Ian Murray was elected as Labour MP for Edinburgh South on May 6th 2010 with a majority of 316. Ian was born in 1976. Brought up in Wester Hailes, Ian when to Dumbryden primary school, then Wester Hailes Education Centre. Ian enrolled at Edinburgh University at the age of 16. He supported his studies with part-time job in a local fish & chip shop, where he then set up and ran a pizza delivery service.
Ian studied Social Policy and Law and graduated with an Honours degree at the age of 20. He went on to work at the Royal Blind Asylum and then in pensions management after graduating.
After this Ian was head hunted by an Edinburgh based internet television station (worldart.com). Ultimately, the company ran out funding but, after being made redundant, Ian progressed to set-up his own event management business, 100mph Events Ltd.
As an event manager, Ian ran the largest arts festival in Europe for 7 years. Ian’s event management experience has included organising live music concerts, broadcast over the internet, from various of Edinburgh’s large music venues. Ian also organised a student exchange programme in Nepal to fund school buildings and staff.
Ian has been involved in the hospitality trade, having renovated and operated 3 establishments during the last 6 years with his partner of 10 years, Hannah. Ian is a Trustee of the Great War Memorial Committee which built and maintains the only Edinburgh War Memorial on the Somme. Ian is a member of Amnesty International, USDAW Union and the Fabian Society.
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