How Ian Murray voted
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Voted very strongly for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
Voted very strongly against reducing central government funding of local government Source
Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Ian Murray hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament
What steps he is taking to encourage firms in Scotland to pay the living wage.
Pay is one of the most important tools in helping to fight poverty, but it also makes perfect business sense. The Government appear to have absolutely no plans to encourage employers to pay the living wage. The Minister will also be aware that the Scottish National party Government have just refused to put the living wage into Government contracts. Should not the Government be supporting...
A recent report by the respected charity, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, found that the Government’s unfair tax and benefit changes had resulted in the poorest half of households losing out, while the top 1% had seen their incomes rocket. That makes me feel extremely angry. What does it make the Prime Minister feel?
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Labour MP for Edinburgh South
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- 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)
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Nov 2014.
8. Land and Property
Half share in a house in Edinburgh, from which rental income is derived. (Registered 29 June 2011)
(a) 100MPH Events Ltd (event management).
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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