William Hague

MP, Richmond (Yorks)

Richmond (Yorks) Conservative

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How William Hague voted since 2001
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  • Voted moderately for increasing the rate of VAT Source
  • Voted moderately for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted moderately against more EU integration Source
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William Hague occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 11 Sep 2014

    The business for the week commencing 13 October is as follows: Monday 13 October—Debate on a motion relating to Palestine and Israel. The subject for this debate was determined by the Backbench Business Committee. Tuesday 14 October—Second Reading of the Recall of MPs Bill. Wednesday 15 October—Opposition day [6th allotted day]. There will be a debate on an Opposition...
  • Business of the House 11 Sep 2014

    I am grateful as always to the hon. Lady. What she has said about Jim Dobbin was one of many heartfelt tributes in the House this week. We will always keep the House updated—although we are entering a four-week recess for the conferences and the referendum—on developments in foreign affairs. Yesterday we had a foreign affairs debate in which many hon. Members took part. The...
  • Business of the House 11 Sep 2014

    I will be going to Clacton next week, and I trust that Opposition Members will be going there, because in Newark their vote fell, which, for an Opposition, is quite remarkable in a by-election. If they are not careful, the same will happen in Clacton. We all enjoy taking part in by-elections, and that is particularly so for the one in Clacton. I note that the hon. Lady has written an article...

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Conservative MP for Richmond (Yorks)

Entered House of Commons on 23 February 1989 — unknown

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Topics of interest

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • International Development
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • Home Department
  • Afghanistan
  • Iran
  • Lebanon
  • Departmental Public Expenditure
  • Iran: Nuclear Power

Currently held offices

  • First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons
  • Member, Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
  • Member, Public Accounts Commission

Other offices held in the past

  • The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (12 May 2010 to 15 Jul 2014)
  • Shadow Foreign Secretary, Foreign Affairs (16 Dec 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, House of Lords Reform (Joint Committee) (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a very high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 30.37% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 41 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 2181 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Secondary royalty earnings in relation to a biography:
Payments from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, The Writers’ House, 13 Haydon St, London EC3N 1DB:
Payment of £140.84. No additional hours worked. (11 April 2014)
Secondary royalty earnings in relation to books already written (No additional hours worked):
Payments from AudioGO Ltd, St James House, The Square, Lower Bristol Rd, Bath BA2 3BH:
£65.19 received. (Registered 21 June 2013)
£425 received. (11 April 2014)
£425 received. (11 April 2014)
Received £45.35 from BBC Audiobooks, St James House, The Square, Lower Bristol Rd, Bath BA2 3BH (Registered 21 June 2013)
Advance on the renewal of an audio book. Payment from HarperCollins, 77-85 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8JB
                Payment of £205.00. No additional hours worked. (11 April 2014)
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
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.
Name of donor: The Travellers Club
Address of donor: 106 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EP.
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: honorary membership of the club (value: £1,440 per year for 2014)
Date of first receipt of donation: 12 July 2010
Date of acceptance of donation: 12 July 2010
Donor status: unincorporated association
(Registered 4 August 2010; updated 17 April 2013, updated 28 April 2014)
8. Land and Property
Residential leasehold property in London.
11. Miscellaneous
In my position as an Honorary Bencher at Lincoln’s Inn I have the use of the Inn’s facilities, including the dining room and library.

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