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General Election 2015

Candidates

Murphy, Paul

Labour

Smith, Graham

Conservative

Beswick, Ken

UKIP

Cooke, Matt

Green

Hackley-Green, Boydd

Plaid Cymru

The sitting MP Paul Murphy is standing for re-election.

This page shows how the sitting MP has voted on four issues since first being elected.

This reflects only votes which, in our view, are key indicators of the commitment of MPs on these issues. Selected Early Day Motions which your MP has supported are also listed at the bottom of this page (please scroll down).

For information about the voting intentions of other candidates in your constituency, please click political@spuc.org.uk and send us an e-mail, putting the name of your constituency in the subject line. Alternatively, call SPUC HQ on 020 7091 7091.

Paul Murphy’s record on key votes:

On abortion has voted:

25 times with the pro-life lobby

4 times has either been absent or abstained

Never with the anti-life lobby

On protection of the human embryo has voted:

17 times with the pro-life lobby

Twice has either been absent or abstained

Twice with the anti-life lobby

On euthanasia has voted:

Never with the pro-life lobby

10 has either been absent or abstained

Never with the not pro-life lobby

On ‘same-sex marriage’ has voted:

4 times with the lobby defending traditional marriage

3 times has either been absent or abstained

Once with the lobby redefining marriage in law

Paul Murphy signed Early Day Motions on the following subjects:

349 (2013)

which deplored so many repeat abortions, and called for breaches of the law to be prosecuted.

869 (2010)

which opposed changes to the law on assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

936 (2013)

which called for the sex of unborn babies to be recorded to monitor abortions for gender.

1086 (2013)

which paid tribute to Pope Benedict XVI for his legacy.

1329 (2011)

which called for more vaccinations for preventable illnesses for children.

1622 (2011)

which called for a NICE consultation on abortion instead of the RCOG’s reports.

2485 (2006)

which opposed legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide.

2835 (2012)

called on the government to reject infanticide.

2837 (2012)

which expressed concern over abortions on the grounds of gender.


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