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Telephone: 01633 262348
E-Mail : paulflynn@talk21.co
Mobile: 07887 925 699
Twitter:@paulflynnmp

Address: 61 Llanthewy Road, Newport, NP20 4JZ

Married to Samantha, three surviving grown-up children, elected to parliament for Newport West in 1987. The seat was previously held by a Conservative. Won the seat six times with majorities varying from 2,000 to 14,000.

Former Labour Party Shadow Commons Leaders and Shadow Welsh Secretary (July to September 2016), Shadow Minister for Welsh Affairs and Social Security (1988-90), described in Parliamentary Profiles:

“Hyper-assiduous, Welsh-speaking, green-leaning off-beat semi-hard Leftists, fears Labour Party is being taken over by ‘Midwitch Cuckoos’, said in 1995 ‘We will win the election but lose the Labour Party”, A Member of the Gorsedd of Bards, won 1991 Parliamentary Freedom of Information awards, and 1996 Spectator ‘Backbencher of the Year’, succeeded in forcing ‘Next steps’ agencies to publish their Parliamentary answers in Hansard, verbally resourceful, well-furnished bilingual mind.,

Pro: Britain in the EU, proportional representation, selling council houses, the peace movement, legalised cannabis, alternative energy, Welsh language, devolution, modernisation of Commons, power to backbenchers, hi-tech, reducing the number of peers in the House of Lords and a constitutional convention

Anti: The drug trade, nuclear power, the Drugs Czar, cigarette smoking, honours, Lord Lieutenants, exploitation of mortgage lenders, animal experiments, lobbyists, overuse of medicinal drugs (especially in care homes and prisons), bull bars.”

Author of Television in Wales (1973), Commons Knowledge: How to be a Backbencher (1997), Baglu ‘Mlaen (1998), Dragons led by Poodles (1999), How to be an MP (2012), The Unusual Suspect (2012), Clockwinder Who Wouldn’t Say No: The Life of David Taylor MP (2012),

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