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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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- Voting record
- Topics of interest
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- Register of Members’ Interests
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Malcolm Rifkind voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum system. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted strongly against introducing ID cards. 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
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
- Voted moderately against more EU integration. votes
- Voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords. votes
- Voted strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords. votes
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Voted moderately against a smoking ban. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Voted moderately against equal gay rights. votes
- Voted strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
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)
- Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Syria (20 May 2013)
“I soberly disagree with the shadow Foreign Secretary in his opposition to military support for the Syrian National Coalition. What incentive does President Assad have to use a forthcoming conference to seek a political solution, when he continues to receive weapons of all descriptions from Russia and Iran? I know that my right hon. Friend has slowly and reluctantly come to the view that...”
- Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [Ist Day] (8 May 2013)
“My right hon. Friend has rightly emphasised the importance of the United Kingdom’s relationship with China, but he will be as aware as all the rest of us that, from time to time, it has been a difficult relationship, particularly given the very difficult problem of Tibet. Is he able to be positive today about what he expects to be the relationship between the United Kingdom and China...”
- Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Sri Lanka (23 Apr 2013)
“Do the Government accept that it is becoming increasingly apparent that great damage will be done to the Commonwealth if the next CHOGM is held in Colombo later this year, given the appalling human rights record in Sri Lanka and its Government’s disregard for the rule of law? Will my hon. Friend assure the House that the Government are taking action, along with many other Commonwealth...”
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- Has spoken in 23 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 54.25% 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") 177 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Register last updated: 7 May 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|