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Jim Murphy is the shadow defence secretary.

James Francis 'Jim' Murphy (born August 23, 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a British politician who is the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence in Ed Milibands shadow cabinet. He is the Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of East Renfrewshire.

He was first made a Member of Parliament at the 1997 General Election for the Eastwood constituency (East Renfrewshire from 2005 onwards). He held two cabinet posts: Minister of State for Europe (June 2007-October 2008) and Secretary of State for Scotland (October 2008-May 2010). He was made the shadow Secretary of State for Defence in October 2010.