Welcome to my Web site

This Web site contains a record of some of my articles, speeches, interviews etc. from my 27 years as MP for Birmingham Ladywood and my work since I stood down from Parliament in 2010.

My current work is focused on the Palestinian/ Israeli conflict, the urbanisation of the poor and the need to prevent the spread of slums of despair, destitute asylum-seekers, human trafficking, humanitarian action in Africa and other issues. My major preoccupation is the need for better transparency and accountability in oil, gas and mining in the developing world, so that the resources are properly used to improve the life of the people rather than to feed corruption. In addition, I share the views so clearly articulated by Lester Brown that there is a major threat to the future from climate change, population growth and shortages of food and water. I agree with him that disaster is avoidable but it requires major change.

I hope my blog and record of speeches etc. are of interest to others.

I would be interested to hear from anyone who wishes to leave a message - to do this you can click on 'Email Clare' in the lefthand column.

Best wishes,