Ian Murray

MP, Edinburgh South

Edinburgh South Labour

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How Ian Murray voted
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  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition feesDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails

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Ian Murray hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • 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...
  • Backbench Business: Children with Autism (Education) 17 Jul 2014

    The education system in Scotland is devolved, but, as has been said, this is a problem across the country, because the condition is prevalent across the country. Does he agree that this is not just about local authorities and that there should be proper training for the teaching profession? There is also a body of work to be done on teaching schoolchildren to treat those in their classes who...
  • Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service 17 Jul 2014

    I am pleased to follow my hon. Friend the Member for Hayes and Harlington (John McDonnell). This is the fifth debate in a row in which I have answered for the Opposition on this subject, and my hon. Friend has always been the last to speak and has been curtailed in his contribution. I hope that he will not listen to his doctor, because we would certainly miss the passion and anger he brings...

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Profile

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

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 55 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 93 written questions in the last year — well above average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 78.04% 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") 176 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: GMB
(b) Address of donor:  22/24 Worple Road, London SW19 4DD
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind:  the services of a researcher for one day per week from 4 September 2012 until May 2013 to support me in my capacity as Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, value £5,000. Received via the Labour Party.  
(b) Date of receipt:  4 September 2012
(b) Date of acceptance: 4 September 2012
(b) Donor status: trade union
(b) (Registered 12 November 2012; updated 20 February 2013)
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)

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