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Candidate

  Malcolm Rifkind
Edinburgh Pentlands

Elected in 2001? No
Education
George Watson's Coll.
Edinburgh Univ. LLB, MSc.

Non-political career
Lectured at Univ. of Rhodesia, 1967-68. Visiting Professor., Inst. for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Edinburgh Univ 1998. Called to Scottish Bar, 1970. QC (Scot.) 1985
Appointed a Privy Councillor in 1986
Knighted in 1997
Non-executive Director: Ramco Energy plc
Foreign & Colonial Emerging Markets Investment Trust
British Assets Investment Trust
Authoriszor Inc.
Consultant: BHP
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Petrofac.

Political career
Contested Edinburgh, Central, 1970. MP for Edinburgh, Pentlands, February 1974-97
Opposition front bench spokesman on Scottish Affairs 1975-76
Parly Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office 1979-82, FCO, 1982-83
Minister of State, FCO, 1983-86
Secretary of State: for Scotland, 1986-90
for Transport, 1990-92
for Defence, 1992-95
for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, 1995-97. Joint Secretary, Conservative Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Cttee, 1978
Member: Select Cttee on Europe. Secondary Legislation, 1975-76
Select Cttee on Overseas Development, 1978-79. Honorary President of the Scottish Young Conservatives, 1975-76
President of the Scottish Cons.-Unionist Party, 1998-. Member Royal Company of Archers, Queen's Body Guard for Scotland, 1992. Hon. Col, 162 Movement Control Regiment (V), RLC, 1996-. Honorary Deputy Colonel City of Edinburgh Univs OTC, 1999-. Hon. LLD Napier, 1998. Comdr, Order of Merit (Poland), 1998.

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