Ian Murray: the last Scottish Labour MP standing
Ian Murray, in the prosperous constituency of Edinburgh South, was the only Labour MP left after the party’s disastrous defeat to the Scottish National party in May’s general election.
The SNP took 40 of Labour’s 41 Scottish seats, leaving Scotland with the lowest level of Labour representation in Westminster for more than 100 years.
“It was pretty devastating really,” says Murray, who was unsurprisingly appointed shadow Scotland secretary by the acting Labour leader, Harriet Harman, in the post-election re-shuffle. “There was no celebration, certainly, when I won the seat in Edinburgh... read more
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