Clive was elected as the MP for the Eltham constituency in 1997. From 2001 until October 2008 he was a member of the influential parliamentary Transport Select Committee.
Clive was a Shadow home office minister from 2010-2011, Shadow Minister for Sport from 2011 until 2016 and has served as a PPS to John Healey and Margaret Beckett. Clive is now a member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee and Chair of the Tribune group of Labour MPs.
Clive has been a regular in the parliamentary Football team, is a lifelong Millwall fan and has an FA coaching certificate.
He lists among his greatest achievements his successful campaign to have a new leisure centre built in Eltham town centre which combines leisure facilities, the Library and a centre for council services. It has been hailed nationally as an great example of good practice.
Another of his proudest achievements is the work he has done to save Samuel Montagu Youth Centre which provides sporting facilities for young people in the Constituency.
Prior to being an MP Clive served as a councillor for the old Eltham Well Hall ward from 1986 until 1998.
He has also been a governor of Henwick Primary School since 1986 – meaning he has now been involved with the school for over 25 years!
Outside of politics Clive has worked as a youth worker, set up a job club for young people, owned his own business and been a licensed London taxi driver.
During his time as a London Taxi Driver he represented the T&G on the London Taxi Board. He was also elected to the Union's Passenger Transport Committee.
Clive has been married to Jill since 1981. They live in Eltham with their three daughters. Jill is a teacher in a Greenwich primary school.