Currently he is the Conservative MP for Windsor. He is 1st cousin to the 6th Duke of Argyll.
Previous Life and Education Edit
Sir Douglas was born in York. He is the only son of Douglas Clarkson Sr, a former Oxford History professor and Lady Dianna Campbell, daughter of the 4th Duke of Argyll.
He took a master degree in Biology between 1974-1982 and in 1983 he started teaching Biology at Eton. He stopped teaching when he joined politics in 1998.
Sir Douglas joined the Conservative Party when it was given him a chance to run as MP for Windsor in 1999.
He joined the Privy Council when he first became cabinet minister during Samuel Faith's term as Prime-Minister. During Chauncey Duval's term, he was recommended for a KBE for his services to politics and the former Government. In the 2nd May 2017 he received the Grand Cross of Bath for his services to science and politics from HM The Queen.
Roles that he :
- Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and later Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in Samuel Faith's cabinet
- Secretary of State for Education and Leader of the House of Commons in Winston Isaacs' cabinet
- Secretary of State for Education and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in George Wellesley cabinet (I)
- Secretary of State for Education and Secretary of State for Scotland in George Wellesley cabinet (II)
- Chairman of the Conservative Party under Robert Campbell and George Wellesley leadership