Charles Clarke

Former Labour MP for Norwich South

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Charles Clarke is a former MP for Norwich South.

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Former Labour MP for Norwich South

Entered the House of Commons on 1 May 1997 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 12 April 2010 — General election (stood again)


Other offices held in the past

  • Member, East of England Regional Select Committee ( 4 Mar 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Home Secretary (16 Dec 2004 to 8 May 2006)
  • Secretary of State, Department for Education and Skills (25 Oct 2002 to 16 Dec 2004)
  • Minister without Portfolio ( 8 Jun 2001 to 24 Oct 2002)
  • Minister of State, Home Office (28 Jul 1999 to 11 Jun 2001)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Education and Employment (28 Jul 1998 to 28 Jul 1999)

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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Recent appearances

  • Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Local Government (Devon, Norfolk and Suffolk) 9 Mar 2010

    The hon. Gentleman has said that he will use his powers to block the proposal in whatever way he can. Does he accept that in so doing, he will be explicitly going against the positions of the Liberal Democrat candidate in Norwich, South and the leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Norwich city council?
  • Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Local Government (Devon, Norfolk and Suffolk) 9 Mar 2010

    I am delighted that this debate is taking place. First of all, and following the remarks of the Chair of the Select Committee, it is important to say that it directly affects the constituents of just three constituencies-my constituency of Norwich, South, and the constituencies of Norwich, North and of Exeter. There may be indirect effects on other constituencies, and the hon. Member for...
  • Opposition Day — [5th Allotted Day]: Local Government (Devon, Norfolk and Suffolk) 9 Mar 2010

    For three reasons. First, as I said, it will be a new council-that is important-all-out elected in 2011, with new chief officers and a new situation. Secondly, I believe that there will be genuine economies in various areas as a result of a unitary authority with services working together. Thirdly, the performance of the city council over recent years has been improving significantly from a...

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