Jeremy Richard Strinsham Hunt (Eng. Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt) - British politician, member of the Conservative Party, former British Foreign Secretary. Minister of Health in the first and second cabinets of David Cameron, and in the first and second cabinets of Theresa May.
Place of Birth. Education. Jeremy Hunt was born on November 1, 1966 in London, he is the eldest son of Admiral Sir Nicholas Hunt, who from 1985 to 1987 was Commander of the British Navy - one of the highest ranks in the British Navy.
Jeremy graduated from Charterhouse School. He studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford University and then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with honors. At the same time, David Cameron and Boris Johnson studied at Oxford. He was an active member of the Oxford Conservative Association and in 1987 was elected its president.
Career. After university, Hunt worked for about two years as a management consultant for OC&C Strategy Consultants.
Worked as an English teacher in Japan.
Upon his return to the UK, he tried his hand at various business ventures, including an unsuccessful attempt to export marmalade to Japan.
In the 1990s, a company he founded to collect information on educational courses brought in 14 million pounds.
Political career. In 2005, Hunt was elected to the House of Commons in the constituency South West Surrey, enlisting the support of 50.4% of voters. In the 2010 elections, he won with a score of 58.9% of the vote.
In December 2005, he was appointed in the shadow Conservative government to the position of Assistant Minister of Health for the Disabled, and in July 2007 became the Shadow Minister of Culture, Media and Sports.
On May 12, 2010, Jeremy Hunt received the portfolio of Minister of Culture, Media and Sports in Cameron's first cabinet with authority to prepare for the Olympic Games.
On September 4, 2012, Hunt took over as Minister of Health.
In 2015, following the results of the parliamentary elections, Hunt again won in his traditional constituency, receiving 59.9% of the vote against 9.9% from the strongest of the rivals, the representative of the Independence Party, Mark Webber.
On July 13, 2016, David Cameron resigned as prime minister in connection with the outcome of the referendum on Britain's membership in the European Union, in which the British voted for the UK to leave the EU. Cameron's successor was British Home Secretary Theresa May, in her cabinet, Hunt retained the position of Minister of Health.
On July 9, 2018, he was appointed British Foreign Secretary following the departure of Boris Johnson.
On July 23, 2019, he lost the election of the leader of the Conservative Party to Boris Johnson, gaining about half as many votes: 46,656.
Family. Married. Hunt's wife, Lucia Guo, is from Xi'an, China. They got married in July 2009 and have a son and two daughters.
October 29, 2023