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William Hague quits as foreign secretary in cabinet reshuffle

14 July 2014 Last updated at 22:50 BST

William Hague is to stand down as foreign secretary, and 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, Yorkshire.

As part of a significant ministerial reshuffle, veteran Conservative MP Ken Clarke has also stepped down.

Mr Clarke, who first became an MP in 1970, attended cabinet as minister without portfolio.

Nick Robinson reports.