Man of the Year Award 2015
Lord Hague of Richmond
Winner Lord Hague of Richmond presented by Paul Theakston, Chairman of Black Sheep Brewery.
William Hague was born and brought up in Rotherham, and served as the Member of Parliament for Richmond for 26 years. In that time he served as Secretary of State for Wales, Leader of the Conservative Party, Foreign Secretary and Leader of the House of Commons. He has written two critically acclaimed political biographies, led the negotiations with the Liberal Democrats that created the Coalition Government in 2010, launched an initiative with Angelina Jolie Pitt to prevent sexual violence in conflict, and chairs a Taskforce under the patronage of the Duke of Cambridge to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. William has always been passionate about the Yorkshire Dales and is a great admirer of its pubs, farms, sheep, and beer.