The Rt. Hon. William Hague MP
William Hague was Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) from 1989 to 2015.
He also served as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2010 to 2014 and as Leader of the House of Commons from 2014 to 2015.
He was born in Rotherham in 1961, and attended Wath-on-Dearne Comprehensive School. At Magdalen College, Oxford, he was elected President of the Oxford Union. He continued his studies at INSEAD Business School in France, and worked for Shell UK and then for the management consultants, McKinsey and Co.
William Hague was Leader of the Conservative Party from 1997 to 2001 and Leader of the Opposition. He was Chairman of the International Democrat Union from 1999 to 2002 and later Deputy Chairman; currently serving as Assistant Chairman of the IDU.
He has written two books. His first book, a biography of William Pitt the Younger, was published in September 2004 and won ‘History Book of the Year’ at the National Book Awards. His following book, a biography of William Wilberforce, was published in June 2007.
He is married to Ffion Hague.