Kenneth Clarke

Father of the House of Commons

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Rushcliffe Conservative

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Kenneth Clarke generally voted for more EU integration

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 more EU integration:

  • On 16 May 2006: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill — Disapplication of European Communities Act 1972 — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Oct 2006: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union — A Citizens' Agenda Show vote
  • On 29 Nov 2006: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Community Documents — European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, and Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2007: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Communities (Finance) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2007: Kenneth Clarke voted no on European Community Documents — Funding of European political parties Show vote
  • On 21 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Amendment to proposed Commons timetable for debate — rejected Show vote
  • On 28 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Commons timetable for debate Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in terms of justice and home affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Court of Justice's regulations on police and justice matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 29 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union's measures on judicial cooperation in criminal matters — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy — rejected Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty in relation to energy Show vote
  • On 30 Jan 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude energy from being a shared policy area in the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights — rejected Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to human rights Show vote
  • On 5 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude human rights from the policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market — rejected Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the single market Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Prevent competition rules from becoming an exclusive policy area of the European Union — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs — rejected Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to foreign affairs Show vote
  • On 20 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Remove foreign policy role of the President of the European Council — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to international development Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions — rejected Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to the European Union's institutions Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Lisbon Treaty — Exclude the European Union from regulating the conservation of marine biological resources — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Disapproves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change — rejected Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Approves of the government's policy towards the Lisbon Treaty with regards to climate change Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Enshrine the Lisbon Treaty into UK law Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Accept the changes of terminology in the Lisbon Treaty Show vote
  • On 3 Mar 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Increase of powers of European Parliament Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — Parliamentary control of decisions made at the European Union level — rejected Show vote
  • On 4 Mar 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'parliamentary control of decisions' to remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted against enabling a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Clause on 'Commencement' of the Bill should remain in the Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Mar 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted no on Lisbon Treaty — The Treaty does not affect the supremacy of the UK parliament — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2008: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Lisbon Treaty — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 10 Mar 2009: Kenneth Clarke voted yes on Motion to reject the European Working Time Directive — rejected Show vote
  • On 11 Mar 2009: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Deferred Divisions — second strategic energy review and european energy networks Show vote
  • On 17 Mar 2009: Kenneth Clarke voted against requiring public communications providers retain certain categories of communications data, which they generate or process, for a minimum period of 12 months. Show vote
  • On 14 Jul 2010: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union External Action Service Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2010: Kenneth Clarke voted to approve the Government's position that any sanctions proposed by the EU in relation to economic governance do not apply to the UK. Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2010: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union Documents- Corporate Governance in Financial Institutions and Remuneration Policies Show vote
  • On 25 Jan 2011: Kenneth Clarke voted against requiring a referendum prior to UK giving emergency financial assistance via the EU to member states other than the Republic of Ireland. Show vote
  • On 9 Feb 2011: Kenneth Clarke voted to support the Government's position that the UK should not contribute to the European Stability Mechanism and financial assistance for Euro area Member States should primarily be provided by other euro area Member States. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2011: Kenneth Clarke voted in favour of the creation of the European Stability Mechanism to give financial assistance to Eurozone countries in need. Show vote
  • On 24 May 2011: Kenneth Clarke voted to dilute proposed opposition to EU bailouts of countries in financial trouble. Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2011: Kenneth Clarke voted against an EU Directive on the right of access to a lawyer in criminal proceedings and on the right to communicate upon arrest Show vote
  • On 23 Nov 2011: Kenneth Clarke voted to support stronger governance of the Schengen area and adding Bulgaria and Romania to it. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2011: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — European Union Show vote
  • On 24 Apr 2012: Kenneth Clarke voted in favour of EU data sharing for criminal justice purposes. Show vote
  • On 31 Oct 2012: Kenneth Clarke voted against calling on the UK Government to seek a real terms cut in the European Union budget Show vote
  • On 6 Nov 2012: Kenneth Clarke voted for the UK to be involved in a European Supervisory Authority, the European Banking Authority. Show vote
  • On 22 Apr 2013: Kenneth Clarke voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Kenneth Clarke voted against committing to continue participation in the European Arrest Warrant and other schemes when opting out of police and criminal justice measures. Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Kenneth Clarke voted to opt out of all EU police and criminal justice measures adopted before December 2009 Show vote
  • On 15 Jul 2013: Kenneth Clarke voted to opt into Europol's European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation and Training so long as Europol is not given the power to direct national law enforcement agencies to initiate investigations or share data that conflicts with national security; and against considering the views of the Association of Chief Police Officers when deciding when to opt in. Show vote
  • On 4 Dec 2013: Kenneth Clarke voted in favour of an EU trade agreement with Colombia and Peru Show vote
  • On 13 Jan 2014: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Second Reading — European Archives and Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 22 Jan 2014: Kenneth Clarke voted to support the that view that promoting jobs and growth in the EU, including by completing the EU Single Market, is the top priority. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Approvals) Bill — Clause 1 — Limitation of Scope of Europe for Citizens Programme Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2014: Kenneth Clarke voted for a 185 million Euro EU Europe for Citizens programme of activities and to require EU institutions to deposit their archives at the European University Institute Show vote
  • On 30 Apr 2014: Kenneth Clarke voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 10 Nov 2014: Kenneth Clarke voted for continued close working between the UK and other European Union states on criminal justice as well as for associated data protection measures. Show vote
  • On 19 Nov 2014: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Rejoining of 35 European Union Justice and Home Affairs Measures Show vote
  • On 14 Dec 2015: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union Documents — Relocation of Migrants in need of International Protection Show vote
  • On 24 Feb 2016: Kenneth Clarke voted to require digital tachographs which use satellite positioning, and can be read remotely, to enforce rules on driving time and rest periods for certain lorries and buses. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2016: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Proposed European Union Directive on Measures to Combat Terrorism Show vote
  • On 14 Mar 2016: Kenneth Clarke voted to take account of carbon dioxide emissions traded via the European Union to Emissions Trading Scheme when calculating the state of the UK carbon account for periods from 2028. Show vote
  • On 23 Mar 2016: Kenneth Clarke voted to approve the Government's assessment of the UK's medium term economic and budgetary position for submission to the European Commission. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2016: Kenneth Clarke voted to say the UK needs to stay in the EU. Show vote
  • On 6 Jul 2016: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on EU Nationals Currently Living in the UK — Right to Remain Show vote
  • On 14 Sep 2016: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on UK Withdrawal from Membership of the European Union Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Kenneth Clarke voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and against starting the process of leaving by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 7 Dec 2016: Kenneth Clarke voted against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union and against starting the process of leaving by 31 March 2017. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 6 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 26 — Agreement of Representatives of Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 180 — UK To Remain EU Member Unless UK Parliament Agrees Terms for Leaving Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — New Clause 143 — Financial Liability of the UK towards the EU Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted to require the Prime Minister to give a series of undertakings before giving notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted for notice of the UK's withdrawal from the EU to preserve rights acquired in Northern Ireland as a result of European Union membership and to preserve the right of the people of Northern Ireland determine for themselves if they prefer a union with Great Britain or a sovereign united Ireland. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — All Clauses Stand Part Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted to seek to protect the residence rights of citizens of the European Union and their family members who were lawfully resident in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2016. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted for the UK to remain member of the European Atomic Agency Community (Euratom) when withdrawing from the European Union and to treat leaving Euratom separately from leaving the European Union. Show vote
  • On 8 Feb 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted against empowering the Prime Minister to give notification of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Mar 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — EU Derived Rights and Potential to Aquire Residency Rights for EU and EEA Citizens Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on Government Assessment of Medium Term Economic and Budgetary Position for Submission to the European Commission Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Kenneth Clarke was absent for a vote on European Union (Withdrawal) Bill — Clause 1 — Repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted to require courts or tribunals to pay due regard to any relevant decision of the European Court after the UK's withdrawal from the EU Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted against requiring the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and against requiring the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted for the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights to remain part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Kenneth Clarke voted to retain the general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation, EU directives and European Court of justice case law, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU. Show vote

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