Ruth Edwards, Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe, has congratulated her predecessor in the seat Ken Clarke on his elevation to the House of Lords.
The former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary, who served the constituency for 49 years from 1970 until standing down before the General Election last December, was given a Peerage for Life as part of the Dissolution nominations, on the 31st of July.
Ken also served as Health Secretary, Education Secretary, Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary during a distinguished career of public service and will bring unparalleled political experience to the Upper House.
Commenting on the peerage, Ruth Edwards said:
“I am delighted that Ken Clarke’s incredible contribution to British politics has been recognised with a life peerage.
“He is a man of great integrity and intellect who has given his life to public service.
“He is admired across the political spectrum and I am very glad that he will be back in Parliament soon in the House of Lords.
“Many congratulations Ken!”