Greg Clark

Member of Parliament for Tunbridge Wells

Minister of State, Cabinet Office

Tel: 0207 219 6977 / House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA Email:

Greg entered the Shadow Cabinet in October 2008, having previously been Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering.

Born in Middlesbrough in 1967, Greg attended the local St Peter's Comprehensive, South Bank. He went on to study Economics at Cambridge University and was awarded his PhD at the London School of Economics.

Before entering politics, Greg worked for the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's top business strategy firms, and was posted to the USA, Mexico, South America and Iceland, as well as working for clients in the UK.

Greg was Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Trade & Industry - the Rt Hon Ian Lang MP - from 1996 until the General Election in 1997. Subsequently, he was appointed the BBC's Controller, Commercial Policy.

Before becoming an MP, Greg was Director of Policy for the Conservative Party from March 2001 for three successive Leaders - William Hague, Iain Duncan Smith and Michael Howard - before being elected to Parliament in 2005.


  • Financial Secretary, September 2012 -
  • MP for Tunbridge Wells, May 2005-September 2012
  • Member of Public Accounts Committee, 2005-2006
  • Shadow Minister for Charities, Social Enterprise and Volunteering, 2006-2008
  • Shadow Minister for Teesside, 2006 - May 2010
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, 2008 - May 2010
  • Minister for Communities & Local Government, May 2010 - Oct 2013
  • Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Oct 2013

Seeing the impact of climate change in Bangladesh

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Greg Clark recently returned from Bangladesh, where he travelled with the development charity Christian Aid to see for himself the impact of climate change on vulnerable communities there.