Malcolm Rifkind

MP, Kensington

Kensington Conservative

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How Malcolm Rifkind voted
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  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Source
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Malcolm Rifkind hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Terrorist Attacks (Paris) 14 Jan 2015

    Various press reports have stated that the director general of MI5 called in his speech of 8 January for wide new powers of surveillance for the agencies. Will the Home Secretary confirm that that is not correct? In the speech, which my right hon. Friend and I attended in person, the director general expressed his main concern: “Changes in the technology that people are using to...
  • Overseas Voters (15 Year Rule): Foreign Affairs Committee (Hong Kong Visit) 2 Dec 2014

    I pay tribute to my right hon. Friend the Member for Croydon South (Sir Richard Ottaway), the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. Central to the concern that the House is expressing is the question of whether the United Kingdom can reasonably be accused of interfering in the internal affairs of China. I was privileged to serve as Foreign Secretary for the final two years of British...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU: UK Membership 2 Dec 2014

    I caution my right hon. Friend that it is rarely wise to reveal too much detail of one’s negotiating objectives more than six months before the negotiations can possibly begin. In such circumstances, one’s negotiating partners tend to give a very hostile response even in areas where they might ultimately be willing to compromise.

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Conservative MP for Kensington

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Also represented Kensington and Chelsea


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Topics of interest

  • Work and Pensions
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Pensions
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • British Nationality: Torture
  • Iran
  • Pathways to Work

Currently held offices

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (2 Feb 2010 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2010 to 19 Jan 2010)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (8 Dec 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Chairman, Standards and Privileges Committee (2 Dec 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Standards and Privileges Committee (27 Nov 2009 to 2 Dec 2009)
  • Member, Committee on Issue of Privilege (Police Searches on Parliamentary Estate) (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Conventions (Joint Committee) (13 Jun 2006 to 23 May 2008)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform, Work & Pensions & Welfare Reform (20 May 2005 to 16 Dec 2005)

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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 1 written question in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 52.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 41 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 196 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jan 2015.

1. Remunerated directorships
Continental Farmers Group plc (non-executive), 33 Athol St, Douglas Isle of Man; farming in Eastern Europe. Approximately 6 board meetings per year, each lasting around 4 hours. Occasional ad hoc meetings. Travel time to Douglas or Dublin to be added.
Monthly ongoing payment of £4,580 gross, July 2011 (Registered 12 July 2011)
Discontinued July 2013. Last payment received 15 July 2013. (Updated 24 July 2013)
Adam Smith International (including Amphion Group Ltd and Adam Smith Services Ltd) (non-executive), 3 Albert Embankment, London; consultancy and project implementation overseas. Monthly board meeting in central London lasting 2 hours approximately. Occasional e-mail exchanges between meetings. (Updated 11 June 2014)
Monthly ongoing payment of £2,916.66 gross. (Registered 8 September 2009)
1 June 2014, additional payment of £5,512.50 in non-executive fees, in recognition of success of the company during the past year. (Registered 5 June 2014)
Unilever plc (non-executive), 100 Victoria Embankment London. Approximately eight board meetings a year each lasting a morning and afternoon with a dinner the previous evening. Most meetings in London, two or three in The Netherlands and one elsewhere. Also member of Board Committee, three hours the day before each board meeting. Attendance may be by video conference.
Monthly ongoing payment of £7,166 gross from May 2013. (Updated 24 July 2013)
Alliance Medical Group (non-executive), Princes House, 38 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6DN.  Approximately 10 board meetings a year, mainly in London, each lasting around 2-3 hours.  Occasional ad hoc meeting.
Monthly ongoing payment of £5,000 gross, from January 2014. (Registered 10 April 2014)
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Since 1 July 2012, Chairman of LEK Advisory Board. Consulting LLP, 40 Grosvenor Place, London. Advisory Board meeting 4 times a year. Each meeting 4 hours approximately. Occasional advice by e-mail. Occasional speeches and chairing of meetings. (Updated 24 July 2013)
Quarterly payment of £12,500 gross; 4 hours approximately.
Senior Counsellor, Dragoman, Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia, specialist advisory firm. No regular meetings, communication by email and occasional meetings in London as might be required. Retainer of Australian $12,500 paid every three months.
Received fee of £5,000 from United Jewish Israel Appeal, 37 Kentish Town Road, London NW1 8NX for speech at event on 6 May 2014 at Savoy Hotel, London. Hours 1 hr. (Registered 5 June 2014).
28 November 2014, received fee of £1,000 from University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, MK18 1EG for speech to NA Diplomacy and Global Affairs
Students at Duke’s Hotel, London on 22 October 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payments from London Evening Standard, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:  
£500 received for article published 16 June 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
£500 received for article published 12 August 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payments from The Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
6 July 2014, £500 received for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 December 2014)
1 September 2014, £350 received for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 December 2014)
30 September 2014, £250 received for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payment of £250 received from the Daily Mail, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT for article published on 2 June 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. . (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payment of £462.20 received from Time Magazine, PO Box 20500, 1001 NM Amsterdam, The Netherlands for article published 3 September 2014. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 19 December 2014)
Payment of £285 from The Guardian. Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU for article published on 5 March 2014. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 24 December 2014) 
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: (1) MSC (2) Global Zero Operations
Address of donor: (1) Prinzregentenstraße 7, D-80538 Munich (2) 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 615, Washington DC 20036
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): (1) Return flights to Munich, value flights £676 (2) hotel 3 nights approx £1,000
Destination of visit: Munich Security Conference
Date of visit:  30 January - 2 February 2014
Purpose of visit: To attend Munich Security Conference
(Registered 10 April 2014)
Name of donor: Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) (Board Member),
Address of donor: 1747 Pennsylvania Ave NW 7th Floor, Washington DC 20006
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flight £1,986, hotel £1032, total £3,018
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Date of visit: 6-8 April 2014
Purpose of visit: Attended Board Meeting in Washington.
(Registered 10 April 2014)
Name of donor: Government of United Arab Emirates
Address of donor:  PO Box 31966, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Flight s £5,105; hotel costs (two nights) £1,260; total £6,365
Destination of visit: Dubai
Date of visit:  8-10 November 2014
Purpose of visit:  Participation in summit of World Economic Forum and chairing sessions
(Registered 19 December 2014)

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