17 January 2020

Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH, QC

Kenneth Clarke held several Ministerial offices in the Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major – as Secretary of State for Health, Secretary of State for Education and Science, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer. He also served as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and Minister without Portfolio within the Coalition Government of David Cameron.

As the Member of the House of Commons with the longest continuous service (49 years), he also became Father of the House from 2017 until his recent retirement from Parliament.

NCBC Speaker

Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH, QC bio

Ken is a retired British politician who was the Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe in Nottinghamshire from 1970 until 2019. Between 2017 and 2019 he was the Father of the House, and served in the House as a Conservative Member of Parliament from his election in 1970.

The Timetable

What to expect at NCBC

Arrival at 11:45, sign in and collect your badge before being escorted into the reception area.

Enjoy a bit of opening networking with the other members and guests of the lunch. Drinks included.

Sit down for a two course lunch including a starter and a main followed by coffee. After lunch the guest speaker will take to the podium for their speech.

The meeting and lunch is drawn to a close.

Guests and members are invited to continue their discussions at The Castle Pub afterwards. NCBC members receive 10% discount with their Castle card.

Benefits

Why join NCBC

Meet potential business contacts

As a member you’ll be invited to a monthly lunch-time event on the third Friday of each month (excluding August) to meet with other members and hear from our guest speaker.

Business opportunities

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