Lord Kenneth Clarke

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer & Secretary of State for Justice

Kenneth Clarke held the posts of Secretary of State for Health, Education & Science and Home Office before becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer in May 1993. In May 2010 Clarke was appointed as Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor in the coalition government, a position he held until September 2012.

"He is the kind of politician who will cross a road in order to get into a fight". Douglas Hurd

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  • UK & Global Politics
  • The Euro and The European Economy
  • Business & Trade


Kenneth Clarke presents in English.

How he presents

With a perfect balance of humour and astute political insights Kenneth Clarke demonstrates to audiences the characteristics which made him such a strong and masterful political operator. All of his presentations are tailor-made for the particular audience addressed.

Books & Media

  • Understanding the Euro
  • Better Accounting for the Taxpayer's Money: Resource Accounting and Budgeting in Government
  • Called to Minister? : A Consideration of Vocation to the Ordained Ministry
  • The Free Market and the Inner Cities
  • An End to the Earnings Rule?

In Detail

During his time as a backbencher and Shadow Minister, Kenneth broadened his business interests, taking on a number of non-executive directorships with companies including British American Tobacco, Alliance Unichem and Independent News and media (UK). Educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Kenneth was called to the bar by Gray's Inn in 1963, and became a QC in 1980. He first became active in politics at Cambridge where he was President of the Union. Life in the House of Commons began on his election as MP for Rushcliffe in the 1970 general election.


Kenneth Clarke's vast experience on matters relating to British, European and global politics or the economy make him a popular choice as a keynote speaker at a variety of high level meetings or conferences.


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