People of the Senedd

Sarah Murphy MS

Sarah Murphy MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group


Minister for Social Partnership

Minister for Social Partnership

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My Senedd Activities

How is the Welsh Government working with the UK Government to address the recent deaths at Parc Prison?

Tabled on 15/05/2024

Thank you very much. Thank you, Chair.

Reform Bill Committee | 01/05/2024

I just want to ask one more question, if that's okay, Chair. Obviously, you kind of touched on this a little bit before, about there have been concerns raised about what if parties—the sm...

Reform Bill Committee | 01/05/2024

Okay. Thank you very much.

Reform Bill Committee | 01/05/2024

Okay. Thank you. Yes, the AEA,again, has said that confidence in the democratic process could be affected unless that is extremely clear, particularly the impact of a candidate withdrawin...

Reform Bill Committee | 01/05/2024

Just another question on this. My understanding is that the current conduct Order, though, doesn't include the impact of the withdrawal of candidates after nomination on compliance with t...

Reform Bill Committee | 01/05/2024

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Minister for Social Partnership

Key interests and achievements

Sarah is committed to digital rights and democracy, and developing environmental policies for a greener Wales.  Prior to being elected, Sarah was the Chair of Sustainable Wales, a charity based in Porthcawl that supports community-based sustainable development. In 2020, she produced the webinar series “Circular Economy: A Design For Life" attended by leading experts from across Wales and the UK. In March 2020, Murphy founded the Bridgend Coronavirus Support Group that has approximately 12,000 members and has raised money for Bridgend Foodbank and Splice Child and Family in Pyle.

Personal history

Murphy lives in Bridgend with her partner.

Professional background

After graduating, Sarah moved to Seoul, South Korea to teach English. She has worked in London for a global property development company. In 2016, she graduated from the School of Journalism, Media & Communication at Cardiff University with an MA Distinction in Digital Media & Society. Sarah was awarded a scholarship from Cardiff University and a grant from the Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund to carry out her studies.  Between 2019-2021, Sarah focused on her social welfare and big data research, primarily for the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University. She researches UK and international governments use of big data and algorithmic-design for public services – with a focus on identifying potential data harms and discrimination against children and families. Her most recent research project investigated data-driven workplace surveillance.

Political history

Sarah Murphy was the Head of Events for Welsh Labour between 2009-2012. In 2017, as the Research Analyst for Lee Waters AM, she developed and implemented the first opensource, online crowdsourcing platform for a Welsh Assembly Member. Following the 2017 General Election, she was appointed as the Senior Communications Manager to Anna McMorrin MP, and then the Senior Advisor to the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales.  Sarah was elected as the Welsh Labour Member of the Senedd (MS) for the Bridgend constituency at the 2021 elections with a majority of 4,064 .She is the only woman to have won a seat previously held by a man during this election, replacing former First Minister Carwyn Jones, who decided not to stand for re-election.


Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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