External Research Fellow
The Rt Hon Charles Clarke
Charles Clarke is Visiting Professor in Economics and Migration at University College London and a fellow at CReAM since 2012.
Other academic appointments include Visiting Professor in Politics at the University of East Anglia and Visiting Professor in Politics and Faith at the University of Lancaster, as well as other occasional academic lectures and events.
Career: Charles Clarke read mathematics and economics at Kings College Cambridge. He was President of the National Union of Students from 1975-77.
From 1978-80 he worked on urban regeneration in Hackney and was then elected Labour councillor there.
From 1980-1992 he worked for Neil Kinnock MP as his political adviser and then Chief of Staff after he became Labour Party Leader.
After election to Parliament as Labour MP for Norwich South in May 1997 he was appointed to the Treasury Select Committee. In July 1998 he joined the government as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for School Standards and then Minister of State at the Home Office.
In 2001 he joined the Cabinet as Labour Party Chair and Minister without Portfolio and then served as Secretary of State for Education and Skills and then Home Secretary.