William Hague MP Richmond (Yorkshire), Conservative, First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons

Contact

  • Tel 020 7219 4611

  • Email:

  • Constituency address

    Unit 1, Omega Business Village, Thurston Road, Northallerton DL6 2NJ United Kingdom
  • Parliamentary address

    House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA United Kingdom
William Hague

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.

Biography

  • Born:

    26/3/1961
  • Positions

    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 2010-; Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Foreign Secretary) 2010-14; Leader of the House of Commons 2014-; Member House of Commons Commission 2014-.
  • 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.
  • Political interests

    Agriculture, economic policy.
  • Party groups

    President Oxford University Conservative Association 1981; Leader Conservative Party June 1997-2001.
  • 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 2010-14, General Affairs Council 2010-14.

Election record for Richmond (Yorkshire), 05 Jun 2010

Party Percentage of votes
Conservative 62.64%
Liberal Democrat 19.06%
Labour 15.23%
Name Party Votes % of votes
Hague, William Conservative 33,541 62.64
Meredith, Lawrence Liberal Democrat 10,205 19.06
Driver, Eileen Labour 8,150 15.23
Rowe, Leslie Green 1,516 2.84
Majority 23,336 votes
Electorate 80,563
Turnout (53,547) 66.47%

Registered interests

Overseas visits: 20-23 October 2008, to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Georgia in my capacity as Shadow Foreign Secretary. The cost of my flights was met by Flying Lion Ltd. (I covered the cost of my hotel accommodation throughout the visit.) (Registered 24 October 2008) 2-4 November 2008, to Israel in my capacity as Shadow Foreign Secretary. The cost of my flight from the UK to Tel Aviv was met by Flying Lion Ltd. The cost of the return flight, and my hotel accommodation in Israel, was met by Conservative Friends of Israel. (Registered 15 December 2008) 12-14 December 2008, to Bahrain in my capacity as Shadow Foreign Secretary, to attend the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Manama Dialogue. The cost of my accommodation and my return flights from Bahrain to London, was met by the IISS. (Registered 15 December 2008) 15-17 March 2009, to Havana, for meetings with the Foreign Minister and other politicians. The cost of my return flights was met by Flying Lion Ltd. (I covered the cost of my accommodation.) (Registered 31 March 2009)

Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK): Name of donor: Grand Central Railway Company Ltd Address of donor : River House, 17 Museum Street, York, Y01 7DJ 19 May 2008, helicopter from Crewe to London provided by Bearwood Corporate Services Ltd, Southampton. (Registered 17 June 2008) In my capacity as Leader of the Conservative Party from 1997-2001, I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of the Carlton Club. In my capacity as Leader of the Conservative Party from 1997-2001, I have accepted Honorary Membership for life of Buck's Club. My wife and I received tickets for the Conservative Party's 'Black and White Party' on 4 February 2009, paid for by Cavendish Corporate Finance. (Registered 10 March 2009) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: complimentary first class pass valid for travel on Grand Central services, business use only, expires 31 March 2010. No value received to date. Date of receipt of donation: 8 July 2009 Date of acceptance of donation: 8 July 2009 Donor status: company, registration number 03979826 (Registered 15 July 2009)

Sponsorship or financial or material support: Funds have been provided by the following to cover the cost of research in my role as Shadow Foreign Secretary: Merebis Capital Management LLP Bruce Macfarlane, London (personal donation) (Registered 9 July 2008) Alan Morgan , London (personal donation) (Registered 9 July 2008) Bruce Macfarlane, London (personal donation) (Registered 31 March 2009) The cost of a reception for Ambassadors which I hosted on 4 June 2008 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hyde Park was met by CQS. (Registered 9 July 2008) Date of acceptance: 23 June 2009 Donor status: individual (Registered 15 July 2009 ) The cost of a reception for Ambassadors which I hosted on 30 September 2008 at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham during the Conservative Party Conference was met by CQS. (Registered 24 October 2008) The cost of a reception for Ambassadors which I hosted on 11 June 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hyde Park was met by CQS. (Registered 17 June 2009) Name of donor: Malcolm Scott Address of donor: private Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,500 cash donation Date of receipt: 23 June 2009

Remunerated employment, office, profession etc: Parliamentary adviser to the JCB Group. (£45,001-£50,000) 7 June 2008, speech at a lunch in London hosted by Orange Business Services. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 17 June 2008) 19 September 2008, speech at the Azur Business Networking Lunch in London. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 24 October 2008) 8 October 2008, speech at the Mortgage Intelligence Annual Conference dinner in Newport. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 24 October 2008) 16 October 2008, speech at the South Wales Society of Chartered Accountants Annual Dinner in Cardiff. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 24 October 2008) 12 November 2008, speech at the Annual Dinner of the Association of Corporate Treasurers in London. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 15 December 2008) 27 November 2008, hosted the Growing Business Awards in London. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 15 December 2008) 1 December 2008, hosted the Institute of Turnaround Professionals' Awards Dinner in London. (£15,001-£20,000) (Registered 15 December 2008) 20 February 2009, speech at a dinner in Geneva for the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. (£15,001-£20,000) (Registered 31 March 2009) 4 March 2009, speech at a dinner in London for the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association. (£10,001-£15,000) (Registered 31 March 2009)

Remunerated directorships: AES Engineering, Rotherham.

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