Ian Murray (British politician)

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Ian Murray
Member of Parliament
for Edinburgh South
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Nigel Griffiths
Majority 316 (0.7%)
Personal details
Born (1976-08-10) 10 August 1976 (age 38)
Edinburgh, Scotland[1]
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Hannah Catherine Woolfson[2]

Ian Murray (born 10 August 1976) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Edinburgh South since 2010.[3] He was previously an Edinburgh city councillor for the Liberton/Gilmerton ward.[4]

Life outside politics[edit]

Murray has an MA in Social Policy and Law from Edinburgh University. He has run an event management business and a bar/bistro. Murray is a fan of Australian singer/songwriter Pete Murray. He has a long-term partner Hannah.[5] He supports Edinburgh football team Hearts and currently represents a bid by a fans' group to buy the club out of administration.[6]


  1. ^ "Who's Who". Ukwhoswho.com. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  2. ^ "House of Commons - The Register of Members' Financial Interests - Part 2: Part 2". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Labour succeeds in Edinburgh South recount seat". BBC News. 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  4. ^ "By-election result - City of Edinburgh Council". City of Edinburgh Council. Archived from the original on 28 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Meet the MP: Ian Murray". BBC News. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 
  6. ^ "MP to head fan-based group's bid to buy out Heart of Midlothian". STV. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Nigel Griffiths
Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South