Ian Murray

MP, Edinburgh South

Edinburgh South Labour

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How Ian Murray voted
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
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Ian Murray hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Uk Government: Scotland 16 Oct 2014

    I know that time is short, and I appreciate the time the right hon. Gentleman has spent at the Dispatch Box this week re-emphasising that the vow and the timetable are on track, but will he at least acknowledge that the Prime Minister’s clumsy, inappropriate and highly political speech on the morning after the referendum has opened up the door for these kinds of questions to be asked?...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Constitutional Reform (Timetable) 15 Oct 2014

    The Secretary of State at the Dispatch Box and many Opposition Members continue to repeat that the timetable is on track, but the nationalists keep putting it about that it has been broken. Why does the Secretary of State think that is, and what does he think we can do about it?
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Ukraine (Flight MH17) and Gaza 21 Jul 2014

    Hundreds of my constituents have contacted me expressing their horror at what is happening in Gaza, and I share that horror. This is—yet again—a disproportionate response from Israel. Does the Prime Minister agree that the collective punishment of the Palestinians, which has seen many hundreds die, including many dozens of children, is disproportionate and a war crime? People...

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Labour MP for Edinburgh South

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Justice
  • Treasury
  • Scotland
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Employment Tribunals Service
  • Royal Mail
  • Land Registry
  • Post Offices
  • Minimum Wage

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 24 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 10 Dec 2012)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 24 Oct 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 79 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 77.68% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below 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") 178 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 13 Oct 2014.

8. Land and Property
Half share in a house in Edinburgh, from which rental income is derived. (Registered 29 June 2011)
9. Shareholdings
(a) 100MPH Events Ltd (event management).
11. Miscellaneous
Partnership with my partner in Alibi Bars LLP (bar/bistro), until 28 February 2013. No remuneration received by me.
Unremunerated director of Foundation of Hearts, a consortium of supporters seeking to purchase a controlling interest in Heart of Midlothian Football Club. (Registered 6 November 2013)
Unremunerated director of Heart of Midlothian Football Club plc (Registered 10 June 2014)

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