Jeremy Hunt

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Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt MP (born November 1, 1966) is an English politician. He was born in Kennington, London. He is the Member of Parliament for South West Surrey was the Secretary of State for Health from 2012 - 2018. He was first elected in the 2005 general election.

In July 2018 Hunt became the Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson resigned from the government. [1]

He gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford. He is a member of the Conservative Party.

He was appointed as a Privy Counsellor on 13 May 2010.[2]

On 24 May 2019, Hunt announced his campaign to run for Leader of the Conservative Party in the 2019 election.[3] On 20 June, Hunt and Boris Johnson became the final two candidates in the contest.[4] He lost the election to Johnson on 22 July. He later quit as Foreign Secretary.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jeremy Hunt is the new Foreign Secretary". The Independent. 9 July 2018.
  2. "Privy Council appointments, 13 May 2010". Privy Council. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  3. "VIDEO: Jeremy Hunt confirms Tory leadership bid at Haslemere Festival". Farnham Herald. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  4. "Johnson and Hunt left in Tory leader race". BBC News. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 20 June 2019.