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Robin Cook
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Born in Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Born on 28th of February 1946
Died on 6th of August 2005

Born 1946. Died 2005 - Scottish Labour politician.

Educated at Edinburgh University. Teacher before entering politics as town councillor then MP for Edinburgh Central (1974-83). Spokesman on health and social security (1987), Trade and Industry (1989) and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1994). Entered Labour Cabinet of 1997 as Foreign Secretary. Became Leader of House of Commons in 2001, quit in protest over war in Iraq. Died on walking holiday in north west Scotland.

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