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Murray demands independent Covid inquiry

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Shadow Scottish Secretary, Ian Murray MP, has challenged the UK Government to support a judge-led inquiry into the handling of Covid-19 in Scotland.At Scottish Questions in the House of Commons, Murray said grieving families...

Labour politicians demand clarity over flu vaccination in Edinburgh

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Daniel Johnson MSP, and Ian Murray MP, have written to the First Minister regarding problems in Edinburgh over access to the seasonal flu jab.They explain that a number of distressed constituents have been in...

Murray gets onto the ballot paper

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Edinburgh South MP, Ian Murray, has secured a place on the Labour deputy leadership ballot paper after support from grassroots members across the UK.Mr Murray said ordinary members up and down the country have...

Ian Murray standing for Labour Deputy Leader

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Ian Murray MP for Edinburgh South has confirmed the worst kept secret in town this morning. He is standing for election as deputy leader of the Labour Party.He says Labour must change and...

#GE2019 Ian Murray returns to Edinburgh South with a stern message

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Ian Murray had a very strong message to Jeremy Corbyn, the Prime Minister and the people who voted for him.Murray won a majority of 11,095 which was down a few thousand on his...
This Is Our Story, a new book by Ian Murray MP

New book tells the story of how Hearts fans saved their club

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Former Foundation of Hearts chairman Ian Murray MP has suggested that full or partial fan ownership could be a new model for Scottish football.By June 2020, the supporters of Heart of Midlothian FC will become the majority shareholder...

Ian Murray raises Westminster matter at Council of Europe

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JOHNSON’S THREAT TO IGNORE BREXIT EXTENSION LAW RAISED IN EUROPEBoris Johnson’s threat to ignore British law which requires him to request a Brexit extension has been raised at a summit of top European politicians.Scottish...

Brexit case to be heard at Court of Session on Tuesday

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The Court of Session in Edinburgh will tomorrow hear that Boris Johnson’s actions to shut down parliament are ‘unconstitutional and unlawful’.The Cherry case to prevent the PM’s attempt to shut down Parliament will...

Brexit case ruling – case will be heard on Tuesday

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At the Court of Session, Lord Doherty rejected an interim interdict on Friday against Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament, but a full court hearing will be held next Tuesday given the public interest.The legal...

Brexit court action given permission to proceed at Court of Session

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A legal petition to stop the Prime Minister forcing through a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament has been granted permission to proceed.Given the urgency of the situation, an initial hearing to determine further procedure...

Edinburgh politicians take a look at ultrafast broadband

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Openreach has demonstrated the next generation of broadband technology to two Edinburgh Labour politicians, Ian Murray MP and Daniel Johnson MSP.  On a fact-finding field trip with engineers, the duo visited Liberton to see the...

Gallery celebrates first year in business – with a party today!

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Gallery owner Linsay Given Black set up her own space called The Art & Craft Collective Gallery on Causewayside a year ago, and today she has invited local MP Ian Murray to come along...

Local MP helps out at vandalised Hermitage Garden

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Last week, the Hermitage Garden, a horticulture project for autistic young people and adults, based at the Hermitage Golf Course, Braid Hills Drive and run by Autism Initiatives, was vandalised for a second time...

Murray Leaves Foundation of Hearts

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The Chairman of the Hearts supporters group Foundation of Hearts, Ian Murray MP, has announced he is to relinquish his role at the end of June. He will also be standing down as a...

MP’s Christmas card designed by local children

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This weekend Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, celebrated the success of his annual Primary School Christmas card design competition at an awards ceremony in Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll. More than 2,000 children entered from fourteen...

MP checks in to check out local hotel

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Ian Murray MP visits Cameron Toll TravelodgeMP for Edinburgh South Ian Murray today visited Cameron Toll Travelodge in his constituency to learn more about the work of the hotel and to help promote the...

Hearts fighting for a sense of purpose

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I harbour a strong suspicion I won’t be alone in wanting to see the back of season 2013/14. As Gary Locke said on the eve of the recent game with Partick Thistle, a game...

Liberton High School Update

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An S1 pupil has died after an internal wall inside the changing rooms of the gym hall at Liberton High School collapsed and landed on top of her.The incident happened just before 10am this...

From Ian Murray MP – back our small businesses

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 by Ian Murray MP for Edinburgh SouthTHIS SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, WE SHOULD ALL BACK OUR CITY’S SMALL BUSINESSES Small independent businesses in Edinburgh make an enormous contribution to our community and are one of the...

Edinburgh MP is reselected

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Edinburgh South MP has been reselected to run again for Westminster.Ian Murray MP was reselected to fight for Edinburgh South last night, Thursday 19th September as Labour’s candidate for the Edinburgh South constituency. In a unanimous...

Foundation of Hearts Submit Bid to Administrators

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The Foundation of Hearts fans' group yesterday formally submitted a takeover bid to the club's administrator BDO.Independent Chair Ian Murray said: "The bid is strong, credible and low risk. It provides a real opportunity...

Edinburgh musician rocks the house!

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Edinburgh South MP Ian Murray joined local Liberton resident, Daniel Scott, in celebrating his success in Parliament’s biggest competition, Rock the House 2013.  Rock the House was set up to raise awareness of intellectual...

Ian Murray MP backs cancer care quality checklist

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Ian Murray MP pledges to back Prostate Cancer UK’s Quality Checklist The MP for Edinburgh South has pledged to support the swift implementation of a Prostate Cancer UK initiative in South Edinburgh to help men...

Edinburgh MPs win Parliamentary pancake race

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Ian Murray, Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South and Mike Crockart, MP for Edinburgh West , had pancake flipping fun this week as the MPs team were crowned winners of the annual Rehab Parliamentary...

Edinburgh MP takes on HMV administrators

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Ian Murray is the Shadow Business Secretary and he recently had cause to write to the administrators of failed High Street music store, HMV.This is the letter he wrote:- Dear Mr Edward, Mr Khan and...

Edinburgh MP encourages internet safety

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Ian Murray MP urges local primary schools to “Make IT Happy, Make IT Safe”  Members of Parliament and e-skills UK have launched the seventh year of the Make IT Happy competition, a UK-wide technology challenge...

Local MP supports World Aids Day

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Local Edinburgh MP Ian Murray joined UK international and student activists from the Stop AIDS Campaign, at an event to mark World AIDS Day today. Ian spoke with activists about how far we have come in...

Opinion – Ian Murray MP on Salmond, the SNP and the EU

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The last couple of days have demonstrated something fundamental with the question of separation – the SNP can’t answer the fundamental questions about Scotland’s future. Ripping up the most successful social and political union in...

Westminster – Edinburgh Labour MPs accused of inaction on tax

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SNP SAY EDINBURGH MPS’ CREDIBILITY IN QUESTION AFTER TAX CUT NO-SHOWLabour’s credibility is severely in question after the party MPs abstained in a vote, forced by the SNP and Plaid Cymru, opposing Tory plans...

Edinburgh MP switching the lights off at Westminster

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Edinburgh MP switches off for WWF’s Earth Hour to show support for Rio environment summit The Rio carnival comes to the Houses of Parliament as part of WWF’s Earth Hour 2012 Accompanied by WWF’s mascot, Ian...

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