Kenneth Clarke

Father of the House of Commons

Conservative MP for Rushcliffe

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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 against the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted for. Show votes
  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted for UK membership of the EU, while most Conservative MPs almost always voted against. Show votes
  • Kenneth Clarke generally voted for a right to remain for EU nationals already in living in the UK, while most Conservative MPs generally 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.

Recent appearances

  • Detainee Mistreatment: Judge-Led Inquiry 15 Jul 2019

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Prime Minister if she will make good on her Government’s commitment, made over a year ago, to bring to the House within 60 days their view on reinstating the judge-led inquiry into detainee mistreatment and rendition that the former Government promised in 2012.
  • Detainee Mistreatment: Judge-Led Inquiry 15 Jul 2019

    You have asked the most penetrating question, Mr Speaker. I am grateful to my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister for finally producing some indication of when we might get a decision and for saying that the Government have reached conclusions. I will not repeat his precis of events, which goes back to the most firm undertakings in 2010 and 2012 that there would be a judge-led...

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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

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

  • Health
  • Transport
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Contingency Planning
  • Intelligence Services: Detainees
  • Protective Suits
  • Iraq
  • Tax Credits

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 68 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 — 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 82.65% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 4078 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 29 Jul 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)
Payments received via Jeremy Lee Associates Ltd., 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ:
Payment of £8,000 plus VAT expected for participation in a stage interview and Q&As from the audience at the 2018 International Bar Association Annual Conference at the Roma Convention Centre La Nuvola, Rome, Italy on 8 October 2018. Payer: International Bar Association, Head Office, 10 St Bridge Street, London EC4A 4AD. Hours (including preparation time and travel): 48 hrs. Travel and one night’s accommodation also provided by the payer. (Registered 22 October 2018)
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 £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)
Payment of £5,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement and interview for Clyde and Co (a global law firm), St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AR, at their London Head Office on 10 October 2018, arranged through the London Speaker Bureau, 1st Floor, 235 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SF. Hours (including preparation time and travel): 4 hrs. (Registered 30 October 2018)
Payments received 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 BBC Question Time transmitted on Friday 5 July 2019. Hours: 4 hrs including travel. (Registered 18 July 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)
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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