Clive Betts Net Worth: Life, Age, Political Career & Bio

London (Parliament Politics Magazine) – Clive Betts is a labor party politician and a former economist. He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sheffield Attercliffe from 1992 to 2010. Currently, he is working as an MP for Sheffield South East. His political views are liberal and are working hard as an MP by bringing the required changes in the country. If you are curious to know more about Clive’s personal life, net worth and political career read below:

Early life & Bio

Clive Betts was born on 13 January 1950 in Sheffield. He completed his schooling at Longley School in Sheffield and King Edward VII School. After completing his school he got admission to Sheffield and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Politics with good grades. In 1969, he got the chance to join the Labor party.

 Apart from that he became a part of the Trades Union Congress in 1971. He worked as an economist for a few years after getting appointed at Derbyshire County Council. After that, he moved to the South Yorkshire County Council in 1974. He continued working as an economist until 1986 at Rotherham’s Borough Council. Clive is 73 years old currently.

Sheffield City Council

Clive wanted to become a part of the Labor party in the Burngreave Ward in 1975. It turned out to be a successful ride for him. He got elected in the Firth Park ward in the 1976 city council election. Moreover, he was re-elected for this position in 1980, 1984, and 1988. As the councilor of Sheffield City, he started working as the chairman of the Housing Committee for six years. After that, he became the deputy leader and chairperson of the Finance Committee for one year. If this isn’t enough he worked as the chief whip of the Labour Group for three years.

Parliamentary Career

In 1974, Clive stood for the elections to the House of Commons. He represented himself as the Labor party candidate. However, he was defeated by the incumbent John Osborn. At the subsequent general election, he fought for a seat but remained unsuccessful. This position was taken over by the incumbent Michael Brotherton. He was later elected to the safe Labour seat of Sheffield Attercliffe. When veteran Labour MP Patrick Duffy retired he took over the position successfully. The general election in 1992 turned out to be favorable for him. He got elected by a large majority.

Government Career

Clive Betts started his career at the Government after making an opposition whip under Tony Blair in 1996. However, he was later promoted to full whip and given the title of Lord Commissioner to the Treasury. After a few years, he dropped out of the Government. Clive has enjoyed plenty of positions in the Government. He currently sits on the Finance Committee, Panel of Chairs, and National Policy Statements Sub-Committee. If this isn’t enough he has actively participated on the

Treasury and Civil Service Committee. Moreover, he has become an active member of Transport, Local Government, and The Regions Committee. The list also includes Urban Affairs Sub-Committee, Yorkshire, and the Humber Regional Select Committee.

Personal Life

Clive Betts lives in a farmhouse on the Derbyshire border. He and his partner James Thomas are spending a good time together. James is working as his parliamentary assistant. Apart from that Clive likes to play cricket and is a supporter of Sheffield Wednesday F.C. In the past, he has played squash and Football as his hobby. Moreover, he has been a regular runner at the Sheffield Marathon. In 2021, he became a trustee of the green space charity Fields.

Net Worth

Clive is an influential politician who has made a mark for himself with perfection. He made a few policies while working as an MP. It is not surprising that he remained in the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum since 2016. Moreover, he supported Owen Smith during the Labour leadership election. His total net worth of Clive is estimated to be $1-$5 million.

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Suspension & Controversy

Clive was found guilty of breaching the laws and MP’s code of conduct. Many members of the party believed that he act foolishly and damaged the reputation of Parliament among the common people. He gave an apology in his statement to the MPs. Even in 2003, he was suspended from the House of Commons. It was reported that Clive and his partner James tried to edit some information in Wikipedia without anyone’s permission.

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