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Mr Ian MURRAY (United Kingdom, SOC)

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House of Commons
GB - SW1A OAA - London
United Kingdom


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 25/06/2018 to 03/06/2020
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 01/08/2017 to 23/11/2017
  • Member: Socialist Group from 23/01/2017 to 31/07/2017

In the Assembly

  • from 25/06/2018 to 03/06/2020 Representative - United Kingdom
  • from 23/01/2017 to 23/11/2017 Substitute - United Kingdom

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 25/06/2018 to 03/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 23/01/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2017 to 25/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 26/01/2017 to 25/06/2017)
  • Alternate of Lord Donald ANDERSON (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 25/06/2018 to 28/05/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr John HOWELL (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 26/01/2017 to 25/06/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr David CRAUSBY (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Integration (from 25/01/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Liam BYRNE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 25/01/2017 to 23/11/2017)


Last speeches

02/10/2019 | 11:09:25 Thank you to Lord BALFE for this very important report. May I start my remarks by referring the Assembly to point 43 of the report where it reminds us of the Venice Convention when it says "ministerial and governmental decisions directly affecting individuals should be open to control by the ombudsperson". The reason I read that part of the report is to highlight a particular case of an issue that's happening in the United Kingdom that is requiring the intervention of the ombudsman. Whether... 22/01/2019 | 10:36:57 I am very grateful to the rapporteur for producing such a wonderful report and to Mr John HOWELL for presenting it this morning. I am a veteran of national referendums. In the last few years, I have been involved in the alternative vote referendum in the United Kingdom, the Scottish independence referendum and, indeed, the “B” word that we should not really be mentioning this week because it creates so much division in the United Kingdom: Brexit. Although I agree that referendums can enrich... 21/01/2019 | 18:29:19 This Council of Europe exists to uphold democracy, the rule of law, and human rights for everyone across these continents. In this free debate I want to mention the case of two of my constituents – 83-year-old Mozaffar Saberi and 73-year-old Rezvan Habibimarand – who are great-grandparents and have been threatened with deportation by the United Kingdom Home Office. They are Iranian nationals who have four children who are British nationals and they live in Edinburgh. They have grandchildren...