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Dr. Michael CLARK

member of parliament

Dr. Michael CLARK, British Member of Parliament. Samuel Smiles Prize, King’s College, London, 1954; Fulbright Scholarship, English Speaking Union, 1956; Companion, Institute, of Energy, 1988; King’s College, (Fellow), 1987. Royal Society, of Chemistry, (Fellow).


CLARK, Dr. Michael was born on August 8, 1935 in Worksop, United Kingdom. Parents: Mervyn Clark and Sybilla Norma Clark (née Winscott).


King Edward VI Grammar School, Retford. King’s College, London, Bachelor of Science, 1956. University of Minnesota, USA.

St. John’s College, Cambridge, Doctor of Philosophy, chemistry, 1960. Spoken languages: French.


Member of Parliament, since 1983. Member, Chairman, Energy Select Committee. Chairman, Inter. Parliamentary Union.

Council member, Parliamentary Information Technology Committee. Trcas., Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. Secretary, Parliamentary Space Committee.

Vice-Chairman, All Party Group for Chemical Industry. Treasurer, British Malawi Group. Research chemist, I.C.I., 1960-1961.

Plant manager, I.C.I., 1961-1966. Factory manager. Smiths Industries, 1966-1969. Management consultant, PA Consulting Group, 1969-1983.


  • Infra-red Spectra of Chemisorbed Molecules, 1960. History of Rochford Hall 1086-1986, 1989.


Church of England.


Royal Society, of Chemistry, (Fellow). Clubs: Carlton Club; Rochford Conservative Club.


  • Other Interests

    Golf, gardening, grandchildren. Energy, industry, trade unions.


Spouse Valerie E. (née Harbord), 1958.