Ian Murray

MP, Edinburgh South

Edinburgh South Labour

Does Ian Murray respond to constituents’ emails?

According to our 2015 survey, Ian Murray responded to a very high proportion of messages sent by constituents on WriteToThem.com. See the results in context

Ian Murray’s voting in Parliament

Ian Murray is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Ian Murray’s votes.

  • Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system
  • Consistently voted against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Show votes
  • Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted against encouraging occupational pensions Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Murray’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Murray’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ian Murray has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Profile

Labour MP for Edinburgh South

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • HM Treasury
  • Justice
  • Treasury
  • Employment Tribunals Service
  • Royal Mail
  • Land Registry
  • Minimum Wage
  • Post Offices

Currently held offices

  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 4 Nov 2015)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (since 8 May 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (7 Oct 2011 to 8 May 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)

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Ian Murray’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 120 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 66.90% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below 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.
  • 104 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Murray’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 288 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA.
7 July 2015, £75 for participation in survey during May 2015. Payment donated to local school. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 January 2016)
7 July 2015, £75 for participation in a second survey during May 2015. Payment donated to local school. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 January 2016)
23 October 2015, £75 for participation in survey during September 2015. Payment donated to local school. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 January 2016)
18 December 2015, £75 for participation in survey during October 2015. Payment donated to local school. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 January 2016)
Payments from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT for participation in opinion surveys. (All fees paid to local organisation.)
26 June 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
23 July 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
31 July 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
1 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
19 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
27 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
9 December 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
5 February 2016, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey in December 2015. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to Edinburgh South Labour Party. (Registered 05 February 2016)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: USDAW
Address of donor: Usdaw Central Office, 188 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M14 6LJ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 June 2015)
Name of donor: Community
Address of donor: Head Office, 465c Caledonian Road, Lower Holloway, London, N7 9GX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 June 2015)
Name of donor: Unite
Address of donor: Unite House, 128 Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London, WC1X 8TN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Printing and mailing costs valued at £1,863.25

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 08 June 2015)
Name of donor: Glen Bramley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 June 2015)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Half share in a house in Edinburgh: (i) and (ii). (Registered 29 June 2011)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
100MPH Events Ltd (event management).
8. 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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