Jeremy Hunt Biography
Jeremy Hunt, born Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt is a Conservative Party politician from Britain. He is the current British Foreign Secretary and MP for South West Surrey.
Hunt identifies as a one-nation conservative. He has been associated with both economic and socially liberal policies. The Financial Times has called him a ‘metropolitan liberal’.
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Hunt was elected at the 2005 general election, becoming South West Surrey constituency MP. He was appointed Shadow Minister for Disabled People in December of 2005. On the 2nd of July in 2007, during David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle, he joined the Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport. He was appointed the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport after the general election of 2010. On the 13th of May in 2010, he was appointed a Privy Councillor.
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Following a cabinet reshuffle on the 4th of September in 2012, he was appointed Health Secretary. There was concern about his appointment to such a sensitive post as his views on abortion and homoeopathy made him a controversial figure. He asked the Chief Medical Officer in 2014 to review three homoeopathic studies carried out by the French manufacturer of homoeopathic products, Boiron. He, however, denied being a supporter during a September 2014 radio interview with LBC.
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In an October 2012 interview with The Times, he stated his support for reducing the abortion limit from 24 to 12 weeks. He announced his plans to charge foreign nationals for using the NHS medical cover in June of 2013.
Jeremy Hunt Brexit
At first, he supported the remain of Britain in the European Union during the 2016 referendum. Jeremy suggested a second referendum after the result supporting Brexit was announced. He personally backed the exit deal in which the UK would stay in the single market. He changed his mind in 2017 and became a Brexit supporter. Butt cited the arrogance of the EU Commission as one of the factors that changed his mind. He expressed his fears in July of 2018 that UK would come out of the EU minus a deal. He stated that this would challenge the UK economically and would lead to poor relations with other nations.
The Daily Telegraph interviewed him in December of 2018, where he stated that the UK would flourish and prosper with or without a deal. This was in spite of his support of the Brexit withdrawal agreement brought forward by Theresa May.
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Hunt rebuked by European commission’s chief spokesman, Margaritis Schinas after Soviet prison comparison. He made the remarks in the Conservative party conference in Birmingham where he compared the European Union to the Soviet Union.
Jeremy Hunt Age
He was born on the 1st of November 1966. He was 53 years old as of 2019.
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He was born in Kennington in London. He was born to Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt and Meriel Given. His father was a commander in the Royal Navy who worked in the Ministry of Defence. His mother, Meriel, was a daughter to Major Henry Cooke Givan. He is a descendant to Sir Streynsham Master, founder of the East India Company. Jeremy is a distant relative to Queen Elizabeth. He has a younger brother named Charles.
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He married his wife, Lucia Guo in 2009. She comes from Xi’an in Chian. The two met in 2008, while she was working at Warwick University. He is older than her by 11 years. The couple has three children, a son and two daughters. His daughters are Eleanor and Anna Hunt. His son is named Jack Hunt.
Jeremy Hunt Business
Jeremy was a teacher in Japan. While living in Japan, he set up two successful businesses. His first business was a marketing consultancy firm that was based on the technology field. He built up the company alongside his partner to up to 27 people before leaving it to start up his second business. His partner eventually sold the business to the Farnham-based Whiteoaks consultancy.
Jeremy set up his second business Hotcourses, a publishing firm. Hotcourse was founded on a belive that there was an opportunity for a publisher to produce guide books to help students who wish to study abroad. Jeremy first guide was in Japanese which was designed to help Japanese students choose the right school or college in the UK.
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The company is today’s the UK’s largest publisher of guides and websites to help people find the right course or college. Hotcourses currently publishes in 8 languages and employs over 200 people. It also has a foundation that funds education for children affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
Since Jeremy was elected as a Member of Parliament, he stepped aside from all management responsibilities in the company he set up in order to focus on his parliamentary duties.
As per the Daily Telegraph report, Hunt had reduced his tax bill by over £100,000 by receiving dividends from Hotcourses in the form of property which was promptly leased back to the company in April 2012. He received the dividend in specie just before a 10% rise in dividend tax and Hunt was not required to pay stamp duty on the property.
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Hunt voted for equal gay rights. The vote means that homosexual people would have the same rights as heterosexuals including, for example, the ability to marry, an equal age of consent, and the right to adopt and make discrimination on the basis sexual orientation to be illegal.
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Jeremy Hunt walks out of Boris Johnson’s cabinet after turning down defence post
The former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has quit the government after rejecting a move to the defence secretary, telling Boris Johnson he would not take sacked Penny Mordaunt’s job.
The former Tory leadership contender, who lost out to Mr Johnson by a margin of two-to-one on Tuesday in the race to succeed Theresa May, said that he would have been willing to stay on as foreign secretary.
But he rejected demotion to the defence secretary, a role which Ms Mordaunt had held for less than three months before her dismissal by the new PM.
His departure comes despite him announcing shortly after his defeat in the leadership race that Mr Johnson would make “a great prime minister”
Mr Hunt had served on the Tory frontbenches since 2005 and was a fixture in the cabinet throughout the Conservative-led governments of David Cameron and Theresa May.
A slew of his supporters from the leadership race, including prominent Brexiteer Liam Fox, was also removed from the government.
Mr Hunt said: “I would have been honoured to carry on my work at the Foreign Office, but understand the need for a new PM to choose his team.
“Boris Johnson kindly offered me another role but after nine years in Cabinet and over 300 cabinet meetings, now is the time to return to backbenches from where the PM will have my full support.”
Mr Hunt said he now intended to be a “good dad” to his three children, all of whom had been born during his stint in the cabinet.
He said he was “truly humbled” to have received the votes of one-third of Conservative members in the leadership race.
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