Malcolm Rifkind

Malcolm Rifkind

Constituency

Kensington

Party

Conservative

Address as

Sir Malcolm

Contact details

Westminster

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 5683
Fax: 020 7219 4213
shaylorc@parliament.uk

Constituency

1A Chelsea Manor Street, London, SW3 5RP
Tel: 020 7352 0102
Fax: 020 7351 5885
jonathan@kcfc.org.uk

Biography

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

Parliamentary career

Opposition front bench 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; Chair Intelligence and Security Committee 2010-

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

Select committees

Member: Joint Committee on Conventions 2006; Chair: Standards and Privileges 2009-10; Member: Liaison 2010, Joint Committee on National Security Strategy 2010-

Councils, public bodies

Member, Edinburgh Town Council 1970-74

General Election 2010 - Kensington

Name Party Votes %
Rifkind, Malcolm Con 17595 49.71%
Gurney, Sam Lab 8979 25.37%
Meltzer, Robin Lib Dem 6872 19.42%
Pearson, Caroline UKIP 754 2.14%
Ebrahimi-Fardouee, Melan-Zahra Green 753 2.13%
Adams, Eddie Green Soc 197 0.56%
Result Con Hold (5.11% from Lab to Con)