Ken Clarke at Henley Literary Festival

What a year to welcome the newly re-elected Father of the House of Commons to the Festival. One of the fiercest opponents of Brexit and the man who famously described Theresa May as a “bloody difficult woman”, the former Chancellor reflects on his long career serving in the cabinets of Thatcher, Major and Cameron.

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    Phyllis Court Club

    Henley upon Thames

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  • Event Start Date

    08/10/2017 11:00 AM

  • Event End Date

    08/10/2017 12:00 PM

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About Ken Clarke

Born in Nottingham in 1940, Ken Clarke was educated at Nottingham High School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he studied law and was called to the bar in 1963.  In 1970, at the age of twenty-nine, he became MP for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire, a seat he has held ever since.  He held many ministerial posts in Margaret Thatcher's Cabinet, including Secretary of State for Health and Secretary of State for Education.  He subsequently served as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer under John Major and Secretary of State for Justice and Minister without Portfolio under David Cameron.  He lives in London and Nottinghamshire.