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Derek Clark

Derek Roland Clark
MEP
Member of the European Parliament
for East Midlands
In office
10 June 2004 – 2 July 2014
Preceded by Mel Read
Succeeded by Margot Parker
Personal details
Born (1933-10-10) 10 October 1933
Bristol, England
Nationality British
Political party UK Independence Party
Alma mater University of Bristol
University of Exeter
Profession Science teacher (retired)
Website http://www.derekclarkmep.org.uk/

Derek Roland Clark (born 10 October 1933 in Bristol) is a British politician, and Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands. He is a member of the UK Independence Party, first elected in 2004, and subsequently re-elected in 2009.[1]

He stood as a UKIP candidate in the 2010 general election for Northampton South, receiving 1,897 votes (4.9%), which was 50 votes short of retaining his deposit.

He was educated at the University of Bristol (Teaching Certificate) and the University of Exeter. He is a retired science teacher.

In 2011 he was investigated by OLAF, the EU anti-fraud office, and was made to repay £31,800 for wages paid to employees who were working for UKIP and not for his EU Parliament work.

Clark is a climate change denier and pledged to ban the teaching of climate change science in schools[2]

References

  1. ^ "European Election 2009: East Midlands". BBC News Online. BBC. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
  2. ^ https://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/01/ukips-inconvenient-truth-platform/

External links

  • Official website
  • Profile on European Parliament website
  • Report on OLAF decision


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