Hague stands down as Richmond MP after 26 years

William Hague says the time is right to move on from politics as he announced his decision to stand down as an MP at the next election after 26 years.

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William Hague wants to do other things before he is "too old"

William Hague, the MP for Richmond in North Yorkshire, has resigned his post as Foreign Secretary and says he will stand down as an MP at next year's general election. The shock news emerged last night as details of a major Cabinet reshuffle were made public.

He said there "plenty of things" that he would like to do outside politics before he is "too old".


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