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Charles Clarke

Personal data
Date of birth21 September 1950(age 66)
Place of birthHammersmith, United Kingdom
Political partyLabour
SpouseCarol Pearson
Alma materKing's College, Cambridge
Home Secretary
In office15 December 2004 - 5 May 2006
Prime ministerTony Blair
Succeeded byJohn Reid
Preceded byDavid Blunkett
Secretary of State for Education and Skills
In office24 October 2002 - 15 December 2004
Prime ministerTony Blair
Succeeded byRuth Kelly
Preceded byEstelle Morris
Minister without Portfolio
In office9 June 2001 - 24 October 2002
Prime ministerTony Blair
Succeeded byJohn Reid
Preceded byPeter Mandelson
Member of Parliament
for Norwich South
In office1 May 1997 - 6 May 2010
Majority3,653 (8.7%)
Succeeded bySimon Wright
Preceded byJohn Garrett

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Charles Rodway Clarke (born 21 September 1950) is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Norwich South from 1997 until 2010, and served as Home Secretary from December 2004 until May 2006.


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