Ian Murray, Member of Parliament for Edinburgh South
"Thank you to everyone in Edinburgh South who voted for me. I won't let you down and will stand up for all my constituents, regardless of who you voted for.
It is an honour to serve as MP for Edinburgh South and I am always happy to hear from constituents. My website is designed to help you follow my work in Westminster and in Edinburgh South. Whether you have a constituency concern, a political issue or an interest in the work that I do, you can find information here or you can find details of how to contact me whether by email, post, phone or in person.”
JUST PUBLISHED - my packed eMagazine for Autumn 2015.
Much has been written about this but it is important to lay out exactly what happened and the significance of it.
I asked the Secretary of State if he would release the detail of the negotiations on the financial deal that sits alongside the devolution of powers in the Scotland Bill.
This "fiscal framework" is being negotiated in secret so there is no way of anyone knowing if the deal is good, bad or indifferent to Scotland. This allows the Scottish Government to cry foul on something nobody has seen but them and the UK Government. We need this to be transparent in the spirit of open and honest Government.
Christian Aid's Big Shift Coal Campaign
With momentum towards a low-carbon economy growing around the world, the campaign urges the UK Government to publish a concrete plan to phase out coal power without carbon capture technology from the UK power sector by 2023.
Coal has helped power the industrial revolution and propelled Britain to become one of the richest countries in the world, but it’s time for coal to be a part of our history and not our future.
Coal is one of the most polluting fossil fuels and the Prime Minister has already promised to phase it out of our energy system. What we now need is a firm date, no later than 2023.
Now is the right time to show global leadership on this issue ahead of the Paris climate summit in December. The future is not polluting fossil fuels, it’s a modern, low carbon energy system.
Not only is this the right move for Britain, it’s also the right move for the many developing countries which are affected by climate change. Britain has a proud history of helping the world’s poor and taking a responsible approach to our atmosphere should be a part of that.
There has been a significant number of planning issues recently and here is a brief update on the major applications.
I have said for some time that the planning system needs reformed to enable it to be more responsive to the needs of local people and developers. At the moment there seems to be a bit of a free for all and that can't be beneficial for local services and communities.
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