Paul Flynn (politician)

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Paul Flynn
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
In office
4 July 2016 – 6 October 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byChris Bryant
Succeeded byValerie Vaz
Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
In office
3 July 2016 – 6 October 2016
LeaderJeremy Corbyn
Preceded byNia Griffith
Succeeded byJo Stevens
Member of Parliament
for Newport West
In office
11 June 1987 – 17 February 2019
Preceded byMark Robinson
Succeeded byRuth Jones
Majority5,658 (13.0%)
Personal details
Born
Paul Philip Flynn

9 February 1935
Cardiff, Wales
Died17 February 2019(2019-02-17) (aged 84)
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Anne Harvey
(m. 1962; div. 1984)

Samantha Cumpstone (m. 1985)
Children4
Alma materCardiff University
Websitepaulflynnmp.co.uk

Paul Philip Flynn MP (9 February 1935 – 17 February 2019) was a British Labour Party politician. He was born in Cardiff, Wales. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Newport West from the 1987 general election until his death in 2019.

In 2016, he briefly was Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons. In 2016, he became the oldest MP in over a century to hold a shadow cabinet position.[1] He died on 17 February 2019, aged 84.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Paul Flynn makes comeback as shadow minister aged 81". ITV News. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. "Veteran Labour MP Paul Flynn dies aged 84". BBC News. 17 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.