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Kenneth Clarke

Former Independent MP for Rushcliffe

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A selection of Kenneth Clarke's votes

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Recent appearances

  • Election of Speaker 4 Nov 2019

    This is the result of the fourth and final ballot. Five hundred and forty ballots were cast—some other pressing engagements have taken people away. The number of votes cast for each candidate was as follows: Chris Bryant 213; Sir Lindsay Hoyle 325. Two ballots were spoilt. Sir Lindsay Hoyle has obviously secured more than 50% of the ballots cast. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No....
  • Election of Speaker 4 Nov 2019

    I invite Sir Lindsay Hoyle to take the Chair of the House. [Applause] Mr Kenneth Clarke left the Chair, and Sir Lindsay Hoyle was taken out of his place and conducted to the Chair by Jackie Doyle-Price, Mr Nigel Evans and Caroline Flint.
  • Election of Speaker 4 Nov 2019

    In a moment, I will declare the ballot open. The voting arrangements are of course identical to those for the last ballot. The ballot will be open for 20 minutes. As there are only two candidates, I hope to announce the result about 30 minutes after the closure of the ballot. The House will be alerted by the Annunciator before it is to resume, and the Division bell will be rung. The...

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Former Independent MP for Rushcliffe

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

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

Party was Conservative until 3 Sep 2019

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Topics of interest

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
  • Nottingham East Midlands Airport
  • Iraq
  • Tax Credits

Other offices held in the past

  • Father of the House of Commons (26 Feb 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 72 debates in the last year — above average amongst MPs. See all Kenneth Clarke’s speeches
  • 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.50% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 161 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 4090 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via Speakers Corner (London) Ltd, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL:
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for delivery of a keynote speech at the AIG Europe Limited Autumn Event held at their London offices on 9 October 2018. Payer: AIG Europe Ltd, 58 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4AB. Hours (including preparation time and travel): 5 hrs. (Registered 01 November 2018)
Payment of £6,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 26 February 2019 at the ABI Annual Conference at Etc Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD. Payer: ABI, One America Square, 17 Croswall, London EC3N 2LB. Hours (including travel time) 4 hrs. (Registered 04 March 2019)
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 21 March 2019 at the Incisive Media Funds to Watch Conference 2019 at the Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London WC1J 8LT. Payer: Incisive Media, New London House, 172 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5AB. Hours: 4 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 01 April 2019)
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 22 May 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel, London. Payer: American International Group UK Ltd, The AIG Building, 58 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4AB. Hours (including preparation and travel): 4 hrs. (Registered 03 June 2019)
Payment of £6,500 plus VAT expected for delivery of a keynote speech at the Fintel Financial Centres Summit held at Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin on 16 October 2019. Payer: Fintel, 6 The Mall, Beacon Court, Sandyford Business Park, Dublin D18 Y640. Hours (including preparation time and travel): 8 hrs. (Registered 05 November 2019)
Payments received via Jeremy Lee Associates Ltd., 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ:
Payment of £6,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 24 January 2019 at the Wisdom Tree Annual Investment Conference Series at the Rosewood Hotel, London. Payer: Wisdom Tree UK Ltd, 3 Lombard Street, London EC3V 9AA. Hours (including travel time): 4.5 hrs. (Registered 11 February 2019)
Payment of £5,500 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 17 May 2019 at the ILC Home & Commercial Claims Networking Lunch at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London. Payer: ILC Home & Commercial Claims, 2nd Floor, 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB. Hours (including preparation and travel): 6 hrs. (Registered 03 June 2019)
Payment of £6,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 23 May 2019 at a Simon-Kucher & Partners Annual Pricing Forum at The Brewery, London. Payer: Simon-Kucher & Partners UK, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE. Hours (including preparation and travel): 4 hrs. (Registered 03 June 2019)
Payment of £6,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 2 October 2019 at Definite Article Media’s 2019 Corporate Adviser Summit at Pennyhill Park, London Road, Bagshot GU19 5EU. Payer: Definite Article Media Limited, International House, 24 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2BN. Hours (including preparation and travel): 7 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2019)
Payments received via VBQ Speakers, Churchdown Chambers, Bordyke, Tonbridge TN9 1NR:
Payment of £4,334 plus VAT expected for delivery of a speech at an Economist Conference at the London Stock Exchange on 5 December 2018. Payer: Hazlis & Rivas International Ltd, 12 Kennedy Avenue, 2nd Floor, 1087, Nicosia, Cyprus. (Registered 28 December 2018)
Payment of £4,800 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 23 May 2019 at the N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd’s London Restructuring Network Dinner at their head office in London. Payer: N.M. Rothschild & Sons Ltd, New Court, St Swithin’s Lane, London EC4N 8AL. Hours (including preparation and travel): 5 hrs. (Registered 03 June 2019)
Payment of £500 plus VAT expected for participation in a "Brexit Town Hall Debate" at the Emmanuel Centre on 7 March 2019. Payer: Intelligence Squared Ltd, 6th Floor, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London SW11 3LQ. Hours: 3 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 01 April 2019)
Payments from the BBC, Contributor Payments, PO Box 745, Redhill RH1 9GB:
28 March 2019, received £200 plus VAT for an appearance on BBC Question Time transmitted on 15 February 2019. Hours: 8 hrs including travel. (Registered 11 April 2019)
Payment of £200 plus VAT expected for an appearance on Any Questions transmitted on Friday 5 July 2019. Hours: 4 hrs including travel. (Registered 18 July 2019; updated 20 August 2019)
Payment of £6,000 plus VAT expected for delivery of a speech on 3 July 2019 at The Orangery at Great Fosters, Egham. Payer: British Toy & Hobby Association Ltd, BTHA House, 142-144 Long Lane, London SE1 4BS. Arranged via NMP Live Ltd, 8 Blenheim Court, Brook Way, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7NA. Hours (including preparation and travel): 5 hrs. (Registered 04 July 2019)
Payments received via Champions (UK) PLC, Barrington House, Leake Road, Costock, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE12 6XA:
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 26 September 2019 at the Hogan Lovell CEO Conference at The Mercer, 34 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY. Payer: Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, Holborn, London EC1A 2FG. Hours (including preparation and travel): 4 hrs. (Registered 16 October 2019)
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 24 October 2019 at an Ashfords at British Aerospace event at Aerospace Bristol, Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol BS34 5BZ. Hours (including preparation and travel): 6 hrs. (Registered 04 November 2019)

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