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Encyclopedia > Paul Murphy (politician)

The Right Honourable Paul Peter Murphy (born 25 November 1948) is a British politician for the Labour Party. He attended West Monmouth School in Pontypool and is a well-know Roman Catholic. November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... The Labour Party has since its formation in the early 20th century been the principal left wing political party of the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... West Monmouth School (colloquially West Mon) is a state-funded secondary school in Pontypool, Torfaen in Wales. ... Pontypool (Welsh: Pont-y-pŵl) is a town of approximately 37,000 people in the traditional county of Monmouthshire, southern Wales. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...

He is MP for Torfaen, Wales, and was appointed Secretary of State for Wales on July 28, 1999. He was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from 24 October 2002 to 5 May 2005. He was succeeded by Peter Hain, and becomes chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ... For an explanation of often confusing terms such as Great Britain, Britain, United Kingdom and England, see British Isles (terminology). ... The post of Secretary of State for Wales came into existence in October of 1964, the first incumbent being Jim Griffiths, MP for Llanelli. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is the British cabinet minister who has responsibility for the government of Northern Ireland. ... October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Right Honourable Peter Gerald Hain (born February 16, 1950 in Nairobi, Kenya) is a British Labour Party politician. ... The Intelligence and Security Committee is a unique committee, as it is not a committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

Prior to joining the Cabinet he was Minister of State for political development in the Northern Ireland Office and was largely responsible for negotiating the so-called strand two ('North-South or island of Ireland) arrangements agreed in the Good Friday Agreement. Minister of State is a title borne by officials in certain countries governed under the parliamentary system. ... The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) is an arm of the United Kingdom government, responsible for Northern Ireland affairs. ... The Belfast Agreement (also known as the Good Friday Agreement and, more rarely, as the Stormont Agreement) was signed in Belfast on April 10, 1998 by the British and Irish Governments and endorsed by most Northern Ireland political parties. ...

In opposition he served as a foreign affairs spokesperson and then in defence as navy spokesperson. Before becoming an MP he was a history lecturer in what is now Coleg Gwent.

External links

  • ePolitix - Rt Hon Paul Murphy official site
  • Guardian Unlimited Politics - Ask Aristotle: Paul Murphy MP
  • TheyWorkForYou.com - Paul Murphy MP
Preceded by:
Alun Michael
Secretary of State for Wales
Followed by:
Peter Hain
Preceded by:
John Reid
Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Followed by:
Peter Hain

  Results from FactBites:
Murphy, Paul Peter - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Murphy, Paul Peter (144 words)
British Labour politician, Northern Ireland secretary from October 2002.
He became MP for Torfaen, in Wales, in 1987 and was Welsh secretary 1999–2002.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
Guardian | Paul Murphy (598 words)
Paul Murphy, the new Welsh secretary, has until now kept a low public profile despite once being described as having "the tradition of oratory that emanates from the Welsh valleys".
Murphy was seen to be "the details man", and won widespread praise for his grasp of detail as political development minister.
Mr Murphy's devotion to his father was also abundantly evident when he was asked to choose a poem for an anthology and offered one written by his father.
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