William Hague

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William Hague FRSL MP


Incumbent
Assumed office 
12 May 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by The Lord Mandelson

Incumbent
Assumed office 
12 May 2010
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by David Miliband

In office
6 December 2005 – 11 May 2010
Leader David Cameron
Preceded by Liam Fox
Succeeded by David Miliband

In office
19 June 1997 – 13 September 2001
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Deputy Peter Lilley
Michael Portillo
Preceded by John Major
Succeeded by Iain Duncan Smith

In office
19 June 1997 – 13 September 2001
Preceded by John Major
Succeeded by Iain Duncan Smith

In office
2 May 1997 – 19 June 1997
Leader John Major
Preceded by Ron Davies
Succeeded by Michael Ancram

In office
5 July 1995 – 2 May 1997
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by David Hunt
Succeeded by Ron Davies

In office
20 July 1994 – 5 July 1995
Prime Minister John Major
Preceded by Nicholas Scott
Succeeded by The Lord MacKay of Ardbrecknish

Incumbent
Assumed office 
23 February 1989
Preceded by Leon Brittan
Majority 23,336 (43.7%)

Born 26 March 1961 (1961-03-26) (age 59)
Rotherham, England
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ffion Jenkins (1997–present)
Alma mater Magdalen College, Oxford
INSEAD
Religion Anglican
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Website Parliamentary website
Government website

William Jefferson Hague, FRSL MP (born 26 March 1961) is a British politician, who is the current Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State.[1] A raging Zionist, Hague has been a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel since his teens, the implication of this is he has pledged to serve the interests of a foreign state over the positions of the British people. Hague has supported the attacks on Libya and also an invasion of Syria, the latter based on a false flag chemical attack, refusing to wait for the position of the United Nations.[2][3][4] Hague is a posterboy for everything wrong with the British Empire.

He served as Leader of the Conservative Party from June 1997 to September 2001. In Parliament, he has represented the constituency of Richmond (Yorks) since 1989.

Educated at Wath-upon-Dearne Grammar School, a state grammar school, then the University of Oxford (graduating with First Class Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and INSEAD, Hague was first elected to the House of Commons in a by-election in 1989. Hague rose through the ranks of John Major's government and entered the Cabinet in 1995 as the Secretary of State for Wales. Following the Conservatives' defeat in the 1997 general election, he was elected as leader of the Conservative Party. He resigned as party leader after the 2001 general election following a landslide defeat to the Labour Party. With the technical exception of Lord Carr, who served for a week as acting leader in 1975, Hague was the first person not to have become Prime Minister whilst Leader of the Conservatives since the role of Leader came into being in the early 1920s.[5]

On the backbenches, Hague began 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 returned to front line politics as shadow foreign secretary. Later in 2010, upon Cameron becoming Prime Minister, Hague took on the roles of First Secretary of State and Foreign Secretary.

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