Ian Murray

MP, Edinburgh South

Edinburgh South Labour

Ian Murray campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Ian Murray’s voting in Parliament

Ian Murray is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

This is a selection of Ian Murray’s votes.

  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Generally voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
  • Generally voted against increasing the rate of VAT Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted against university tuition fees Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Ian Murray’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Ian Murray’s full vote analysis page for more.

Ian Murray has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • BBC 15 Sep 2016

    I thank the Secretary of State for what she said about the importance of the BBC; any organisation that can turn Ed Balls into Fred Astaire is truly remarkable. Will she emphasise that this charter renewal does not undermine the flexibility of BBC Scotland’s news programming, and underline how important it is for audiences, not politicians, to choose programming?
  • Tax Credits: Concentrix 14 Sep 2016

    A significant number of my constituents have been left financially disadvantaged as a result of the antics and processes at Concentrix. Can the Minister assure the House that, while the priority is to resolve those cases urgently, she will look seriously into fining the company and using those resources to compensate my constituents for the financial distress they have suffered?
  • Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Allowances: Landlords 12 Sep 2016

    To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent changes to mortgage interest relief on the private-rented sector in relation to (a) average rents, (b) availability of private sector accommodation, (c) housing benefit levels and (d) quality of rental properties.

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Profile

Labour MP for Edinburgh South

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

Expenses

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • HM Treasury
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Justice
  • Home Office
  • Employment Tribunals Service
  • Royal Mail
  • Land Registry
  • Minimum Wage
  • Post Offices

Currently held offices

  • Member, Scottish Affairs Committee (since 5 Sep 2016)
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission (since 4 Nov 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Ian Murray’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 95 written questions in the last year — well 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 67.56% 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.
  • 104 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Ian Murray’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 297 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received from ComRes, 4 Millbank, London, SW1P 3JA.
7 July 2015, £75 for participation in survey during May 2015. Payment donated to local school. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 January 2016)
7 July 2015, £75 for participation in a second survey during May 2015. Payment donated to local school. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 January 2016)
23 October 2015, £75 for participation in survey during September 2015. Payment donated to local school. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 January 2016)
18 December 2015, £75 for participation in survey during October 2015. Payment donated to local school. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 28 January 2016)
Payments from Populus, Northburgh House, 10 Northburgh Street, London EC1V 0AT for participation in opinion surveys. (All fees paid to local organisation.)
26 June 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
23 July 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
31 July 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
1 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
19 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
27 October 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
9 December 2015, received £50. Hours: 15 mins. (Registered 18 December 2015)
5 February 2016, payment of £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for completing a survey in December 2015. Hours: 1 hr. Fee paid direct to Edinburgh South Labour Party. (Registered 05 February 2016)
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)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
100MPH Events Ltd (event management).
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated director of Foundation of Hearts, a consortium of supporters purchasing a controlling interest in Heart of Midlothian Football Club. (Registered 6 November 2013; updated 7 January 2015)
Unremunerated director of Heart of Midlothian Football Club plc. (Registered 10 June 2014)

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

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