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The Rt Hon. the Lord Murphy of Torfaen

Life peer


The Rt Hon. the Lord Murphy of Torfaen was born Paul Murphy on 25 November 1948 , and is a Labour Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 20 October 2015. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Torfaen.


In the past, Lord Murphy of Torfaen has held the position of Secretary of State for Wales (2008 to 2009), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2002 to 2005), Secretary of State for Wales (1999 to 2002), Minister of State (Northern Ireland Office) (1997 to 1999) in government.

He was Shadow Spokesperson (Defence) (1995 to 1997), Shadow Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs) (1995 to 1995), Shadow Spokesperson (Northern Ireland) (1994 to 1995), Shadow Spokesperson (Wales) (1988 to 1994) in opposition.

Focus Areas

Lord Murphy of Torfaen has the following focus areas :
Policy Interests - Crime, civil law, justice and rights; Education; Parliament, government and politics; Devolution - Wales, N.Ireland - Security
UK Areas - Northern Ireland, Wales

You can contact Lord Murphy of Torfaen in the following ways:


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW

Phone : 020 7219 6193

Email : murphypp@parliament.uk