British Conservative politician who was appointed First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in 2010. He served as the Leader of the Conservative Party during the late 1990s and early 2000s.
He studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Magdalen College, Oxford and was president of the Oxford University Conservative Association.
He gave a controversial speech in 2001 that alleged that Britain was becoming a "foreign land" and that a Conservative Party government was needed to ensure the country's well-being.
He married Ffion Jenkins in 1997.
He was appointed Secretary of State by British Prime Minister David Cameron.