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 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 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 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: 11 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House (Today): UK’s Withdrawal from the European Union 14 Mar 2019

    I think my right hon. Friend agrees with me that no Government in the 28 member states wishes to have a British election to the European Parliament in the course of any process, but the obligation that he refers to is, I think, based on the treaty. It would take a comparatively minor amendment to the treaty to make the obligation not apply to a country that has submitted an article 50...
  • Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union 13 Mar 2019

    On a point of order, Mr Speaker. When the arrangements for this week were announced, my understanding was that the Government were saying that if they lost the vote on their preferred deal, there would then be two days in which the House would be given the opportunity to express its clear opinion on no deal, and if that was clear, another day to say whether an extension was desired by the...
  • Uk’S Withdrawal from the European Union 13 Mar 2019

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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: 4 Mar 2019.

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 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 £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)
Payments received via Jeremy Lee Associates Ltd., 14 Berners Street, London W1T 3LJ:
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. Hours (including preparation and travel): 4 hrs. (Registered 11 June 2018)
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 £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)
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)
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, arranged through VBQ Speakers, Churchdown Chambers, Bordyke, Tonbridge TN9 1NR. (Registered 28 December 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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