William Hague steps down as British foreign secretary

Hague will be ending his political career after spending 26 years as an MP.


Web Desk/web Desk/afp July 14, 2014

LONDON: In a surprising move, Britain's William Hague announced his resignation as foreign secretary to become a leader of the lower house of parliament on Monday, part of a reshuffle of the Conservative-led government.

"Tonight I am standing down as Foreign Secretary after four years to serve as Leader of the House of Commons," Hague wrote on Twitter. He also ruled out running in the 2015 elections. "I will not stand as an MP in the May 2015 General Election."



Hague further wrote that his role as Leader of the house will mean that he will speak in the parliament and campaign among voters.



He said that he will be working on taking forward the UK campaign to end sexual violence.



The secretary said the reason for resigning was that wished to embark on to other things in life.



The member of the parliament will be resigning after 26 years.

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