Kenneth Clarke

MP, Rushcliffe

Rushcliffe Conservative

Kenneth Clarke’s voting in Parliament

Kenneth Clarke is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Kenneth Clarke sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes
  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Kenneth Clarke never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Junior Doctors Contract 30 Nov 2015

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his steady and patient pursuit of a seven-day service for patients in the face of the extraordinarily militant tactics of the BMA. As one of his predecessors, I can reassure him that the tendency to personalise any dispute against the Secretary of State is a long-standing tradition of this trade union that goes back to Lloyd George, when it resisted...
  • Women and Equalities: Syria 26 Nov 2015

    The Prime Minister has made a compelling case for playing a proper part with our allies on both sides of the meaningless international border and for the political process, in which we can have a voice, of bringing the Americans closer to the Russians, and the Saudis and Turks closer to the Iranians. Does he accept, however, that in the medium term we have to look for whatever agreement can...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Spending Review and Autumn Statement 25 Nov 2015

    I congratulate my right hon. Friend on sticking unswervingly, despite all the recent difficulties, to his commitment to a balanced budget over the cycle and on answering the fears expressed by some of us by sticking to his aim of a modest budget surplus if the economic cycle remains strong. Will he reinforce the argument that that is an essential precondition for our building a modern,...

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Conservative MP for Rushcliffe

Entered the 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 (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Chair, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (14 Jan 2003 to 9 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Tax Law Rewrite Bills (Joint Committee) (2 Dec 2002 to 14 Jan 2003)
  • 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)
  • Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (13 Jun 1987 to 24 Jul 1988)
  • Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (13 Jun 1987 to 24 Jul 1988)
  • Secretary of State for Employment (2 Sep 1985 to 13 Jun 1987)
  • Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (2 Sep 1985 to 12 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)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport) (7 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1981)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1976 to 1 Jan 1979)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (1 Jan 1974 to 1 Mar 1974)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1 Jan 1974 to 1 Jan 1976)
  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1 Jan 1972 to 1 Jan 1974)

Previous MPs in this constituency


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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 68.94% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 160 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Kenneth Clarke’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3859 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Nov 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
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 05 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 05 February 2015)
Payments received via Chartwell Partners, 3rd Floor, King House, 5-11 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UA:
Received £8,000 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 05 February 2015)
17 March, 2015, received £7,500 via for a speaking engagement at the Savoy Hotel, London. Payer: RBS Markets & International Banking, 4th Floor, 280 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4RB. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 8 hrs. (Registered 24 March 2015)
23 September, 2015, received £10,000 plus VAT plus cost of a return Eurostar ticket, accommodation and other incidental expenses for a speaking engagement on 23 September at Four Seasons George V Hotel, Paris. Payer: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH2 2YB. Hours (including preparation and travel time) 24 hrs. (Registered 15 October 2015)
5 February 2015, received £5,000 from Lloyds Bank plc, 10 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7AE, for speaking at their annual Business Leaders’ Summit at the Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London W1K 6JP. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 5 hrs. (Registered 20 February 2015)
25 March 2015, received £6,500 from DST Global Solution, DST House, St. Mark’s Hill, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4QD, for speaking at their Executive Networking Dinner, at Claridges, London, arranged through Celebrity Speakers Ltd., 90 High Street, Burnham, Bucks SL1 7JT. Hours (including briefing, preparation and travel time): 8 hrs. (Registered 26 March 2015)
19 March 2015, participated in a speaking engagement at the Offices of Clifford Chance LLP of 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 4 hrs. I did not receive any fee for this engagement, but after the event Clifford Chance informed me that they would be donating a sum of £2,500 to a charity in recognition of my participation. (Registered 03 June 2015)
11 June 2015, received £10,000 plus VAT from Credit Suisse Securities (Europe Limited), One Cabot Square, London E14 4QJ, for a speaking engagement at The Grove Hotel, Watford, Hertfordshire, arranged through Specialist Speakers, The Old Factory Office, 8 Hawley Road, Hinckley, Leics LE10 0PR. Hours (including briefing, preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 8 July 2015; updated 17 August 2015)
27 July 2015, received £4,000 plus VAT from Military Speakers Ltd of The White House, 44 High Street, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset SP5 5ND for a speaking engagement at a private dinner at The Carlton Club, 69 St James Street, London for their client Mr. George W. Long of Lim Advisors Ltd, 19th Floor, Ruttonjee House, 11 Duddell Street, Hong Kong. Hours (including briefing, preparation, attendance and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 17 August 2015)
18 September 2015, received £10,000 from LGT Group Foundation of Herrengasse 12, FL9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein for speaking at the LGT Global Forum in Paris, France. Hours (including briefing, preparation and travel time): 24 hours. (Registered 08 October 2015)
6 October 2015, received £8,000 plus VAT from Speakers Corner (London) Ltd, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL for a speaking engagement on 6 October 2015 at the Clothworkers Hall, London. Client was Clyde & Co LLP, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 02 November 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Motor Sports Association
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 £1,088

Date of receipt of donation: 5 July 2015

Date of acceptance of donation: 5 July 2015

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 08 July 2015)

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