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Labour MP for Edinburgh South
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Ian Murray voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly against greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Has never voted on Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Has never voted on more EU integration. votes
- Voted against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted very strongly against university tuition fees. votes
- Voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Has never voted on a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on replacing Trident. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Business, Innovation and Skills, Treasury, Justice, Scotland, Culture Media and Sport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Employment Tribunals Service, Newspaper Licensing Agency, Land Registry, Minimum Wage, Post Offices
(based on written questions asked by Ian Murray and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill Committee (17 out of 17)
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Wreck Removal Convention Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Finance (No. 3) Bill Committee (13 out of 14)
- Daylight Saving Bill Committee (1 out of 1)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Royal Mail (13 Jun 2013)
“I am sure the whole House will wish to join me in congratulating all Royal Mail staff for producing a doubling of profits this year, and we send our best wishes to the Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the hon. Member for East Dunbartonshire (Jo Swinson), for a speedy recovery. The Minister of State, the right hon. Member for Sevenoaks, who I am surprised is not...”
- Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment Tribunals Service (11 Jun 2013)
“To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2013, Official Report, column 85W, on unfair dismissal, if he has conducted an evaluation of the effect of the decision to allow employment tribunal judges to sit alone.”
- East Coast Main Line — [Dr William McCrea in the Chair] (5 Jun 2013)
“I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Middlesbrough on a wonderful speech earlier. My hon. Friend the Member for York Central (Hugh Bayley) is getting to the crux of the matter. I travel on the east coast line—400 miles, for four hours 20 minutes—about twice a week. Does my hon. Friend agree that if a private operator returned that amount of money to the Government, they...”
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- Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 53 written questions in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 78.97% 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") 93 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 2013. More about the Register