Derek Clark

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Derek Roland Clark
Derek Clark.jpg
Member of the European Parliament
for East Midlands
In office
10 June 2004 – 2 July 2014
Preceded byMel Read
Succeeded byMargot Parker
Personal details
Born (1933-10-10) 10 October 1933 (age 85)
Bristol, England
Political partyUK Independence Party
Alma materUniversity of Bristol
University of Exeter
ProfessionScience 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 sceptic 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.
  2. ^ "UKIP pledges to ban climate change lessons in schools". Index on Censorship. Retrieved 21 July 2016.

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