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Labour MP for Edinburgh South. Standing to be Deputy Leader of @UKLabour.

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Joined Twitter 9/28/09


We've opened an additional wave of funding for short-term research and innovation projects to address the current… https://t.co/OaBm04na6d
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3/31
2020
Sometimes the green screen goes inverted https://t.co/0ukEH1uxysQuiz teams across the globe. Thanks for playing https://t.co/idyWP1CHgNBig, big prizes. Money can’t buy.... https://t.co/DNmEkhk2hT“Why should we visit Chesterfield, Toby?” asks @IanMurrayMP. “Well, you absolutely shouldn’t right now” says spec… https://t.co/unS4F9g0j4
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPThanks for joining Wes https://t.co/soDNgPqwXPYou can volunteer @RedCrossScot to help #coronavirus response at https://t.co/0LZUqtD9Tk Signing up is a fantastic… https://t.co/x7EGYMyK0X
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPCONFIRMED self-employed limited company directors CAN be furloughed as employees on their PAYE element, even if the… https://t.co/TU7XndaSvr
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPI have emailed @DominicRaab and @BWallaceMP asking them to consider using all available means to repatriate UK citi… https://t.co/eMtC1GlIjk
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPStill time to register for tonight’s virtual pub quiz. Big prizes (maybe), star guests and a bit if fun. 👇 https://t.co/IOfmzo9wLsMore support registration addresses here for volunteers 👇 https://t.co/yM5Oi6iwUmIf you want to help others in Scotland during the #coronavirus outbreak, there are several options. 1/ To volunt… https://t.co/y38J35RXy4
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPPaging @easyJet & @British_Airways. Hundreds of constituents are getting in touch about this. It also appears EasyJ… https://t.co/YKYDJfYsSV
3/30
2020
@debo_murphy Of course. You need to setup the team at your side though in a separate WhatsApp or zoom or FaceTime etcWeek 1 ✅ - 2500 packed lunches delivered to families, vulnerable adults elderly & homeless - 180 take & make pac… https://t.co/NJ8s5H2T3N
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP
3/29
2020
@mattforde @NFFC That’s not John Robertson. The mighty John Robertson is here: https://t.co/YT3YQ2NVwC
3/28
2020
One of the highlights of my week was the virtual pub quiz I did with hundreds of you on Monday night. It was such a… https://t.co/aIotIojDjnI was bored. https://t.co/bVoC0hyNzC
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPbut that not my experience or that of the people who are stranded, running out of money and, frankly, scared. No mo… https://t.co/a6x3Dx8koZAt this time of national crisis it shouldn’t need MPs to tweet the government to get action on behalf of constituen… https://t.co/2bvRxMZ3HR
3/27
2020
Welcome announcement from the chancellor for the self employed etc. Good thread here 👇 https://t.co/WoGJ6wZHVYDeferred VAT payments keeps money in the pockets of businesses so that they can pay their people and suppliers. T… https://t.co/L6oXQwtal4
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPHi @DirectLine, many constituents have called today to check their insurance is still valid if they take advantage… https://t.co/aW5cc3CMZnCommunities are coming together to help each other. My piece for today's @edinburghpaper https://t.co/pR6SDRcdBAThis is a time for everyone to pull together but this is devolved. Can @Dr_PhilippaW answer a question for me that… https://t.co/5rxV70AHiwWash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and water. Or use hand sanitiser.
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPConfirmation now from the prime minister that tomorrow the chancellor will make the announcement for the self-employed.
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3/26
2020
Even isolationist nations must now understand the need for co-ordinated action to halt coronavirus and slow or reve… https://t.co/1157oyxRbi
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPNEW @Remain_Reform podcast. Join host @mdbuckley with guests @IanMurrayMP and former Scottish Labour MP Gemma Doyle… https://t.co/18bvkJjSKe
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP @AndyCar70 @BorisJohnson @ASLIuk I’ve written to PM on this already thanks to @grahamhturner @BornInHell82 @holland_barrett Can you email me please with all your details Ian.murray.mp@parliament.uk thanksThe package for the self-employed is coming on THURS. Chancellor will announce it at the daily briefing
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP
3/25
2020
@clairelgranger @foreignoffice @UKinNZ Can you email please Ian.murray.mp@parliament.uk I can’t deal with this via twitter. Thanks.My latest Coronavirus update to constituents contains important information for businesses and individuals, as well… https://t.co/AMuYv9JuXdURGENT: Please watch Parliament from 12:30. There are urgent questions on support for the self employed and freelan… https://t.co/5VEir3wtKxDear @DominicRaab and @foreignoffice. You have given the instruction for UK residents to return home but there are… https://t.co/gtVrxmzvOoAnd inundated from constituents who are being told to go to work despite their employers being on the list to close… https://t.co/ZLLnVTM5Gd
3/24
2020
Please, please heed the advice and stay safe. https://t.co/vIYgPpu9A5We’re going ahead with the pub quiz on Zoom at 8 tonight, but we’ll now be breaking for the PM’s speech at 8.30 and… https://t.co/i6E2aMLOMISelf-employed help update: 1. I've confirmation govt is on this right now. It aims to make further help announcem… https://t.co/atVEb0i2xY
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPWe have over 4.9 million self-employed in the UK, contributing over £275bn to our economy. They need our support no… https://t.co/6iwADqxS1P
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP"It's time for the government to do whatever it takes for the self-employed" - my blog for @HuffPostUK on what… https://t.co/0911ZW4diZ
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP
3/23
2020
Before I became an MP, I used to run pub quizzes. Tomorrow at 8pm, I'll be hosting in my new venue - online. Woul… https://t.co/UKA8VUoqIFWe all need to take part in social distancing – and household isolation where necessary – to help slow the spread o… https://t.co/RvipLNVJtK
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP @EwanAitken @ProjectTrustUK @DJohnsonMSP @BenMacpherson @NicolaSturgeon @TommySheppard Ewan, can you get someone fr… https://t.co/6SCOYoK3hx
3/22
2020
This looks hopeful. https://t.co/fIef1ZVN3yWe’re working round the clock to make flights available next week for Brits who wish to leave #Peru but can’t curre… https://t.co/qMtq5POwq4
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP @MagicaTransla Can you email me please Ian.murray.mp@parliament.ukAll government support should be conditional on taking a stake in the business, no dividend payouts and none of the… https://t.co/CHjDonraGbMUST WATCH : Flattening the curve ? What does it mean ? Here is a brilliant explanation of why social distancing me… https://t.co/8c9BCtCQGL
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPDear @RishiSunak, thank you for giving business owners & employees a better sleep last night. Now could you turn yo… https://t.co/e1SwlRxwiDHere is the full HMRC details so far on eligibility (all businesses) and other measures... https://t.co/W51iao5IsQ
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP @IanMurrayMP @BritishInsurers Hi Ian here’s an update with more information on home and motor insurance including e… https://t.co/wL8hGSwT0h
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP
3/21
2020
If the chancellor could protect the incomes of self employed and freelancers in the same way it would certainly hel… https://t.co/u977MMfbj8This is a massive and very necessary government intervention to help@with household incomes. Now struggling busines… https://t.co/X6zVuoG92sBelow is the form for Key Workers in Edinburgh who need childcare due to schools being closed.… https://t.co/oinfVoyZMG
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPWe are dealing with this Mandy via my office and I. We’ve been on it all afternoon. I’d rather get them home safe… https://t.co/LPjpSFCj4IThe policy of the UK and Scottish governments doesn’t make sense. They are pleading for people to heed the (correct… https://t.co/liaI2weQowVery good source of information from the @fsb_policy https://t.co/mDYDZCnLLxFor folk who have found themselves unemployed, there are some folk who are hiring. The NHS needs additional staffi… https://t.co/7rwxxX1ijl
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP
3/20
2020
Today I'm calling for a national Income Guarantee Scheme to combat coronavirus. 🔺 Job protection linked to Governm… https://t.co/fJ1Mcblld4
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPLeading Labour; It's time to back a winner @Cat_Headley tells us why she believes @IanMurrayMP is the right person… https://t.co/lrxxJxLrZE
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPWe can’t now as it’s set but we will have another with parent councils next week if that works for you. https://t.co/ACFIDXyXOVThank a lot. Information for businesses claiming on insurance 👇 https://t.co/CKPcW5BItwMany local businesses getting in touch to say that despite them having infectious disease cover & businesses interr… https://t.co/pB9csHtDY3This is very important 👇 https://t.co/4U8PdjZDcJSome sectors are going to require unprecedented government intervention to survive. We must help businesses to prot… https://t.co/tyj9yZhAya
3/19
2020
The whole of Britain should be saying this morning: what about the workers? Do not fire your workers. Let’s find… https://t.co/74t6J7JjQR
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPFancy a chat? Maybe you just want to hear a friendly voice? Many thousands of older people in Scotland feel lonely… https://t.co/NEF5rtW6Ka
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPWe are launching a groundbreaking new minor injuries service, Call MIA, where you are assessed in your own home by… https://t.co/5XZx1EoxpS
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP
3/18
2020
£330bn acknowledges the scale of the problem but any loan support must be at 0% with long repayment terms. The chan… https://t.co/ShEH5HXkZXMy first Coronavirus update to constituents has been sent around Edinburgh South today. The advice is changing re… https://t.co/uxXjZn5gOPA welcome move. Now for the government to step in with more help too. https://t.co/JSbCKhNJRvPlease donate if you can. We will get through this together. https://t.co/hh7t8qWIDNThe Scotsman has launched a new FB group, so if you know of a vulnerable person who is in need of help, a local com… https://t.co/7cAGEXj2HH
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPFlights are being cancelled and airports are shutting down. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office must act quickly to… https://t.co/TIhGeNAYNmI’ve written to the BEIS secretary to ask him to work with the PM, Chancellor, FM and Finance Secretary to help the… https://t.co/2Dej0C7ACbThat’s not to mention the catastrophic impact on freelancers and those on short term contracts, zero and short hour… https://t.co/kuOAN45Zof- long term interest free, govt backed loans scheme that’s easily accessible. The package of measures so far is ob… https://t.co/XYYmkM3aBM- give NI holidays - delay VAT payments with payment plans thereafter - stop all business rates - delay utility bi… https://t.co/LvxZlOglSjIf govt says we’ve to avoid all restaurants, bars, theatres, etc then those businesses need to be supported so the… https://t.co/Mh9opQ2XcYI raised this in Parliament yesterday. I’m writing to PM, Chancellor and BEIS secretary today and I’m in touch with… https://t.co/yJQ8CT7eC1So we have been told by @BorisJohnson to not go out and avoid social contact, so what are you going to do to help… https://t.co/PqspPShOrl
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3/17
2020
I raised this earlier. Telling people not to go to restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas etc will merely put them to th… https://t.co/N6i4QAoeTqI thought Hancocks response on testing was honest and fair. I paraphrase: "We would like to test everyone but we do… https://t.co/hqTJreT9eq
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPThe government needs to formally order the closure of pubs, clubs, cinemas, and restaurants otherwise they can’t cl… https://t.co/SVxNDPtxtaIn difficult times, we and others are here to help. ☎️ @age_uk | 0800 678 1602 ☎️ @asthmauk | 0300 222 5800 ☎️… https://t.co/Rwvo660Suc
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP @grahamhturner Graham, can you email me please and I’ll pass it on. It should happen as normal. Not sure why it’s not. ThanksIf you know an older person who is concerned about leaving the house because of #COVID2019uk, make sure you: ☎️ St… https://t.co/oNTUxXsxUu
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPDisgraceful scenes made by those who do not recognise the hard efforts of those who have made the Burdiehouse Burn… https://t.co/1QSSpvrDJA
Retweeted by Ian Murray MP
3/16
2020
@katrinamurray71 @dhothersall @DJohnsonMSP Now look what you’ve started. @sarah_chisnallI’d be delighted to be quarantined with you. I’m just thankful it’s not @dhothersall. Poor @DJohnsonMSP https://t.co/0QIAdr3rpOPlease shop sensibly and don’t stockpile as you may be taking essential supplies from people who really need them.… https://t.co/TPJLadCEBq
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3/15
2020
NHS24 are getting a large vol of calls about #coronavirus - advice remains to stay at home and isolate if have feve… https://t.co/hNNJ59epWX
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3/14
2020
If you have a high temperature or a new and continuous cough, even if those symptoms are mild, you should stay at h… https://t.co/WofBizbUnu
Retweeted by Ian Murray MPGordon is absolutely correct. There needs to be a global response to this public health crisis. https://t.co/5ekyyB3bALAnas has been at the forefront of fighting racism in society and in our Party. Delighted to have his support for my… https://t.co/zdgK1ZoC3bThanks for all your help. You’ve obviously lost none of the skills and talent to organise. I really appreciate it. https://t.co/tnyPCwRTA5Due to the continuing spread of Coronarvirus my constituency office is now closed to the public. The office remain… https://t.co/pfBKizrH9t
3/13
2020

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