William Hague Resigns As Foreign Secretary And Will Step Down As MP

The foreign secretary is ending a 26-year career in the House of Commons.

William Hague has resigned as foreign secretary and announced his intention to quit as an MP at the general election.

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The former Conservative leader will instead become leader of the House of Commons and provide political advice to prime minister David Cameron until the end of this parliament.

Hague will not seek re-election to his Richmond constituency, which he has represented since the age of 28.

David Cameron said Hague would still play a key role in the government.

Hague said he was proud of his time in office:

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