Ian Murray

Former MP, Edinburgh South

Edinburgh South Labour

A selection of Ian Murray's votes

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  • Voted strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Details
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Details

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Ian Murray hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth 26 Mar 2015

    Here comes a tenuous link. The strength of the EU and the euro is critical not just for the economic success of the UK, but for regional growth. However, major concerns are rightly being raised about the effect that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations will have on our national health service and public services. Will the Minister and his business team use this very...
  • Petitions: Housing development on Midmar Paddock, Edinburgh 25 Mar 2015

    I wish to present a petition on behalf of my constituents to prevent housing development on Midmar Paddock in Edinburgh. The petitioners declare that Midmar Paddock in Edinburgh is used by hundreds of people every week for open-air exercise with children, families and dogs, as a green lung in the city; further that it is green-belt land, a special landscape area, designated open space and a...
  • Petitions: Development on Greenbelt Land in Edinburgh 25 Mar 2015

    I wish to present a petition on development on green-belt land in Edinburgh. The petition states: The Petition of residents of the UK, Declares that the Local Development Plan 2015–2020 has proposed a number of sites on the south side of Edinburgh for development; further that local residents want the sites at Broomhills, Old Station Road, Burdiehouse, The Drum, Ellen’s Glen and...

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Former Labour MP for Edinburgh South

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

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

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (7 Oct 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 41 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 35 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 76.76% 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.
  • 72 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 209 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Pricewaterhouse Coopers
(b) Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place, London WC1N 6RM
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a research assistant, received via the Labour Party, to support me in my role at the Independent Export Commission from 10 November 2014 to 1 May 2015. The total value of the secondment is £45,000
(b) Date of receipt: 10 November 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 10 November2014
(b) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(b) (Registered 10 December 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
Unremunerated director of Foundation of Hearts, a consortium of supporters purchasing a controlling interest in Heart of Midlothian Football Club. (Registered 6 November 2013; updated 7 January 2015)
Unremunerated director of Heart of Midlothian Football Club plc (Registered 10 June 2014)

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