Member of Parliament
for Richmond (Yorks)
Shadow Foreign Secretary and Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet
William was born in Rotherham on 26 March 1961. He was educated at Wath-on-Dearne Comprehensive School in Rotherham, Magdalen College, Oxford and INSEAD Business School, France. Whilst at Oxford, he was President of the Union and of the University Conservative Association.
Before entering Parliament, he worked for Shell UK and McKinsey & Co. William married Ffion Jenkins in December 1997.
William has been the Member for Richmond, Yorkshire since 1989.
Whilst in Government, William was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Norman Lamont MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1990-93; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the DSS from 1993-94; and Minister of State, DSS (with responsibility for Social Security and Disabled People) from 1994-95. He joined the Cabinet in 1995 as Secretary of State for Wales.
He served as Leader of the Conservative Party from 1997 to 2001. When Leader, he was elected Chairman of the International Democrat Union, the global alliance of Conservative, Christian Democrat and like-minded parties; he is currently the Assistant Chairman of the IDU.
In December 2005, he was appointed Shadow Foreign Secretary and Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet.
Contact WilliamEmail: email@example.com
Telephone: 01609 772060
Fax: 01609 774339
Postal Address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what decisions were reached at the 16 April meeting of the diplomatic political directors of China, the United States, Russia,...
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on investments in Iranian oil and gas; and if he will make a statement.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of British nationals resident in Zimbabwe.
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