Kenneth Clarke

MP, Rushcliffe

Rushcliffe Conservative

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How Kenneth Clarke voted since 2001
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  • Voted strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
  • Voted strongly against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Source
  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
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Kenneth Clarke hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    I do not think there is any significant controversy about the moral and legal case for what is proposed, and in five minutes I will not set it out. The world would be a better place if ISIS was destroyed, and Britain would be a safer country without doubt. The legal case for intervention in Iraq is clear with its Government’s inviting us, and I think it is pretty clear in Syria because...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    I agree with my hon. Friend. President Obama has been quite open that the alliance we are joining is going to launch attacks on ISIS in both Syria and Iraq, and it is unrealistic to proceed on any other basis. The real debate, to which I would like to contribute briefly, and which is the only issue for the vast majority of people in this House and for the vast majority of our constituents,...
  • Business of the House: Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL 26 Sep 2014

    No. I have no time; I am sorry. We did not create extremist jihadism; we did not create these fanatical, fundamentalist pressures, but we made things worse and made it easier for them to spread by some of our interventions. So we all agree that we must not repeat that. We need to be reassured, and I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on his speech, where he spent a very...

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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 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 4 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (19 Jan 2009 to 19 Jan 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)

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well 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 56.61% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3813 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 26 Aug 2014.

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 number 1344829
(Registered 29 July 2014)

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