Kenneth Clarke

Father of the House of Commons

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Rushcliffe Conservative

Iraq War

A number of votes were held on if United Kingdom should take part in the US invasion of Iraq which began in March 2003.

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Kenneth Clarke generally voted against the Iraq war

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about the Iraq war:

  • On 24 Sep 2002: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Iraq — Weapons of Mass Destruction Show vote
  • On 25 Nov 2002: Kenneth Clarke voted against requiring the support of the UN Security Council and the support of a vote of MPs in the House of Commons before the commitment of UK forces to military action in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Kenneth Clarke voted to say the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Iraq — Endorse UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Final Opportunity for Iraq to Disarm Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Kenneth Clarke voted to say that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Iraq — Declaration of War Show vote

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For an explanation of the vote descriptions please see the FAQ entries on vote descriptions and how the voting record is decided