TheCityUK is pleased to announce an EU reform engagement roundtable with the Rt Hon Ken Clarke MP. Ken Clarke is the Conservative MP for Rushcliffe and was a Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet Office from 2012 to 2014.
This session will provide an opportunity to discuss the forthcoming EU referendum, the February Council conclusions and alternatives to EU membership. It will also provide an insight into the dynamics within the Conservative Party and Ken Clarke’s views on how the campaign will play out.
Ken Clarke’s Parliamentary career has spanned over 45 years. Mr Clarke was first elected as the MP of Rushcliffe in 1970, when he was 29 years old. During his time as MP for Rushcliffe he has held positions such as assistant Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, Opposition Social Security Front Bench Spokesman as well as Opposition Industry Spokesman under Margaret Thatcher. From 1979 to 1982 he was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department of Transport and in 1982 he became the Minister of Health. He then entered the Cabinet as Paymaster General and Minister for Employment in 1985. In 2009, Clarke became the Shadow Secretary of State for Business and a year later was appointed by David Cameron as the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice. Mr Clarke is now widely considered as being part of the moderate wing of the Conservative Party. He is often also seen as the most high profile pro-European member of the Conservative Party at present.
TheCityUK’s policymaker roundtable series brings key policymakers together with senior representatives from TheCityUK members in a private setting, under the Chatham House Rule. The emphasis of these sessions is on finding solutions to policy issues through a candid exchange of views.
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