Robin Cook
Robin cook1
Foreign Secretary
In office:

1994 - 1996

Preceded by: Neil Kinnock
Succeded by: John Redwood
Trade and Industry Secretary
In office:

1991 - 1994

Preceded by: Gordon Brown
Succeded by: Jack Cunningham
Health Secretary
In office:

1987 - 1991

Preceded by: Michael Meacher
Succeded by: David Blunkett

February 29 1946, Belshill, Edinburgh

Died August 6 2005, Inverness, Scotland
Nationality: British
Political party: Labour


Children: -
Alma mater:

University of Edinburgh

Occupation: Politician
Religion: None

Robin Cook was a british politician who held several cabinet positions between 1983 and 1996, most notably serving as Foreign Secretary (1994 - 1996). His shock defeat in 1996 stunned many, as he was considered a possible leadership candidate.

He entered cabinet in 1987 as Health Secretary, presiding over a period of high investment and greater priority funding he soon became one of the most popular labour politicians in the country. Although he was seen as too junior to run for the labour leadership in 1990 he did manage Neil Kinnock's unsucessful campaign.

In 1994 he managed Kinnock's leadership campaign again, this time successfully. He was promoted to foreign secretary.

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