Ian Murray

MP, Edinburgh South

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Edinburgh South Labour

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Last updated: 5 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Scallop Fishing: Bay of Seine: Business of the House 13 Sep 2018

    Every single day, another voice is added to those of the many thousands of organisations, businesses and people in this country who are criticising the Government for taking the economy off a cliff with a possible no-deal Brexit. May we have a statement from the appropriate Minister on how many critical voices are required before the Government change their policy?
  • Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment 13 Sep 2018

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Scotland over the age of 65 have been (a) successfully reassessed and (b) unsuccessfully reassessed after being invited to move from disability living allowance to personal independence payment; and how many of those people were referred to the assessment provider as part of that reassessment process.
  • Yemen: Legislating for the Withdrawal Agreement 10 Sep 2018

    In the trade section of her speech, the Minister talked as though the UK were completely excluded from world trade today, but in fact we are right at the heart of it through 65 bilateral trade deals between the EU and the rest of the world. Can the Minister tell us how many of those the UK will be involved in when we have left the European Union?

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Labour MP for Edinburgh South

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General 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
  • HM Treasury
  • Home Office
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Employment Tribunals Service
  • Royal Mail
  • Social Security Benefits: Scotland
  • Asylum: Housing
  • Universal Credit: Scotland

Currently held offices

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 11 Sep 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Ian Murray’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 55 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 78.24% 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 — 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") 418 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing surveys.
27 February 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 45 mins. Fee paid direct to a community organisation. (Registered 03 October 2017)
29 September 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 45 mins. Fee paid direct to Edinburgh South Labour Party. (Registered 03 October 2017)
8 August 2017, payment of £200. Hours: 45 mins. Fee paid direct to Edinburgh South Labour Party. (Registered 10 November 2017)
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 National Television Awards, estimated value £1,075 (ticket £949 and hospitality £127)

Date received: 23 January 2018

Date accepted: 23 January 2018

Donor status: company, registration 4967001

(Registered 05 March 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Government of the Republic of China - Taiwan
Address of donor: Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, Belgravia, London SW1W 0EB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Return flights London-Taipei £3,355; accommodation £1,230.77; domestic travel in Taiwan £183.76; food and drink £512.82; total £5,282.35

Destination of visit: Republic of China (Taiwan)

Dates of visit: 29 July – 5 August 2017

Purpose of visit: All Party Parliamentary Taiwan Group delegation to discuss political, trade and cultural links between the United Kingdom and Taiwan.

(Registered 06 September 2017)
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)
From May 2017, half share in a flat in London: (i) and, until December 2017, (ii). (Registered 20 June 2017; updated 19 July 2018)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
100MPH Events Ltd (event management).
From 2 March 2018, Scottish Labour for the Single Market (50% share). (Registered 06 March 2018)
8. Miscellaneous
On 24 February 2018, at the invitation of RBS Group Ltd, I attended the RBS 6 Nations rugby match, Scotland v England. Total value £136. (Registered 06 March 2018)
On 4 March 2018, at the invitation of Charlotte Street Partners, I attended the Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian Scottish Cup Match. Total value £200. (Registered 06 March 2018)
From 2 March 2018, Director (unremunerated) of Scottish Labour for the Single Market. (Registered 06 March 2018)
From 23 May 2018, Joint Director (unremunerated) of the Labour Campaign for the Single Market Ltd. (Registered 18 July 2018)

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