Malcolm Rifkind

MP, Kensington

Kensington Conservative

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How Malcolm Rifkind voted
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  • Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs Source
  • Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions Source
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more EU integration Source
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Malcolm Rifkind hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: G20 17 Nov 2014

    While I pay tribute to the many robust exchanges that the Prime Minister and other western leaders had with Mr Putin on Ukraine, has there not yet again been a failure to make clear to Mr Putin that the heavy Russian artillery and forces flooding into Ukraine as we speak will lead not just to sanctions but to economic and financial sanctions? Will my right hon. Friend not acknowledge that...
  • Isil 28 Oct 2014

    But does the Secretary of State accept that in Syria it is going to be months, if not years, before the Syrian moderate opposition will be strong enough to push back the Islamic State terrorists in the north? Is there not a fundamental gap in international strategy, including that of the British Government, if that is what they are relying on to remove Islamic State in Syria?
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Palestine and Israel 13 Oct 2014

    I listened with great care to the sensitive speech that we have just heard from the hon. Member for Easington (Grahame M. Morris), and I compliment him on his balanced remarks. I find this a very difficult issue to address, and I do not think the answer to the question that the House is having to consider is absolutely on one side or the other. It fell to me when I was Foreign Secretary to...

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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 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 53.16% 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") 194 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Nov 2014.

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).
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)

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