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Ex-Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy steps down

Former Welsh Secretary Paul Murphy is to stand down as a Labour MP after 28 years in parliament.

Elected as MP for Torfaen in 1987, he served two spells as Welsh Secretary and one as Northern Ireland Secretary, where he was credited for playing a key role in the peace process.

Mr Murphy, 66, said it had been "a difficult decision" to step down but "the right thing to do".

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  • 30 Jan 2015
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