JEREMY HUNT replaced Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary when he announced his resignation.

Could he be the one to replace him as Prime Minister too? Get to know Tory MP Jeremy Hunt.

Who is the new Foreign Secretary?

Jeremy Hunt was confirmed as the Foreign Secretary after having talks with Theresa May at No 10.

Unlike Johnson, Mr Hunt – who born on November 1, 1966 – backed Remain in the Brexit referendum.

The longest-serving Health Secretary in British history is seen as having higher ambitions and considered a leadership bid following David Cameron's resignation in 2016.

After several years of battles with the NHS, and in particular an acrimonious relationship with junior doctors which saw them go on strike, Mr Hunt was open to a new role.

He secured an increase in funding for the NHS to coincide with its 70th anniversary and may view now as a good time to leave the Department of Health and head to the Foreign Office.

Before joining the politics scene, Jeremy Hunt worked for two years as a management consultant with OC&C Strategy Consultants, before he moved to Japan and became an English teacher there.

He returned to Britain and tried to pursue several business ventures before pursuing a politician career in 2005.

He is now also the chairman of two committees, the Health and Social Care Committee and the Liaison Committee.

What roles has Jeremy Hunt worked in?

In 2005, Jeremy Hunt entered a committee and an opposition post.

He became a Shadows Minister in the Department for Work and Pensions on May 10 and also was part of the International Development Committee on July 12.

In 2007, he left the the Work and Pensions Department to become Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport while also being Shadow Deputy to the Prime Minister.

He was then in the Government from 2010 as the main Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

He then left that department to spend six years as the Secretary of State for Health.

He also worked within the department of Health and Social Care before moving to become the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in 2018.



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Is Jeremy Hunt running for Prime Minister?

Hunt was already close to the Prime Minister position in 2019, when Theresa May resigned.

He lost to Boris Johnson and in 2022 he confirmed that he will be bidding to run again.

Hunt told the Sunday Telegraph that he entered the race once again "because we have to restore trust, grow the economy, and win the next election."

He added: "Those are the three things that have to happen and I believe I can do that."

Is Jeremy Hunt married and does he have children?

Jeremy Hunt has been married to Lucia Guo – from China – since July 2009.

Together they had a son and two daughters.

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