Kenneth Clarke

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Person.png Kenneth Clarke   Powerbase SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
(politician)
Kenneth Clarke.jpg
Born Kenneth Harry Clarke
2 July 1940
West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College Cambridge
Children 2
Spouse Gillian Edwards
Member of Bilderberg/Steering committee
Party Conservative

Employment.png Minister without Portfolio Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
4 September 2012 - 14 July 2014
Preceded by Sayeeda Warsi

Employment.png Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
12 May 2010 - 4 September 2012
Preceded by Jack Straw
Succeeded by Chris Grayling
Also Secretary of State for Justice

Employment.png Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
2 May 1997 - 11 June 1997
Preceded by Gordon Brown
Succeeded by Peter Lilley

Employment.png Chancellor of the Exchequer Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
27 May 1993 - 2 May 1997
Preceded by Norman Lamont
Succeeded by Gordon Brown

Employment.png Home Secretary Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
10 April 1992 - 27 May 1993
Preceded by Kenneth Baker
Succeeded by Michael Howard

Employment.png Lord Chancellor Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
12 May 2010 - 4 September 2012
Preceded by Jack Straw
Succeeded by Chris Grayling

Employment.png Secretary of State for Justice Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
12 May 2010 - 4 September 2012
Preceded by Jack Straw
Succeeded by Chris Grayling

Employment.png Secretary of State for Education and Science Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
2 November 1990 - 10 April 1992
Preceded by John MacGregor

Employment.png Secretary of State for Health Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
25 July 1988 - 2 November 1990
Succeeded by William Waldegrave

Employment.png Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
13 July 1987 - 25 July 1988

Employment.png Paymaster General Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
2 September 1985 - 13 July 1987
Succeeded by Peter Brooke

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe

In office
18 June 1970 - Present

Employment.png Minister of State for Employment

In office
2 September 1985 - 13 July 1987

Employment.png Minister of State for Health Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
5 March 1982 - 2 September 1985

Employment.png Under Secretary of State for Transport

In office
7 February 1979 - 5 March 1982

Employment.png Father of the House of Commons

In office
26 February 2017 - Present

Kenneth Clarke is a conservative politician.[1] He represents the constituents for Radcliffe.[2] He entered Parliament in the June 1970 General election with a majority of 12,974 votes.[3]

Early Life

After passing his 11+, Clarke attended Nottingham High School, one of Britain's oldest private schools on a free local authority scholarship from 1951.[4]

Policies

In 2010, Kenneth Clarke announced plans to have prisoners work a 40 hour week.[5]

Affiliations

All-Party Parliamentary Groups

As at March 2010 Clarke sits on the following All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs): [6]

External Resources

Opinions

In 2016 Clarke described Theresa May as a “bloody difficult woman” and stated about the Tory leadership that “I don’t mind who wins as long as Gove comes third. As long as Gove doesn’t come in the final two I don’t mind what happens.”<ref>http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/05/ken-clarke-caught-camera-ridiculing-tory-leadership-candidates-theresa-may-michae

 

Events Participated in

EventDateLocation(s)
Bilderberg/199322 April 1993 - 25 April 1993Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel
Vouliagmeni
Greece
Bilderberg/199814 May 1998 - 17 May 1998Turnberry
Scotland
Bilderberg/19993 June 1999 - 6 June 1999Sintra
Portugal
Bilderberg/20001 June 2000 - 4 June 2000Genval
Brussels
Belgium
Bilderberg/200315 May 2003 - 18 May 2003Versailles
France
Bilderberg/20043 June 2004 - 6 June 2004Stresa
Italy
Bilderberg/20068 June 2006 - 11 June 2006Ottawa
Canada
Bilderberg/200731 May 2007 - 3 June 2007Istanbul
Turkey
Bilderberg/20085 June 2008 - 8 June 2008Chantilly
Virginia
US
Bilderberg/201231 May 2012 - 3 June 2012Chantilly
Virginia
US
Bilderberg/20136 June 2013 - 9 June 2013Watford
UK


References

  1. Her Majesty’s Government, Number10.gov.uk, accessed 12 May 2010.
  2. They Work for You, They Work For You website, accessed 24 March 2010
  3. They Work for You, They Work For You website, accessed 24 March 2010
  4. Chris Holt, THIS SCHOOL, WHICH ONCE TAUGHT DH LAWRENCE, HAS ALSO PRODUCED AN EXTRAORDINARY GROUP OF ECONOMIC THINKERS, LED BY OLD BOYS KENNETH CLARKE AND LABOUR'S RISING STAR ED BALLS, Mail on Sunday, 13 December 1998.
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2010/oct/05/ken-clarke-prison-reform-work
  6. Register of All-Party Groups, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  7. All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  8. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Boxing, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  9. All-Party Parliamentary Group for Debt, Aid & Trade, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  10. All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  11. All-Party Parliamentary Group for Funerals and Bereavement, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  12. Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE) UK All-Party Parliamentary Group, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  13. Group on Guantanamo Bay, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  14. All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  15. All-Party Parliamentary Group for Parkinson's Disease, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
  16. All-Party Parliamentary Rowing Group, Register of All-Party Groups (As at 24 February 2010), accessed 24 March 2010
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