Rt Hon William Hague

William Hague


Richmond (Yorkshire)



Address as

Mr Hague

Contact details


House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 4611


Unit 1, Omega Business Village, Thurston Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NJ
Tel: 01609 779093
Fax: 01609 778172


Electoral history

Contested Wentworth 1987 general election. Member for Richmond (Yorkshire) 23 February 1989 by-election to 2010, for Richmond (Yorkshire) (revised boundary) since 6 May 2010 general election

Parliamentary career

PPS to Norman Lamont as Chancellor of the Exchequer 1990-93; Department of Social Security: Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1993-94, Minister of State for Social Security and Disabled People 1994-95; Secretary of State for Wales 1995-97; Leader of the Opposition 1997-2001; Shadow Foreign Secretary and Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet 2005-10; First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Foreign Secretary) 2010-

Party groups

President Oxford University Conservative Association 1981; Leader Conservative Party June 1997-2001

Select committees

Member: Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform 2003-10

International bodies

International Democrat Union, Global Alliance of Conservative, Christian Democrat and like-minded parties: Chair 1999-2002, Deputy Chair 2002-05, Assistant chair 2005-; Vice-President, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch) 2010-; Council of the European Union: Member: Foreign Affairs Council 2010-, General Affairs Council 2010-

Political interests

Agriculture, economic policy

General Election 2010 - Richmond (Yorkshire)

Name Party Votes %
Hague, William Con 33541 62.64%
Meredith, Lawrence Lib Dem 10205 19.06%
Driver, Eileen Lab 8150 15.23%
Rowe, Leslie Green 1516 2.84%
Result Con Hold (0.59% from Lib Dem to Con)