- For the American football player see Shawn Murphy (American football); see also people named Shaun Murphy (disambiguation).
|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||George Proud|
|Succeeded by||Sean Casey|
July 27, 1951 |
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
|Spouse(s)||Yvette (Comeau) Murphy|
Murphy attended the University of Prince Edward Island, and later the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, graduating with a law degree in 1976. He returned to Prince Edward Island and joined a local law practice, working alongside future Premier Joe Ghiz. In 1997, he was made a Queen's Counsel. Murphy is married and has three adult children: Kevin, Paul, and Brian.
Murphy was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Charlottetown since the election of 2000. During the Martin government, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans with special emphasis on the Oceans Action Plan.
He was re-elected with nearly 50% of the vote in the 2004 federal election. Despite rumours of his vulnerability in the 2006 federal election, Murphy was reelected with slightly more than 50% of the vote. With the Liberals now in opposition, Murphy became the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee. Murphy was re-elected in the 2008 federal election, again winning by a comfortable margin. He announced on October 13, 2010 that he would not be running in the next election.
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Charlottetown|
|New Democratic||Brian Pollard||2,187||12.31||+1.19|
|Christian Heritage||Baird Judson||124||0.70||+0.19|
|Total valid votes||17,766||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||137||0.77|
|Canadian federal election, 2006: Charlottetown|
|Christian Heritage||Baird Judson||97||0.51||-0.09|
|Canadian federal election, 2004: Charlottetown|
|Christian Heritage||Baird Judson||105||0.6||+0.3|
|Canadian federal election, 2000: Hillsborough|
|Progressive Conservative||Darren Peters||6,039|
|New Democrat||Dody Crane||4,328|
|Canadian Alliance||Gerry Stewart||1,005|
|Natural Law||Peter Cameron||92|
|Christian Heritage||Baird Judson||58|
- Shawn Murphy leaving politics The Guardian. October 13, 2010
John G. Williams, Conservative
|Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee
Joe Volpe, Liberal
Paul Szabo, Liberal
|Chairman of the Information, Privacy and Ethics Committee