • Read more about Murphy laments missed opportunity to abolish the Bedroom Tax

    Murphy laments missed opportunity to abolish the Bedroom Tax

    In one of the last Parliamentary sessions before Christmas, Paul Murphy MP has voted to scrap the Bedroom Tax and to take urgent action to help the growing number of people forced to turn to food banks. The Torfaen MP said that it was “utterly indefensible” that the Lib Dems had sided with the Conservatives [...]

  • Read more about Torfaen MP blasts UK Government’s record in Wales

    Torfaen MP blasts UK Government’s record in Wales

    Torfaen MP Paul Murphy has given a stark account of the Tory Government’s record of failure, during a House of Commons debate on the impact of Government policies in Wales. The Torfaen MP criticized the Government’s attitude towards Wales, focusing on the Prime Minister’s constant attacks on the Welsh NHS. He also described the negative [...]

  • Read more about Murphy votes to protect NHS

    Murphy votes to protect NHS

    I wanted to reassure the constituents who’ve been contacting me on the issue that I voted in favour of Clive Efford’s Private Members Bill to protect the NHS from privatisation and safeguard it from the TTIP trade deal. I know from the volume of emails I’ve had that this is an issue that has concerned many [...]

  • Read more about MP attends Llantarnam School Celebration of Achievement Evening

    MP attends Llantarnam School Celebration of Achievement Evening

    It was a pleasure to be asked to speak and hand out awards and certificates to former Year 11 pupils at Llantarnam School’s celebration of achievement evening. I know the school hasn’t had an easy time of it in recent years, but the improved GCSE results this year are a credit to the Headteacher, staff [...]

  • Read more about Torfaen MP celebrates victory for local pubs

    Torfaen MP celebrates victory for local pubs

    Paul Murphy MP has today joined campaigners and local publicans in celebrating a landmark victory for small landlords. The Torfaen MP was one of 284 MPs who voted to defeat the Government and secure measures to ensure a fair deal for publicans who are the tenants of big pub companies. Speaking in the House of [...]

  • Read more about We will remember them

    We will remember them

    Each year, as the MP for Torfaen, it is an honour to pay my respects at local Remembrance Sunday Services across the constituency to honour the men and women who have died as a result of conflicts across the past century. To ensure I visit different parts of the constituency, I rotate between services in Blaenavon, [...]

  • Read more about Paul Murphy MP backs Commons bid to introduce a fair deal for local pubs

    Paul Murphy MP backs Commons bid to introduce a fair deal for local pubs

    Paul Murphy MP has added his support to a “market rent only” cross party amendment to the Small Business Bill that would deliver a fair deal for local pub company pubs, including here in Torfaen. The Small Business Bill already includes plans for a Pubs Code and an Adjudicator to support pubs and their tenants [...]

  • Read more about Murphy in Blaenavon Post Office meeting

    Murphy in Blaenavon Post Office meeting

    There has been much speculation about the future of the Post Office in Blaenavon, since the news that the current Postmaster announced his intention to step down. Local Councillors and the Assembly Member have teamed up with residents to emphasise the value of the local service and to urge the Post Office to take action [...]

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Paul Murphy is Labour Member of Parliament for Torfaen. He served in the Cabinet during both Tony Blair’s and Gordon Brown’s tenure as Prime Minister. Paul Murphy has served as MP for the Torfaen Constituency since 1987.