Malcolm Rifkind

Former Conservative MP for Kensington

@MalcolmRifkind

There are currently votes on relevant topics that are not included in the summaries below. We are working on bringing these records up to date over the next few months.

As a result of COVID-19, some MPs were less able to vote in Parliament in certain periods, and this will be reflected by absences in their voting record.

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.

10th June 2020 onwards

The requirements on proxy voting were relaxed, allowing MPs to designate another MP to cast a vote on their behalf.

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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.

25 Mar 2015

  • On 25 Mar 2015: Malcolm Rifkind was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Malcolm Rifkind was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Clause 1 — Report on Effect of Setting Additional Rate of Income Tax at 50 Percent Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2015: Malcolm Rifkind was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 1 — Report on Impact of Value Added Tax Show vote

23 Mar 2015

  • On 23 Mar 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted to charge income tax in the 2015-16 financial year and to set the basic rate at 20%, the higher rate at 40% and the additional rate at 45%. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted to approve the March 2015 budget which contained plans to spend £76bn more than was expected to be taken in and introduced a help to buy ISA, reduced corporation tax and increased spending on mental health by around £300m/year. Show vote

12 Mar 2015

  • On 12 Mar 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted yes on Business of the House — Backbench Business — Defence Spending Show vote

10 Mar 2015

  • On 10 Mar 2015: Malcolm Rifkind was absent for a vote on Deregulation Bill — Short-term Use of London Accommodation: Relaxation of Restrictions Show vote

4 Mar 2015

  • On 4 Mar 2015: Malcolm Rifkind was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy — Top Rate of Income Tax Show vote

25 Feb 2015

  • On 25 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted no on Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry Show vote

11 Feb 2015

  • On 11 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted to require a more extensive set of conditions be met prior to consent for hydraulic fracturing being given. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted yes on Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day] — Tax Avoidance Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted against introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and against other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted against providing those who've been on Jobseeker's Allowance for a period an offer of a paid job with training that they must take up or lose their benefits. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted to make it an offence to for someone in charge of an enclosed vehicle to fail to prevent smoking within it if someone under 18 is present. Show vote

10 Feb 2015

  • On 10 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted to set the main central government grant to local government for 2015-16 at a level 25% lower than it was set for 2014-15. Show vote
  • On 10 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted yes on Attorney-General — Police Show vote

4 Feb 2015

  • On 4 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted no on Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] — Electoral Registration Show vote

3 Feb 2015

  • On 3 Feb 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted yes on Living Wage (Reporting) — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Show vote

28 Jan 2015

  • On 28 Jan 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted no on Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — Sustainable Development Goals Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2015: Malcolm Rifkind voted no on Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day] — NHS (Government Spending) Show vote

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