Malcolm Rifkind

Kensington Conservative

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How Malcolm Rifkind voted
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  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails

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Malcolm Rifkind hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: European Council and Nuclear Security Summit 26 Mar 2014

    Does the Prime Minister agree that when the history of the Crimea crisis comes to be written, it will be found that there were no winners? President Putin has, of course, control of Crimea, but he has lost Ukraine and done much to unite the Ukrainian people. Will my right hon. Friend also accept that the international community—the United States and European countries—will not...
  • Brown Hare (Protection): Ukraine 18 Mar 2014

    The crisis we are living through is a crisis not just for Ukraine but for every European country, including the United Kingdom. For the first time since 1945, a European state has invaded the territory of another European state and annexed part of its territory. The Foreign Secretary, the Prime Minister, President Obama and other European leaders have stressed, as has the shadow Foreign...
  • Brown Hare (Protection): Ukraine 18 Mar 2014

    The most important thing the Foreign Secretary has just said is that the further measures the United Kingdom will be seeking will include economic and trade sanctions against Russia because of its annexation of Crimea. Will he confirm that that is indeed the case, and that the UK will seek financial sanctions and economic sanctions against Russia, and seek to persuade other countries to go...

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Conservative MP for Kensington


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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

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well 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 during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 54.69% 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.
  • 168 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Malcolm Rifkind’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 187 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 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 ongoing payment of £2,916.66 gross. (Registered 8 September 2009)
One-off payment of £3,500, received 31 May 2013. (Registered 7 June 2013)
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)
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 £15,000 from LGT Bank for speech at the 12th Alternative Investment Conference in Lucerne on 23 May 2013.  Flights and overnight hotel accommodation were the responsibility of LGT.  Address of payer: 35 Dover Street London W1S 4NQ. Hours: 3-4 hrs. (Registered 18 June 2013)
Payment from Guardian News and Media, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP:
11 July 2013, received £285 for article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 24 July 2013)
Payment from Evening Standard, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry St, London W8 5EE:
2 July 2013, received £500 for article. Hours: 1.5 hrs. (Registered 24 July 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Aspen Institute
Address of donor: One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1133, USA
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value):  Return flights to Marrakesh, value £863, and three nights’ accommodation , value £1,191; total £2,054
Destination of visit: Morocco
Dates of visit: 8  – 10 March 2013
Purpose of visit:  To attend 15th gathering of the Aspen Ministers Forum (a group of former Foreign Secretaries from around the world).
(Registered 15 July 2013)

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