Robin Cook

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The Right Honourable
Robin Cook
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord President of the Council
In office
8 June 2001 – 17 March 2003
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Margaret Beckett
Succeeded by John Reid
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
In office
2 May 1997 – 8 June 2001
Preceded by Malcolm Rifkind
Succeeded by Jack Straw
Member of Parliament
for Edinburgh Central
In office
28 February 1974 – 9 June 1983
Preceded by Thomas Oswald
Succeeded by Alexander Fletcher
Member of Parliament
for Livingston
In office
9 June 1983 – 6 August 2005
Preceded by (new constituency)
Succeeded by Jim Devine
Personal details
Born 28 February 1946(1946-02-28)
Bellshill, Scotland
Died 6 August 2005(2005-08-06) (aged 59)
Inverness, Scotland
Political party Labour

Robin Cook (28 February 1946 – 6 August 2005) was a politician in the British Labour Party. He was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2001. He resigned from the cabinet in 2003 in protest after the Invasion of Iraq.

Shortly after becoming Foreign Secretary, he left his wife, Margaret, to live with Gaynor Regan, his secretary.

He died of heart disease whilst on a walking holiday in the Highlands.

Cook was an atheist.[1]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Mourners' funeral tribute to Cook