Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke





Address as

Mr Clarke

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4528
Fax: 020 7219 4841


Rushcliffe House, 17/19 Rectory Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6BE
Tel: 0115-981 7224
Fax: 0115-981 7273


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

Parliamentary career

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-; Government Anti-Corruption Champion 2010-

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

Select committees

Member: Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform 2003-10; Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills: Member 2005-09, Chair 2007-09

International bodies

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

Political interests

Economic policy, National Health Service

General Election 2010 - Rushcliffe

Name Party Votes %
Clarke, Kenneth Con 27470 51.03%
Khan, Karrar Lib Dem 11659 21.66%
Clayworth, Andrew Lab 11128 20.68%
Faithfull, Matthew UKIP 2179 4.05%
Mallender, Richard Green 1251 2.33%
Result Con Hold (0.67% from Con to Lib Dem)