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Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP



Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke QC MP was born Kenneth Harry Clarke on 02 July 1940 in West Bridgford, England and is the Conservative MP for Rushcliffe.


Mr Kenneth Clarke is currently Father of the House of Commons, a parliamentary position he has held since February 2017.

In the past, Mr Kenneth Clarke has held the position of Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office) (2012 to 2014), Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (2010 to 2012), Chancellor of the Exchequer (1993 to 1997), Home Secretary (1992 to 1993), Secretary of State for Education and Science (1990 to 1992), Secretary of State for Health (1988 to 1990), Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1987 to 1988), Minister of State (Department of Trade and Industry) (1987 to 1988), Secretary of State for Employment (1985 to 1987), Paymaster General (HM Treasury) (1985 to 1987), Minister of State (Department of Health) (1982 to 1985), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) (Roads and Motoring) (1980 to 1982), Parliamentary Secretary (Ministry of Transport) (1979 to 1981), Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) (1974 to 1974), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1972 to 1974) in government.

He was Shadow Secretary of State (2009 to 2010), Shadow Secretary of State (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (2009 to 2009), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry) (1976 to 1979), Shadow Spokesperson (Work and Pensions) (1974 to 1976) in opposition.

He is currently Father of the House of Commons


Mr Kenneth Clarke has the following specific interests :
Politics - Economic policy, National Health Service

You can contact Mr Kenneth Clarke in the following ways:




House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Phone : 0207 219 5189

Email : clarkek@parliament.uk; suggd@parliament.uk


Rushcliffe House, 17/19 Rectory Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BE

Phone : 0115 981 7224