Kenneth Clarke

MP, Rushcliffe

Rushcliffe Conservative

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How Kenneth Clarke voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against university tuition fees Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing central government funding of local government Source
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Kenneth Clarke hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Ukraine 10 Feb 2015

    Will my right hon. Friend stick to his opinion that, however well trained and equipped the Ukrainian army is, it is inconceivable that it could resist the Russian army, or even slow it down significantly, so long as President Putin determined that he was going to put in the necessary resources? Does my right hon. Friend therefore agree that the British contribution must be to remain resolute...
  • Opposition Day — [14th Allotted Day]: National Health Service 21 Jan 2015

    Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that, since the late 1980s, every Secretary of State from both political parties, with the exception of the right hon. Member for Holborn and St Pancras (Frank Dobson), accepted that one could raise the quality of patient care by introducing competition and choice of provider in the system? The right hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Charter for Budget Responsibility 13 Jan 2015

    That last speech clarified the fact that the shadow Chancellor admits that fiscal consolidation of the kind we are describing will be necessary for whoever comes into office after May and that getting back to a balanced economy depends on continuing efforts to improve the underlying growth rate of the economy. He was not able to produce any specific ideas at all. The only things on to which I...

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Conservative MP for Rushcliffe

Entered House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Defence
  • Contingency Planning
  • Political Asylum
  • Iraq
  • Nottingham East Midlands Airport
  • Protective Suits

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister without Portfolio (6 Sep 2012 to 14 Jul 2014)
  • The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (12 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (27 Jul 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Business (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (4 Jun 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (19 Jan 2009 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (19 Jan 2009 to 4 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Chairman of the Democracy Task Force, Conservative Party (16 Dec 2005 to 11 Jan 2007)
  • Chairman, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (6 Dec 2005 to 10 Nov 2009)
  • Chairman, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (2 Dec 2002 to 9 Nov 2009)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (19 Jun 2002 to 5 May 2005)
  • The Chancellor of the Exchequer (27 May 1993 to 1 May 1997)
  • The Secretary of State for the Home Department (10 Apr 1992 to 26 May 1993)
  • Secretary of State for Education and Science (2 Nov 1990 to 9 Apr 1992)
  • The Secretary of State for Health (25 Jul 1988 to 1 Nov 1990)
  • Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (13 Jun 1987 to 24 Jul 1988)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (13 Jun 1987 to 24 Jul 1988)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (2 Sep 1985 to 12 Jun 1987)
  • Secretary of State for Employment (2 Sep 1985 to 13 Jun 1987)
  • Minister of State (Department of Health) (5 Mar 1982 to 1 Sep 1985)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (1 Jun 1980 to 1 Jun 1982)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Transport) (1 Jun 1979 to 1 Jun 1980)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1976 to 1 Jan 1979)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1974 to 1 Jan 1976)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (1 Jan 1974 to 1 Mar 1974)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1 Jan 1972 to 1 Jan 1974)

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 56.05% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 14 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 194 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kenneth Clarke’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3823 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Received £6,000 from Speakers Associates Ltd, Thistles, 15 Kinghorn Park, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 7TX, for speaking engagement on 9 December 2014 for the Centre for Political and Foreign Affairs, Paris, France.  Payer: Centre for Political and Foreign Affairs, Paris, France, who also met the costs of a return Eurostar ticket, hotel and other incidental expenses. Hours: (including preparation and travel time) 24 hrs. (Registered 5 February 2015)
Received £12,000 via Speakers in Partnership, 33 Sun Street, London EC2M 2PA for
speaking engagement on 14 January 2015 at the Henderson Global Investors Conference at the Corinthia Hotel, London. Payer: Henderson Global Investors, 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 2PA.  Hours (including preparation and travel time): 5 hrs. (Registered 5 February 2015)
Received £8,000 via Chartwell Partners, 3rd Floor, King House, 5-11 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UA for speaking engagement on 15 January 2015 at the BNP Paribas Conference at the Lancaster Hotel, London. Payer: BNP Paribas, 10 Harewood Avenue, London NW1 6AA. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 5 hrs. (Registered 5 February 2015)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Address of donor: Motor Sports House, Riverside Park, Colnbrook, SL3 0HG
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: two tickets for British Grand Prix and hospitality, with a total value of £972
Date of receipt of donation: 6 July 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 6 July 2014
Donor status: company, registration 1344829
(Registered 29 July 2014)

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