Kenneth Clarke

Father of the House of Commons

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Rushcliffe Conservative

Kenneth Clarke’s voting in Parliament

Kenneth Clarke is a Conservative MP, and 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 for UK membership of the EU, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted for a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted for more EU integration, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Kenneth Clarke has quite often rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Trade Bill: Transfer Schemes 17 Jul 2018

    I shall be voting for new clauses 9, 17 and 18. I will not repeat the very eloquent arguments that have already been put forward by my hon. Friend the Member for Wimbledon (Stephen Hammond), the hon. Member for Stockton South (Dr Williams) and my hon. Friend the Member for Bracknell (Dr Lee), who have put the case perfectly. I do not see any answer to it. The only question I wish to pose...
  • Trade Bill (Programme) (No. 3) 17 Jul 2018

    I realise that the convention has arisen recently that these programme motions are put forward and go through on the nod, with no intervention by the Opposition, so I wish briefly to register my opposition to these extraordinarily stringent timetable motions, which are becoming the custom. With respect, I think that today’s timetable motion is almost as absurd as yesterday’s,...
  • Trade Bill (Programme) (No. 3) 17 Jul 2018

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Conservative MP for Rushcliffe

Entered the House of Commons on 18 June 1970 — General election

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Kenneth Clarke campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Health
  • Treasury
  • Transport
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Contingency Planning
  • Intelligence Services: Detainees
  • Political Asylum
  • Iraq
  • Nottingham East Midlands Airport

Currently held offices

  • Father of the House of Commons (since 26 Feb 2017)

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)
  • 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 May 1981 to 5 Mar 1982)
  • Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport) (7 May 1979 to 5 Jan 1981)
  • Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1 Jan 1976 to 1 Jan 1979)
  • Government Whip (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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Sep 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via Speakers Corner (London) Ltd, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL:
Payment of £6,500 plus VAT expected for participation in a panel discussion on 13 September 2017 at the Tate Modern, London. Payer: Henley & Partners Group Holdings Limited, Aragon House, Dragonara Road, St Julian’s STJ 3140 Malta. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 5 hrs. (Registered 10 October 2017)
Payment of £5,250 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 30 November 2017 at the HR in Law Conference at the Ham Yard Hotel, London. Payer: HR in Law Ltd., Unit D, Zetland House, 5-25 Scruton Street, London EC2A 4HJ. Hours (including preparation time and travel): 4 hrs. (Registered 20 December 2017)
Payment of £5,500, plus VAT and travel expenses, expected for attendance at a Barnett Waddingham Conference and delivery of a speech on 11 January 2018 at The Belfry, Wishaw, Sutton Coldfield. Payer: Barnett Waddingham LLP, Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London EC2V 6BW. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 09 February 2018)
Payment of £5,500 plus VAT expected for attendance at a Barnett Waddingham Conference and delivery of a speech on 25 January 2018 at Etc Venues, London. Payer: Barnett Waddingham LLP, Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, London EC2V 6BW. Hours (including preparation and travel time) 4 hrs. (Registered 09 February 2018)
Payment of £6,500 plus VAT and travel expenses expected for attendance and keynote speech at the Independent Publishers Guild Annual Spring Conference on 8 March 2018 at Heythrop Park Enstone, Chipping Norton. Payer: The Independent Publishers Guild, Llain, Login, Whitland SA34 0WU. Hours (including travel and preparation time): 6 hrs. (Registered 22 March 2018)
Payment of £6,000 plus VAT expected for participation in a podcast and debate on 7 June 2018 at Thomson Reuters Auditorium. Payer Thomson Reuters, 30 South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EP. Hours (including preparation time and travel): 5 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2018)
Payment of £500 plus VAT expected for participation in a panel discussion at the Emmanuel Centre on 13 September 2017. Payer: Intelligence Squared (UK) Ltd, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3LQ. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 3 hrs. (Registered 10 October 2017)
25 October 2017, received £250 plus VAT for a speaking event at the Rye Arts Festival on 17 September 2017. Payer: Rye Arts Festival, The Bartletts, Main Street, Beckley, Rye, East Sussex TN31 6RR. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 13 November 2017; updated 08 January 2018)
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected via Performing Artistes, 4th Floor, 85 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LT, for a speaking engagement at the COSLA (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) Conference 2017 at the Crieff Hydro on 4 October 2017. Payer: COSLA, Ferntower Road, Crieff PH7 3LG. Hours (including travel time): 16 hrs. Travel and one night's accommodation also provided by the payer. (Registered 13 November 2017; updated 14 November 2017)
Payments received via Speakers in Partnership, 4th Floor, 33 Sun Street, London EC2M 2PY:
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement at an Investor Lunch at Bank of America Merrill Lynch International, 2 King Edward Street, London EC1A 1HQ on 18 September 2017. Payer: Bank of America Merrill Lynch of above address. Hours (including preparation): 5 hrs. (Registered 12 December 2017)
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement at the Brewin Dolphin Investment Training Conference 2017 at the Corinthia Hotel, London on 22 November 2017. Payer: Brewin Dolphin Investment, 12 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LA. Hours (including preparation): 4 hrs. (Registered 12 December 2017)
Payment of £6,500 plus VAT expected for speaking engagement, arranged via Chartwell Speakers, 14 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HN, for Muzinich & Co Ltd’s Annual Investor Conference at Claridge’s, London on 1 February 2018. Payer: Muzinich & Co Ltd., 8 Hanover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 1YQ. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 4 hrs. (Registered 09 February 2018)
Payment of £125 plus VAT received on 28 November 2017 for speaking engagement at the Henley Literary Festival on 8 October 2017. Payer: Henley Literary Festival, Suite 3 Royal House, 51 Station Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AT. Hours (including travel time): 5 hrs. (Registered 13 February 2018)
Payment of £6,000 plus VAT expected for attendance and delivery of a keynote speech on 7 June 2018 at The Soho Hotel. Payer: Hotel and Reservation Service, Head Office, The Triangle, 5-17 Hammersmith Grove, London W6 0LG, arranged through Jeremy Lee Associates Ltd., 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ. Hours (including preparation time and travel): 4 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2018)
Payment of £125 plus VAT expected for speaking engagement at the Derby Book Festival on 1 June 2018. Payer: Derby Book Festival, 13 Lavender Row, Darley Abbey, Derby DE22 1DF. Hours (including travel time): 2 hrs. (Registered 12 June 2018)
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for attendance and delivery of a keynote speech at the Debtwire Mid-Market Forum at The Marriott Hotel, Mayfair on 27 June 2018. Payer: Acuris, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE. Arranged via Joanna Jones Management Ltd, 9 Stratfield Park, Elettra Avenue, Waterlooville, Hants PO7 7XN. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 4 hrs. (Registered 30 July 2018)
20 July 2018, received £4,000 plus VAT for attendance and delivery of a dinner talk at the Carlton Club, London on 4 July 2018. Payer: Lim Advisors of Golden Cross House, 8 Duncannon Street, London WC2N 4JF. Arranged via Chartwell Speakers, 14 Grays Inn Road, London WC1X 8HN. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 3 hrs. (Registered 01 August 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Motor Sports Association
Address of donor: 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 £1,116

Date received: 8 July 2018

Date accepted: 8 July 2018

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 30 July 2018)

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