Kenneth Clarke MP Rushcliffe, Conservative


  • Tel 020 7219 3000

  • Fax 020 7219 4841

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    Rushcliffe House, 17/19 Rectory Road, Nottingham NG2 6BE United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
Kenneth Clarke

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

  • Positions

    PPS to Sir Geoffrey Howe as Solicitor General 1971-72; Assistant Government Whip 1972-74; Government Whip 1973-74; Opposition Spokesperson for: Social Services 1974-76, Industry 1976-79; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport 1979-80; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport 1980-82; Minister for Health 1982-85; Paymaster General and Employment Minister 1985-87; Chancellor, Duchy of Lancaster and Minister of Trade and Industry 1987-88; Secretary of State for: Health 1988-90, Education and Science 1990-92; Home Secretary 1992-93, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1993-97; Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform/Innovation and Skills 2009-10; Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice 2010-12; Government Anti-Corruption Champion 2010-12; Minister without Portfolio, Cabinet Office 2012-14.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Mansfield Notts 1964 and 1966 general elections. Member for Rushcliffe 1970-2010, for Rushcliffe (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election.
  • Political interests

    Economic policy, National Health Service.
  • Party groups

    Chair: Cambridge University Conservative Association 1961, Federation Conservative Students 1963-65; Contested Conservative Party leadership 1997, 2001 and 2005; Chair, Democracy Task Force 2005-; President, Tory Reform Group.
  • International bodies

    Member, Justice and Home Affairs Council, Council of the European Union 2010-12.

Election record for Rushcliffe, 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 51.03%
Liberal Democrat 21.66%
Labour 20.68%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Clarke, Kenneth Conservative 27,470 51.03
Khan, Karrar Liberal Democrat 11,659 21.66
Clayworth, Andrew Labour 11,128 20.68
Faithfull, Matthew UK Independence Party 2,179 4.05
Mallender, Richard Green 1,251 2.33
Majority 15,811 votes
Electorate 72,955
Turnout (53,834) 73.79%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 23-24 April 2009, to Geneva, Switzerland, to speak at a lunch arranged by the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce. My travel and one night's accommodation were paid for by the sponsors. (Registered 28 April 2009)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): 25-30 September 2008, flight, three nights' accommodation and hospitality at the Singapore Grand Prix for my adult son and myself, provided by British American Tobacco PLC. (Registered 7 October 2008)

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Member of Advisory Board of AgCapita Partners LP. Programmes on jazz for BBC Radio 4. 16 June 2008, fee for speaking engagement at the International Energy Credit Association Conference at the Divani Appollon Palace, Athens. (Up to £5,000) Flight, hotel and other incidental expenses paid by IECA. (Registered 7 July 2008) 18-19 June 2008, fee for speaking engagements for Cofunds Ltd, at Marriott Hotel, Bristol and Pendley Manor Hotel, Tring, organised by Speakers Corner. (£5,001-£10,000) Hotel and travel expenses paid by Cofunds Ltd. (Registered 7 July 2008) 9 July 2008, fee for speaking engagement at a conference held by Equiniti Limited at the British Film Institute. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 15 July 2008) 12 November 2008, fee for speaking engagement at a seminar on Credit held by BGC International at the Bloomberg Auditorium. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 17 November 2008) 2 October 2008, fee for speaking engagement at the UBS Annual Leisure Sector Dinner, at The Ivy Restaurant, London, organised by DBA Speakers. (£5,001-£10,000)(Registered 7 October 2008) 16 October 2008, fee for speaking engagement at a lunch held by Goldman Sachs at their London offices, arranged by Celebrity Speakers Ltd. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 27 October 2008) 20 November 2008, fee for speaking engagement at a seminar held by HG Capital at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London, arranged by Celebrity Speakers Ltd. (Up to £5,000) (Registered 8 December 2008)

Remunerated directorships: Independent News and Media plc.

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