William Hague

From Wikispooks
Jump to: navigation, search

Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24". William Hague, Baron Hague of Richmond (born 26 March 1961) is a British Conservative politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond in Yorkshire from 1989 to 2015. He also served as Leader of the House of Commons from 2014 to 2015, as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2010 to 2014,[1] and as Leader of the Conservative Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 2001.

On 14 July 2014, Hague stood down as Foreign Secretary to become Leader of the House of Commons in preparation for his planned retirement from parliament, after 26 years as an MP, at the 2015 General Election,[2] in which he did not stand for re-election.

Hague was nominated for a life peerage in August 2015.[3][4]

Meteoric rise

Hague was educated at Wath-upon-Dearne Grammar School, the University of Oxford and INSEAD at Fontainebleau in France, eventually being elected to the House of Commons in a by-election in 1989. Hague quickly rose through the ranks of the Major Government and was appointed to the Cabinet in 1995 as Secretary of State for Wales. Following a landslide defeat in the 1997 General Election to the Labour Party, he was elected Leader of the Conservative Party at the age of 36.

Resignation

He resigned as Conservative leader after the 2001 General Election following a second landslide defeat, at which the Conservatives only made a net gain of one seat; he thus became the first leader of the party since the role came into being in the early 1920s not to become Prime Minister.[5] He returned to the backbenches, beginning a career as an author, writing biographies of William Pitt the Younger and William Wilberforce. He also held several directorships, and worked as a consultant and public speaker.

After David Cameron was elected Leader of the Conservative Party in 2005, Hague rejoined the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Foreign Secretary. He also took on the role of "Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet", effectively serving as Cameron's deputy.

Return to power

After the formation of the Coalition Government in 2010, Hague was appointed First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary. Cameron described him as his "de facto political deputy".[6]

Deep politics

Hague is an attendee of Le Cercle, describing it as "a political group which organises conferences."[7]  

A Document by William Hague

Use the Up/Dn symbols to sort

Title
File:London Conference on Libya 2011.pdf
 

Related Document

Use the Up/Dn symbols to sort

Title
Niyirah al-Sabah’s Story


References

  1. Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".
  2. Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".
  3. Lua error: Internal error: The interpreter has terminated with signal "24".
  4. "Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers in dissolution honours"
  5. "Lord Carr of Hadley". Telegraph (19 February 2012). Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  6. "William Hague quits as foreign secretary in cabinet reshuffle", BBC News, 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014
  7. "Overseas Visits"
Facts about "William Hague"
Born on26 March 1961 +
ConstitutesDeputy Leader of the Conservative Party +, First Secretary of State +, Leader of the House of Commons +, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs +, Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet +, Shadow Foreign Secretary +, Leader of the Opposition (United Kingdom) +, Leader of the Conservative Party +, Secretary of State for Wales +, Minister of State for the Disabled +, Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorks) +, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales +, Shadow Constitutional Affairs Spokesperson +, Undersecretary of State for Social Security + and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer +
Display born on26 March 1961 +
Display docTypeWikiSpooks Page +
Display imageFile:William_Hague1.jpg +
Display image2File:William Hague1.jpg +
Display lifespanBorn 26 March 1961 +
Has almaMaterMagdalen College +, Oxford + and INSEAD +
Has birthPlaceRotherham + and UK +
Has facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/williamjhague +
Has fullPageNameWilliam Hague +
Has fullPageNameeWilliam_Hague +
Has imageFile:William Hague1.jpg +
Has image2File:William_Hague1.jpg +
Has noRatings0 +
Has objectClassPerson +
Has objectClass2Person +
Has powerbasehttp://www.powerbase.info/index.php/William_Hague +
Has religionChurch of England +
Has revisionSize5,730 +
Has revisionUserRobin +
Has sourcewatchhttp://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/William_Hague +
Has spouseFfion Jenkins +
Has twitterwilliamjhague + and https://www.twitter.com/williamjhague +
Has websitehttp://www.parliament.uk/biographies/william-hague/25550 +
Has wikipediaPagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hague +
Has wikipediaPage2https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Hague +
Is not stubtrue +
Has subobject
"Has subobject" is a predefined property representing a container construct that allows to accumulate property-value assignments similar to that of a normal wiki page.
William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague +, William Hague + and William Hague +