On 29th March 2018, Cllr Murphy’s endorsement of Alan Bull’s candidacy was reported.
On 14th November 2019, it was reported that Cllr Murphy had been deselected as a candidate for the upcoming general election.
On 31st July 2020, the Conservative MP for Peterborough Paul Bristow tweeted that he had written to the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, asking him to address antisemitism in the Peterborough Labour Party. The letter raised the matter of Cllr Murphy’s actions in  and noted that “no further action” had been taken against him following his deselection as a candidate.
On 12th October 2020, Cllr Murphy wrote on Facebook that he had been “announced…as being the new leader of Peterborough’s Labour Party.”
In October 2020, Campaign Against Antisemitism put this matter to both Cllr Murphy and the Labour Party, but did not receive a response.
On 13th April 2021, Paul Bristow, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Peterborough, tweeted that he had received confirmation of Cllr Murphy’s having been suspended by the Labour Party, noting that he was now listed as an independent councillor on the Council’s website.
However, the circumstances and outcomes of any disciplinary action taken against Cllr Murphy may remain unknown, owing to the conditions of secrecy imposed by Baroness Chakrabarti’s report on antisemitism in the Labour Party.