Kenneth Clarke MP

Educated at Nottingham High School, Kenneth Clarke first became active in politics when elected President of the Union at Caius College, Cambridge.
In 1970 he succeeded in becoming MP for Rushcliffe. The Conservatives long term in office following the 1979 general election resulted in a number of senior jobs. He was Minister for Health in 1982, Trade and Industry Minister, Secretary of State for Health, Education and the Home Office. Finally, in 1993, he became Chancellor of the Exchequer, a position he held until the general election in May 1997.

Kenneth Clarke is a keen sports fan and regularly attends both Forest and County games. He is also an avid cricket fan and can often be found at Trent Bridge during the summer months.

Rare among modern politicians, Kenneth is a supporter of smoking.