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William Hague on his new role following cabinet reshuffle

William Hague has stood down as foreign secretary, but will stay in the cabinet as Leader of the Commons, Downing Street has said.

Mr Hague is to leave Parliament at the 2015 general election after 26 years as MP for Richmond, North Yorkshire.

Speaking after the announcement, Mr Hague said he was looking forward to helping his party win the 2015 general election, after nine years travelling the world as foreign secretary and shadow foreign secretary.

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