Charles Rodway Clarke(1950-), Politician; Home Secretary
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Appointed Home Secretary in December 2004. Clarke read mathematics and economics at Kings College Cambridge. Gained experience of local government in Hackney and subsequently worked as a researcher and then Chief of Staff to Neil Kinnock (1981-92). Elected MP for Norwich South in 1997. Appointed Minister of State at the Home Office in July 1999 and Secretary of State for Education and Skills in October 2002.