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Geoffrey William Hoon is a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Ashfield from 1992 to 2010. He is a former Defence Secretary, Transport Secretary, Leader of the House of Commons and Government Chief Whip.

The Right Honourable
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Secretary of State for Transport
In office
3 October 2008 – 5 June 2009
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Ruth Kelly
Succeeded by The Lord Adonis
Government Chief Whip
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury
In office
28 June 2007 – 3 October 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Jacqui Smith
Succeeded by Nick Brown
Minister for Europe
In office
5 May 2006 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Douglas Alexander
Succeeded by Jim Murphy
In office
28 July 1999 – 11 October 1999
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Joyce Quin
Succeeded by Keith Vaz
Leader of the House of Commons
Lord Privy Seal
In office
6 May 2005 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Deputy Phil Woolas
Nigel Griffiths
Preceded by Peter Hain
Succeeded by Jack Straw
Secretary of State for Defence
In office
11 October 1999 – 6 May 2005
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by George Robertson
Succeeded by John Reid
Minister of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
In office
9 May 1999 – 28 July 1999
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Derek Fatchett
Succeeded by Peter Hain
Member of Parliament
for Ashfield
In office
10 April 1992 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by Frank Haynes
Succeeded by Gloria De Piero
Personal details
Born (1953-12-06) 6 December 1953 (age 63)
Derby, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Elaine Dumelow
Alma mater Jesus College, Cambridge
Religion Anglicanism

Geoffrey William Hoon (born 6 December 1953) is a British politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ashfield from 1992 to 2010. He is a former Defence Secretary, Transport Secretary, Leader of the House of Commons and Government Chief Whip.

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Tony Blair on Jeff Hoon - Dead Ringers - BBC comedy

Kirsty Wark interviews Tony Blair on the Jeff Hoon story. Funny spoof from BBC comedy impressions sketch show 'Dead Ringers'.