Kenneth Clarke

MP, Rushcliffe

Rushcliffe Conservative

Kenneth Clarke campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally 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

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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 5 Mar 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)

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  • Has spoken in 43 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 66.67% 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 3899 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Dec 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments received via Chartwell Partners, 3rd Floor, King House, 5-11 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UA:
11 November 2015, received £7,500 plus VAT plus incidental expenses for a speaking engagement on 11 November 2015 at RBS Markets and International Banking Professional Services Conference at The Auditorium, Royal Bank of Scotland, 280 Bishopsgate, London. Payer: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 3 hrs. (Registered 01 December 2015)
1 December 2015, received £10,000 plus VAT and cost of a single business class Eurostar ticket, hotel accommodation and other incidental expenses, for speaking at a RBS Markets and International Banking Client Dinner at the Intercontinental Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam. Payer: The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 24 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2015)
Payment of £7,500 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 10 March 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Chalky Lane, Dogmersfield, Hampshire. One night’s hotel accommodation and incidental expenses are also to be reimbursed. Payer: Deutsche Bank AG, 1 Great Winchester Street London EC2N 2DB. Hours (including preparation and travel time) 17 hrs.
(Registered 30 March 2016)
Payment of £10,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 17 March 2016 at the Hotel d’Angleterre, Copenhagen. The cost of a return Business Class flight to Copenhagen, one night’s accommodation and incidental expenses is also to be reimbursed. Payer: Royal Bank of Scotland Markets & International Banking, 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom EH2 2YB. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 27 hrs.
(Registered 30 March 2016)
Payments received via Speakers Corner (London) Ltd, Unit 31, Highbury Studios, 10 Hornsey Street, London N7 8EL:
4 February 2016, received £6,000 plus VAT for speaking at the Gordon Dadds Client Evening. Payer: Gordon Dadds LLP, 6-11 Agar Street, London. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 29 February 2016)
Payment of £5,750 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 5 May 2016 at the offices of KPMG Manchester. Travel expenses (train and taxi) and one night’s accommodation were also paid. Payer: KPMG UK LLP, 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 12 hrs. (Registered 02 June 2016)
Payment of £5,750 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 26 May 2016 at the offices of KPMG, Leeds. Travel expenses (car mileage) were also paid. Payer: KPMG UK LLP, 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 10 hrs. (Registered 02 June 2016)
Payment of £7,000 plus VAT expected for speaking at an event at the Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin on 9 November 2016. Payer: Citywire, 87 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth SE11 5HJ. Hours (including travel and preparation time): 12 hrs. Hotel accommodation (1 night) and flights and taxis were also paid. (Registered 21 November 2016)
3 December 2015, received £10,000 plus cost of single business class flight, hotel accommodation and other incidental expenses, for speaking at a dinner hosted by Nerine Fiduciaries SA, Rue Terreaux-du-Temple, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Payer: Nerine Fiduciaries. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 12 hrs. (Registered 23 December 2015)
Payments received via Jeremy Lee Associates, 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ:
29 January 2016, received £6,000 plus VAT for speaking at the Investment Property Forum Annual Lunch at London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel, London. Payer: Investment Property Forum, New Broad Street House, 35 New Broad Street, London EC2M 1NH. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 29 February 2016)
16 June 2016, received £6,000 plus VAT for speaking in a debate for Allen & Overy at their London offices. Payer: Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 5 hrs. (Registered 15 July 2016)
20 June 2016, received £6,500 plus VAT for a speaking engagement at the Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, from Automotive Fellowship International Limited, 7 Old Square, Warwick CV34 4RA. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 7 hrs. (Registered 22 July 2016)
15 September 2016, received £6,500 plus VAT for a speaking engagement at an event hosted by Macquarie Group at the Four Seasons Hampshire. Overnight hotel accommodation and travel expenses (car mileage) were also paid. Payer: Macquarie Group, Ropemaker Place, 28 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9HD. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 8 hrs. (Registered 22 September 2016)
Payment of £6,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 3 November 2016. Payer: HSBC, 8 Canada Square, London E14 5HQ. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 5 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2016)
Payments received via Champions (UK) plc (speaking agency), Barrington House, Leake Road, Costock, Loughborough LE12 6XA:
Payment of £7,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement in Dublin on 9 March 2016. The cost of a return flight to Dublin and one night’s hotel accommodation and incidental expenses is also to be reimbursed. Payer: Allied Irish Bank of AIB Bank Centre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Hours: 27 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 30 March 2016)
17 June 2016, received £4,000 plus VAT and travel expenses for a speaking engagement for the Swansea Business Club at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea on Friday 20 May, 2016. Payer: Swansea Bay Business Club, 19 William Gannon Drive, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4HR. Hours: 12 hrs including preparation and travel. (Registered 22 June 2016)
Payments from Macmillan Publishers Ltd, 2 Wharf Road, London N1 2RR, via United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE:
26 April 2016, payment of £148,500 plus VAT as an advance payment for a book. From this I paid a fee of £37,000 to my editors. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 24 May 2016)
9 August 2016, payment of £110,000 plus VAT as an advance on delivery and acceptance for a book. From this I paid a fee of £16,000 to my editor. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 06 September 2016)
13 October 2016, payment of £125,000 plus VAT as an advance on first publication of a book. From this I paid a fee of £5,000 to my editor. Hours: impossible to calculate. (Registered 09 November 2016)
Payment of £8,000 plus VAT expected for a speaking engagement on 7 June 2016 at the Mayfair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT. Payer: Société Générale, 10 Bishops Square, London E1 6EG. Hours: 6 hrs (including preparation and travel time). (Registered 06 July 2016)
29 June 2016, received £10,000 plus VAT and flights, hotel accommodation and incidental expenses, for a speaking engagement for Optiver Europe, Strawinskylaan 3095, 1077 ZX Amsterdam, Netherlands, paid by Raise the Bar, WeWork, Moorgate, 1 Fore Street, London EC2Y 5EJ. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 20 hrs. (Registered 22 July 2016)
16 October 2016, received a fee of £150 plus VAT for a speaking event at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. Overnight hotel accommodation was also paid. Payer: Cheltenham Festivals, 109-111 Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7LS. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 7 hrs. (Registered 25 October 2016)
Payment of £150 plus VAT expected for a speaking event at the Stratford Literary Festival on 28 October 2016. Payer: Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival, Hill Cottage, Loxley, Warwickshire CV35 9JT. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2016)
Payment of £350 plus VAT expected for a speaking event at the Ilkley Literary Festival on 6 November 2016. Payer: Ilkley Literature Festival, 9 The Grove, Ilkley LE29 9LW. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 6 hrs. Overnight hotel accommodation was also paid. (Registered 21 November 2016)
Payment of £150 plus VAT for a speaking event at the Dulwich Book Festival on 13 November 2016. Payer: Dulwich Books Ltd., 6 Croxted Road, London SE21 8SW. Hours (including preparation and travel time): 3 hrs. (Registered 21 November 2016)
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 £1,032

Date received: 10 July 2106

Date accepted: 10 July 2016

Donor status: company, registration 1344829

(Registered 26 July 2016)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: UK China Forum Ltd
Address of donor: 15 Belgrave Square, London SW1X

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): Return (premium) economy class air ticket to Beijing and return from Shanghai, £2,117.09, two nights in a hotel in Beijing and one in Shanghai: £203 per night; total £2,726.09

Destination of visit: Beijing and Shanghai

Date of visit: 16-19 November 2015

Purpose of visit: Cross-party Parliamentary visit to attend the 2015 UK-China Leadership Forum organised by the Great Britain China Centre, UK China Forum Ltd and the International Department of the ruling Chinese party, and supported by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, to discuss how to develop UK-China relations following the State Visit to the UK by President Xi Jinping.

(Registered 09 December 2015)

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