"Robert Finlayson "Robin" Cook" was a British Labour Party (UK)/Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Livingston (UK Parliament constituency)/Livingston from United Kingdom general election, 1983/1983 until his death, and served in Blair ministry/the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs/Foreign Secretary from United Kingdom general election, 1997/1997 to United Kingdom general election, 2001/2001.

He studied at the University of Edinburgh before becoming a Member of Parliament for Edinburgh Central (Scottish Parliament constituency)/Edinburgh Central in 1974. In parliament of the united kingdom/parliament he was noted for his debating ability which saw his rise through the political ranks and ultimately to Blair ministry/the Cabinet.

He resignation/resigned from his positions as Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons on 17 March 2003 in protest against the 2003 invasion of Iraq/invasion of Iraq. At the time of his death, he was President of the Foreign Policy Centre and a vice-president of the America All Party Parliamentary Group and the Global Security and Non-Proliferation All Party Parliamentary Group.

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