Clark, Greg

Greg Clark, Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells

Clarke-Smith, Brendan

Brendan Clarke-Smith is the Conservative MP for Bassetlaw, having first been elected to Parliament in 2019 with a majority of 14,013 over the Labour Party. The Bassetlaw constituency is found within the county of Nottinghamshire and covers the towns of Worksop and Redford.  A former mining area, Bassetlaw was held by the Labour Party continuously...

Clarke, Kenneth

As an MP for nearly 50 years Kenneth Clarke sat in the governments of Heath, Thatcher, Major and Cameron. He stood three times for the Conservative leadership. Clarke attended the 1966 World Cup Final.

Clarke, Simon

Simon Clarke is‌ ‌the Conservative‌ MP‌ ‌for‌ Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in‌ 2017.  He was‌ ‌reelected‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌General‌ ‌Election‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 11,626 ‌over‌ ‌the‌ ‌Labour Party.‌ The Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency‌ ‌is‌ ‌found‌ ‌within‌ ‌the‌ ‌county‌ ‌of‌ ‌North Yorkshire and‌ ‌covers Guisborough...

Clarke, Theodora

Theodora Clarke is‌ ‌the Conservative‌ MP‌ ‌for‌ Stafford,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in 2019‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of 14,377‌ ‌over‌ ‌the‌ ‌Labour Party.‌ ‌ Stafford is a normally safe Conservative seat, albeit David Cameron lost here as the Conservative candidate in the 1997 General Election.  A significant town in its own right, many...

Clarkson, Chris

Chris Clarkson is the Conservative MP for Heywood and Middleton, having first been elected to Parliament in 2019, gaining the seat with a majority of 663 over the Labour Party. As its names suggests, the constituency cover the towns of Heywood and Middleton on the edge of Greater Manchester.   Previously a Labour seat which has...

Class Sizes

"Class size" is a statistical measure employed by the Department for Education which measures the number of pupils taught in a class during a single selected period of a particular school day. This day is usually set to be in January each year to coincide with the Annual School Census.

Clegg, Nick

The former Lib Dem Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, is now Head of Policy and Communications for Facebook. Living in the US, he recently purchased a $9 million mansion in California.

Cleverly, James

James Cleverly is‌ ‌the Conservative‌ MP‌ ‌for Braintree‌,‌ ‌having‌ ‌first‌ ‌been‌ ‌elected‌ ‌to‌ ‌Parliament‌ ‌in‌ 2015. He was re‌-elected‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌2019‌ ‌General‌ ‌Election‌ ‌with‌ ‌a‌ ‌majority‌ ‌of‌ 24,673 ‌over‌ ‌the Labour‌ ‌Party.‌ ‌ The Braintree constituency in Essex contains the towns of Braintree and Halstead, alongside a swathe of rural countryside in the north...

Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Conservative MP for The Cotswolds

Climate Change

During the last century, concern has grown about the pace at which climate change has been progressing and the extent to which human activity may be aggravating and distorting natural processes.

Climate Change Levy

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax on energy supplies to industry, commerce, agriculture, local administration and a number of other services. It does not apply at all to domestic energy supplies.


What is cloning? Cloning is one of the most controversial areas of scientific research of recent times. The term ‘cloning’ means the asexual reproduction of identical copies of an original, and it is human cloning (and to a lesser extent animal cloning) for reproductive purposes that causes considerable public disquiet. However, reproductive cloning is one...

Coffey, Therese

Therese Coffey, Conservative MP for Suffolk Coastal

Colburn, Eliot

Eliot Colburn is the Conservative MP for Carshalton and Wallington, having first been elected to Parliament in 2019. He gained the seat off the Liberal Democrats with a majority of 629. The Carshalton and Wallington constituency is found within the county of Greater London and covers the Beddington, Carshalton and Wallington, on the border with...

Colin Breed

Former MP for South East Cornwall, Liberal Democrat

Collins, Damian

Damian Collins, Conservative MP for Folkestone and Hythe

Committee of the Whole House

A Committee of the Whole House is when the Committee Stage of a Bill is taken on the floor of the House of Commons. Such committees normally only take place for emergency Bills, for certain clauses of the Finance Bill and for the clauses of Bills that have constitutional significance.

Committee of the Whole House (Lords)

This stage normally starts at least two weeks after Second Reading. All Bills in the Lords normally go to a Committee of the Whole House, which, as the name suggests is a committee taken on the floor of the Lords. On occasion, Bills may be sent to a Grand Committee – an increasingly common practice....