Conor Murphy

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Distinguish from Connor Murphy (American ice hockey player).
Conor Terence Murphy (born 10 July 1963, Newry, County Armagh) is an Irish republican Sinn Féin politician.

According to An Phoblacht, Murphy first became involved with the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the 1981 hunger strikes.

Between 1989 and 1997, he was a Sinn Féin councillor on Newry and Mourne District Council for The Fews area,

In 1998, Murphy was elected as one of his party's two Northern Ireland Assembly members for Newry and Armagh. He was re-elected, with two party colleagues, to the Assembly in 2003. In 2001, he contested the Newry and Armagh Westminster seat, coming second to incumbent Seamus Mallon of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP). When Mallon decided not to contest the seat again, Murphy became the clear favourite to win and was elected MP on 5 May 2005. Murphy refuses to take his seat in the British House of Commons in line with the abstentionist policy of Sinn Féin.

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