Malcolm Rifkind MP Kensington, Independent


  • Tel 020 7219 5683

  • Fax 020 7219 4213

  • Email:

  • Website: Malcolm Rifkind website

  • Constituency address

    44 Southern Row, London W10 5AN United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Malcolm Rifkind

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    Opposition frontbench spokesperson for Scottish Affairs 1975-76; Minister for Home Affairs and the Environment, Scottish Office 1979-82; Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1982-83, Minister of State 1983-86; Secretary of State for: Scotland 1986-90, Transport 1990-92, Defence 1992-95, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1995-97; Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 2005; Intelligence and Security Committee: Chair 2010-15, Member 2015-.
  • House of Commons Select Committees

    Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Edinburgh Central 1970 general election. Member for Edinburgh Pentlands 1974-97. Contested Edinburgh Pentlands 1997 and 2001 general elections. Member for Kensington and Chelsea 2005-10, for Kensington since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Party groups

    Hon. President, Scottish Young Conservatives 1976-77; Hon. Secretary, Federation of Conservative Students 1977-79; President, Scottish Conservative Party 1997-2002; Patron, Tory Reform Group; Conservative Whip suspended February 2015-.

Election record for Kensington, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 49.71%
Labour 25.37%
Liberal Democrat 19.42%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Rifkind, Malcolm Conservative 17,595 49.71
Gurney, Sam Labour 8,979 25.37
Meltzer, Robin Liberal Democrat 6,872 19.42
Pearson, Caroline UK Independence Party 754 2.14
Ebrahimi-Fardouee, Melan-Zahra Green 753 2.13
Adams, Eddie Green Soc 197 0.56
Majority 8,616 votes
Electorate 66,257
Turnout (35,398) 53.43%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 13-15 June 2008, to Washington, for Edinburgh University General Council. Travel and accommodation expenses were paid by the University. (Registered 18 December 2008) 31 July-2 August 2008, to Moscow, for lecture to Moscow School of Political Studies. Travel and accommodation expenses were paid for by MSPC. (Registered 18 December 2008) 6-12 September 2008, to Beijing, China, to attend the second UK-China Leadership of the Future Forum. The visit was arranged and paid for by the UK-China Forum with sponsorship from Barclays Capital, BP and Rolls-Royce, and the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party. (Registered 10 December 2008) 8-9 December 2008, to Paris, to attend Global Zero Conference as speaker and member. Travel and accommodation expenses were paid by the Conference organisers. (Registered 18 December 2008) 23-26 April 2009, to Ankara, to participate in Aspen Atlantic Conference. Flights and accommodation expenses paid by conference organisers. (Registered 28 April 2009)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): Honorary membership of the Chelsea Arts Club.

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Consultant, BHP Billiton, Petroleum Member of Advisory Board, L.E.K. Consulting LLP Fees for articles published by: Financial Times (Up to £5,000) International Herald Tribune (Up to £5,000) Independent on Sunday (Up to £5,000) Sunday and Daily Telegraph (Up to £5,000) Consultancy fee from Promethean Investments. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 18 December 2008) 16 September 2008, Intelligence Squared Debate, London and 6-7 October, New York, Intelligence Squared Debate. Hotel accommodation paid for by Intelligence Squared. Combined fees (Up to £5,000). (Registered 18 December 2008) Observer (Up to £5,000) Scotsman (Up to £5,000) Spectator (Up to £5,000) Sunday Times (Up to £5,000) Washington Post (Up to £5,000) The Times (Up to £5,000)

Remunerated directorships: Aberdeen Asset Management plc (non-executive) CFG plc (non-executive) Adam Smith International (non-executive)

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