Ian Murray

Former Labour MP for Edinburgh South

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Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Home Office: British Nationals Abroad: Syria 5 Nov 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of local authority capacity to support British children returning from North east Syria.
  • Written Answers — Home Office: Proof of Identity: Scotland 5 Nov 2019

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people in Scotland who do not have a (a) passport and (b) driving licence.
  • Child Poverty in Scotland — [Sir David Crausby in the Chair] 30 Oct 2019

    My hon. Friend mentioned the key fact from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation: much of the debate tends to focus on people being out of work, when in fact most children living in poverty in Scotland are from families and households who are in work. The previous Labour Government took 120,000 children in Scotland out of poverty through measures such as tax credits and the national minimum wage....

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Former Labour MP for Edinburgh South

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Topics of interest

Ian Murray campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Home Office
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Employment Tribunals Service
  • Royal Mail
  • Social Security Benefits: Scotland
  • Asylum: Housing
  • Land Registry

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (31 Oct 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (5 Sep 2016 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (4 Nov 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (8 May 2015 to 26 Jun 2016)
  • 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

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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 90 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Murray’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 79 written questions in the last year — 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 80.78% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 92 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 471 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Populus, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT, for completing surveys:
25 January 2019, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. Fee paid direct to a community organisation. (Registered 12 August 2019)
26 February 2019, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. Fee paid direct to a community organisation. (Registered 12 August 2019)
14 March 2019, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. Fee paid direct to a community organisation. (Registered 12 August 2019)
1 April 2019, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
17 April 2019, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 12 August 2019)
16 May 2019, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. (Registered 12 August 2019)
24 July 2019, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 12 August 2019)
5 August 2019, payment of £50. Hours: approx. 30 mins. Fee paid direct to charity. (Registered 12 August 2019)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: ITV plc
Address of donor: The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London SE1 9LT

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Attendance at the X Factor Final, estimated value £450 (two tickets at £225 each)

Date received: 2 December 2018

Date accepted: 2 December 2018

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 19 December 2018)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until 1 September 2019, half share in a house in Edinburgh: (i) and (ii). (Registered 29 June 2011; updated 18 October 2019)
From May 2017 until 1 September 2019, half share in a flat in London: (i). (Registered 20 June 2017; updated 19 July 2018 and 18 October 2019)
From 1 September 2019, a flat in Edinburgh: (i). (Registered 18 October 2019)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
100MPH Events Ltd (event management).
From 2 March 2018 until 1 October 2019, Scottish Labour for the Single Market (50% share). (Registered 06 March 2018; updated 18 October 2019)
8. Miscellaneous
From 2 March 2018 until 1 October 2019, Director (unremunerated) of Scottish Labour for the Single Market. (Registered 06 March 2018; updated 18 October 2019)
From 23 May 2018 until 1 October 2019, Joint Director (unremunerated) of the Labour Campaign for the Single Market Ltd. (Registered 18 July 2018; updated 18 October 2019)

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