Ian Murray

Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Labour MP for Edinburgh South

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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.

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Ian Murray has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Scotland: The Union 28 Apr 2021

    Mr Speaker, I hope you will allow me to pay tribute to everyone who is commemorating on International Workers’ Memorial Day today, and also to wish the Secretary of State a very happy Ed Balls Day, which is also today. On “The Andrew Marr Show” on Sunday, the First Minister admitted that there has been no analysis done on the impact of separation on incomes—that is wages, livelihoods...
  • Scotland: The Union 28 Apr 2021

    Anas Sarwar has said throughout this campaign that we need to unite the country to deal with this global pandemic. Talking of honesty, integrity and truth, will the Secretary of State take this opportunity to apologise on behalf of the Prime Minister for his “let the bodies pile high” comment, when so many have lost loved ones due to covid? There have been more than 800 deaths in my city...
  • Written Answers — Department for International Trade: India: Cairn Energy 27 Apr 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make representations to the Prime Minister of India on the international arbitration tribunal decision in favour of Cairn Energy plc in its dispute with the Indian Government during their scheduled discussions in April 2021.

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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
  • Home Office
  • HM Treasury
  • Treasury
  • Employment Tribunals Service
  • Royal Mail
  • Social Security Benefits: Scotland
  • Asylum: Housing
  • Universal Credit: Scotland

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland (since 6 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 11 May 2020)
  • 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 (12 Jul 2010 to 24 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 24 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (12 Jul 2010 to 24 Oct 2011)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1V 8RT, for completing opinion surveys:
21 April 2020, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 September 2020)
9 July 2020, payment of £70. Hours: 20 mins. (Registered 14 September 2020)
31 July 2020, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 September 2020)
31 July 2020, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 14 September 2020)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
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).

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