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Derek Clark

Derek Roland Clark
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)

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]


  1. ^ "European Election 2009: East Midlands". BBC News Online. BBC. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 15 April 2010. 
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External links

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

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