London, UK: UK Foreign Secretary William Hague resigns. He will also not contest May 2015 elections. He will serve as leader of the House of Commons.
Tonight I am standing down as Foreign Secretary after 4 years to serve as Leader of the House of Commons
— William Hague (@WilliamJHague) July 14, 2014
I will take forward the UK campaign to end sexual violence in conflict as the PM’s Special Representative.
Renewal in politics is good, and holding office is not an end in itself. After 26 years as an MP time will be right for me to move on.
From May 2015, after such a long period in politics I want to embark on many other things I have always wanted to do.
I will not stand as an MP in the May 2015 General Election, after 26 years as an MP.
He was born in Rotherham in Yorkshire. He initially boarded at Ripon Grammar School and then attended Wath-upon-Dearne Comprehensive, a state secondary school near Rotherham, then known as Wath Grammar School. Hague studied PPE at Magdalen College, Oxford, graduating with First-Class Honours. He was President of the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA). He was also the President of the Oxford Union. Following university, Hague went on to study for a Master of Business Administration degree at INSEAD. He then worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.