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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Last updated: 12 Oct 2020. Learn more about our voting records and what they mean.

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Recent appearances

  • Scotland: Cost of Living 18 May 2022

    Let me first join the Secretary of State in wishing Rangers football club all the very best in Seville tonight—although I wish them no luck whatsoever for the Scottish cup final on Saturday, when they will play the famous Heart of Midlothian FC. The Cabinet was asked for ideas on how to deal with the cost of living crisis. So far, we have had “Take on more hours”, “Get a better...
  • Scotland: Cost of Living 18 May 2022

    That is simply not good enough from this Government. Inflation is at a 40-year high, but in reality, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies this morning, it is much higher for most families. There is the weekly shop, the energy bill, petrol for the car, and taxes all rising to the extent that 150,000 more Scots cannot pay their bills, and today—in 2022—too many children are going...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: United Kingdom Security Vetting: Applications 16 May 2022

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the financial impact on UK Security Vetting applicants of waiting periods for security clearance.

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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
  • Treasury
  • Department for Business
  • Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • 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

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 16 May 2022.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from YouGov, 50 Featherstone Street, London EC1V 8RT, for completing opinion surveys. All fees paid to local charities/organisations.
6 September 2021, payment of £120. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 November 2021)
11 November 2021, payment of £120. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 17 November 2021)
11 November 2021, payment of £170. Hours: 50 mins. (Registered 17 November 2021)
19 November 2021, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 26 November 2021)
9 December 2021, payment of £100. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 13 December 2021)
Payments from Luath Press Ltd, 543/2 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 2ND, for a published book:
30 October 2020, received £932.23 as royalties. Hours: approx. 100 hrs between September 2018 and October 2019. (Registered 24 November 2021)
30 October 2021, received £772.13 as royalties. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 24 November 2021)
30 October 2021, received £1,802.53 as book sales. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 24 November 2021)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: R&A Championships Ltd
Address of donor: Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Two tickets with hospitality for the Open Championship 2021, value £700

Date received: 17 June 2021

Date accepted: 17 June 2021

Donor status: company, registration SC247047

(Registered 28 July 2021)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation, internal travel and meals with a value of £7,602.67

Destination of visit: Qatar

Dates of visit: 12-17 October 2021

Purpose of visit: British-Qatari APPG visit to meet ministers and officials to discuss Qatar's humanitarian, refugee and political response to the Afghanistan crisis, preparations for the World Cup, workers' rights reform and bilateral relations.

(Registered 27 October 2021)
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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