Jim Murphy

MP, East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire Labour

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How Jim Murphy voted since 2001
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  • Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted moderately for university tuition fees Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
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Jim Murphy never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Women and Equalities: Smith Commission 27 Nov 2014

    I welcome today’s statement and I think people across Scotland will welcome it. The referendum changed Scotland, and today’s statement is confirmation that we need to respect the wishes for change of the no voters and reach out to many of those who voted yes as well. In welcoming the tax powers, may I point out that the new welfare powers are just as crucial? Will the Secretary of...
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme 21 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether claimants are able to telephone Access to Work programme offices (a) in general and (b) to discuss late payment of monthly wages for their support workers.
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Access to Work Programme 21 Nov 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what communication options are offered for claimants to contact Access to Work programme offices.

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Labour MP for East Renfrewshire

Entered House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • International Development
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Scotland
  • Treasury
  • Afghanistan
  • Public Expenditure
  • Armed Forces: Redundancy
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • Armed Forces: Housing

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for International Development (7 Oct 2013 to 2 Nov 2014)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2013)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Secretary of State, Scotland Office (6 Oct 2008 to 11 May 2010)
  • Minister of State (Europe), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (28 Jun 2007 to 6 Oct 2008)
  • Minister of State (Work), Department for Work and Pensions (3 Aug 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)
  • Minister of State (Employment and Welfare Reform), Department for Work and Pensions (6 Jun 2006 to 3 Aug 2006)
  • Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions (8 May 2006 to 6 Jun 2006)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Cabinet Office (11 May 2005 to 8 May 2006)
  • Government Whip (technically a Lords Commissioner, HM Treasury) (29 May 2002 to 11 May 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 166 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 52.14% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 45 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 468 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
1 August 2014, received £100 for writing an article for the Catholic Herald, 15 Lamb's Passage, London EC1Y 8TQ. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 12 August 2014)
Payments received from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA:
22 August 2014, £90 for completion of annual survey. Payment donated to charity. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 12 September 2014)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
Name of donor: Fundraising dinner organised by the office of the Shadow Defence Secretary
Address of donor: 1 Spiersbridge Way, Thornliebank, Glasgow, G46 8NG
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,846.05 raised at a fundraising dinner held on 10 July 2013 in London to support my work as Shadow Defence Secretary. No individual registrable donations were received.
Date of receipt: 10 July 2013
Date of acceptance: 31 July 2013
Donor status: n/a
(Registered 6 August 2013; updated 19 December 2013 and 25 July 2014)  
Name of donor: PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP
Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place, London, WC2N 6RH
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Services of a research assistant (total value for their work in my office: £29,435) shared with another MP from 10 March 2014 to 2 November 2014, to support me as Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.
Date of receipt: 10 March 2014
Date of acceptance: 10 March 2014
Donor status: limited liability partnership
(Registered 9 April 2014; updated 6 November 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: Manchester City Football Club Ltd
Address of donor: Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Road, Manchester M11 3FF
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: five tickets at total of £850 at Manchester City FC v Tottenham, including hospitality  
Date of receipt of donation: 18 October 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 18 October 2014
Donor status: company, registration 00040946
(Registered 6 November 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: CAFOD
Address of donor: Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB
Amount of donation (or estimate of probable value): flights, accommodation etc with a value of approx £1,437
Destination of visit: Philippines
Date of visit: 1 to 5 December 2013
Purpose of visit: A visit to Cebu and Tacloban to assess and observe the relief effort following Typhoon Haiyan
(Registered 19 December 2013) 
Name of donor: World Vision UK
Address of donor: Opal Drive, Fox Milne, Milton Keynes, MK15 0ZR
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Total of £1677.38 for myself and a staff member, consisting of air travel at £1,121.10, taxis costing £20.33, accommodation and food costing £535.95 (accommodation £447.95)
Destination of visit: Lebanon and Jordan
Date of visit: 12-16 March 2014
Purpose of visit: As Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, to assess the humanitarian situation resulting from the Syrian crisis, understand the plight of Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them and to see the work of the charity.
(Registered 11 April 2014)
Name of donor: TUC
Address of donor: 23-28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Total approximate value of £2,675.99 for myself and a staff member, consisting of air travel £1,589.90, accommodation £548 and car hire £538.09.
Destination of visit: Qatar
Date of visit: 31 March - 3 April 2014  
Purpose of visit: As Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, to observe the conditions of migrant workers in Qatar.
(Registered 29 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Flat in London, from which rental income is received.

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