Ian Murray
Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland
In office
11 May 2015 – 26 June 2016
Leader Harriet Harman (Acting)
Jeremy Corbyn
Preceded by Margaret Curran
Succeeded by Dave Anderson
Member of Parliament
for Edinburgh South
Assumed office
6 May 2010
Preceded by Nigel Griffiths
Majority 15,514 (32.4%)
Personal details
Born (1976-08-10) 10 August 1976 (age 47)
Website Official website

Ian Murray (born 10 August 1976) has represented Edinburgh South as Member of Parliament (MP) since the 2010 general election. He served as an [Edinburgh City Councillor for Liberton & Gilmerton Ward from 2003 to 2010, before his Westminster election. From 2015-17, Murray was the only Labour Party MP representing a Scottish constituency in the House of Commons. On 8 June 2017, he was re-elected with an increased majority of 15,514 votes.

2010–2015 Parliamentary term

Murray was returned for the seat of Edinburgh South at the 2010 General Election. Murray served on the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee and the Environmental Audit Select Committee. In 2011, he was appointed to the Shadow Frontbench.

2015–2017 Parliamentary term

Murray was re-elected to his Edinburgh South constituency in the 2015 General Election with an increased share of the vote and an increased majority but following the SNP landslide he became the only Labour MP returned for a Scottish seat. He was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland on 11 May 2015 by Acting Labour Leader Harriet Harman. He was re-appointed to the same role by new Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in September 2015.