William Hague
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Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Assumed office
May 7 2010
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by John Prescott (2007)
Foreign Secretary
In office
May 7 2010 – October 10 2014
Preceded by David Miliband
Succeeded by Phillip Hammond
Leader of the Official Opposition
In office
19 June 1997 – 13 September 2001
Preceded by John Major
Succeeded by Iain Duncan Smith
Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
19 June 1997 – 13 September 2001
Preceded by John Major
Succeeded by Iain Duncan Smith
Member of Parliament for Richmond (Yorkshire)
Assumed office
23 February 1989
Preceded by Leon Brittan
Majority 19,923 (36%, 2011)
Personal details
Born William Jefferson Hague
March 26, 1961 (1961-03-26) (age 56)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ffion Jenkins (1997- present)
Alma mater Oxford University
Profession Consultant Manager
Religion Church of England

William Hague is a British politician who is currently Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of the House of Commons and First Secretary of State.

Hague has been a Member of Parliament (MP) for the Richmond constituency in Yorkshire since a by-election in 1989, and has since served various roles in British politics, most notably the Conservative Party leader between 1997-2001. His time as leader was viewed by many as unsuccessful and he resigned after the 2001 Election, in which his party lost a second landslide to Labour.

Hague re-entered frontbench politics in 2005 after David Cameron's election as party leader, where he accepted Cameron's invitation to join the shadow cabinet. After the 2010 election he became Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary in the Cameron cabinet.

He remained in these roles until an October 2014 cabinet reshuffle, when he stepped down as Foreign Secretary in preparation for his retirement from politics. Hague was appointed Leader of the House of Commons in the same reshuffle. He is expected to remain Deputy PM and leader of the House of Commons until the next election, in which he will retire as an MP.

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