A FORMER district and county councillor who helped save a village surgery from closure has been banned from driving. Robert Clarke, 46, pleaded guilty to speeding at 110mph on the A1(M) last year, magistrates at Huntingdon heard. Prosecutor Tracey Bellingham told the court on Thursday how officers had clocked Clarke's Chrysler Grand Voyager travelling above the speed limit at 4.35pm on September 26. Representing Clarke, solicitor Tim Williams told the court he greatly regretted his actions, which had been brought about by a work crisis at his photocopier business. Mr Williams said a member of staff had threatened, via telephone, to walk out of Clarke Office Solutions, where the former councillor is owner/manager.