Kenneth Clarke was born in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, in 1940, and is a graduate of Cambridge University and a qualified barrister. He has served in various ministerial roles in three different Conservative governments, most notably as Chancellor of the Exchequer. He has contested leadership of the party on three occasions. He has been a member of parliament since 1970 and a strong supporter of Britains membership of the EU. "
" Kenneth Clarke will be talking about his memoirs A Kind of Blue and his life in politics.
University of East Anglia, lecture theatre 1
24/11/2017 7:00 PM
24/11/2017 8:00 PM
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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.