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Conservative MP for Kensington
- Also represented Kensington and Chelsea
- Entered Parliament on 5 May 2005 — General election
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Malcolm Rifkind voted on key issues:
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 30 Nov 2010)
- Member, Intelligence and Security (Joint Committee) (since 6 Jul 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Work and Pensions, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Health, Transport, Communities and Local Government
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Pensions, Incapacity Benefit, British Nationality: Torture, Iran, Pathways to Work
(based on written questions asked by Malcolm Rifkind and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Bill Committee (0 out of 1)
- Rights of Savers Bill Committee (1 out of 2)
- Tributes to Nelson Mandela (9 Dec 2013)
“On the day of Mandela’s release in 1990, I was waiting with many millions of people for him to emerge from prison. I remember a particular thought at that time: although he was a global figure—the whole world knew of Nelson Mandela—no one had the faintest idea what he looked like. No photograph of him had appeared since he went into prison 27 years earlier, as a relatively...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU and Ukraine (3 Dec 2013)
“May I warmly welcome the fact that the door remains open, particularly in the light of the reaction of the Ukrainian people and the distinct possibility that there might be a change of policy or even a change of the Ukrainian Government themselves? Does the Foreign Secretary agree that the alternative would not only dash the hopes and interests of the Ukrainian people, but give a very serious...”
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- Has spoken in 20 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 54.70% 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 18–19 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") 184 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
Figures in brackets are ranks.Data from parliament.uk (source). Read 2004/05 – 2008/09 and 1st quarter 2009/10 receipts.
|Type||2008/09 (ranking out of 647)||2007/08 (ranking out of 645)||2006/07 (ranking out of 645)||2005/06||2004/05||2003/04||2002/03||2001/02|
|Staying away from main home||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|London costs||£2,916 (joint 1st with 49 others)||£2,812 (joint 1st with 47 others)||£2,712 (joint 1st with 46 others)||£2,360|
|Office running costs||£12,436 (523rd)||£12,509 (524th)||£11,813 (602nd)||£17,352|
|Staffing costs||£91,378 (425th)||£91,048 (151st)||£89,146 (87th)||£75,461|
|Communications Allowance||£1,868 (554th)||£4,188 (493rd)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Travel||£1,966 (583rd)1||£4,596 (488th)2||£4,824 (477th)||£2,763|
|Members' Staff Travel||£0||£0||£0||£0|
|Members' Spouse Travel||£596 (183rd)||£499 (214th)||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Members' Family Travel||£0||£0||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Purchased Stationery||£2,241 (486th)||£479 (504th)||£742 (joint 394th with 1 other)||£1,291|
|Stationery: Associated Postage Costs||£2,641 (276th)||£1,987 (414th)||£2,692||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Centrally Provided Computer Equipment||£913 (612th)||£898 (joint 566th with 1 other)||£898|
|Total||£113,401 (612th)||£119,685 (602nd)||£112,122 (601st)||£102,817|