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Jeremy Hunt (Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt) was born on 1 November, 1966 in Kennington, London, United Kingdom, is a British politician. Discover Jeremy Hunt’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 54 years old?
|Popular As||Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt|
|Age||54 years old|
|Born||1 November 1966|
|Birthplace||Kennington, London, United Kingdom|
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His wife is Lucia Hunt (m. 2009)
|Parents||Nicholas HuntMeriel Givan|
|Wife||Lucia Hunt (m. 2009)|
|Children||Eleanor Hunt, Anna Hunt, Jack Hunt|
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|Net Worth in 2020||$1 Million – $5 Million|
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Timeline of Jeremy Hunt
Hunt was elected as the new chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee in January 2020, succeeding Sarah Wollaston who lost her seat in the general election. In February 2020, Hunt called for an inquiry into the National Health Service after the publishing of many reports regarding infant mortality in NHS hospitals.
After university Hunt worked for two years as a management consultant at OC&C Strategy Consultants, and then became an English language teacher in Japan. In April 2019, he has delivered a whistle-stop explanation of Brexit in Japanese to Japanese students during a visit to Hibiya High School in Tokyo.
In February 2019, whilst on a Brexit related visit to Ljubljana, Hunt caused anger by congratulating his hosts on “making really remarkable transformation from a Soviet vassal state to a modern European democracy.” In fact Slovenia, as part of Yugoslavia, had previously been non-aligned.
In February 2019, Hunt urged Germany to lift ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which has been waging the war on Yemen since March 2015, and warned that Germans are risking “a loss of confidence in Germany’s credibility as a partner”, though he also admitted: “Over 80,000 children [in Yemen] have died of starvation, there are about a quarter of a million people starving at the moment, and around 20 million people don’t have food security – they don’t know whether they’re going to be able to get the food they need in the days ahead.” Andrew Smith, of Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), said that Hunt “played an utterly central and complicit role in arming and supporting the Saudi-led destruction of Yemen.”
In April 2019, Hunt condemned the United States for recognising Israel’s 1981 annexation of the Golan Heights, saying: “We should never recognise the annexation of territory by force. (…) We want Israel to be a success and we consider them to be a great friend but on this we do not agree.”
Following the April 2019 arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, Hunt thanked the Ecuadorean President Lenín Moreno for his cooperation.
In June 2019, Hunt stated that he shares the U.S. government’s assessment that Iran is to blame for two attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
Hunt announced his campaign to become the leader of the Conservative Party on 3 May 2019, following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May. On 20 June 2019, he was named one of the final two candidates. Hunt was defeated by Boris Johnson, having secured only one third of the vote.
In October 2019 he founded Patient Safety Watch, a charity which seeks to establish data to report on patient safety and harm in care, continuing the work on safety he started as Health Secretary. He chairs the organisation and said he planned to invest considerable sums of money into it.
Hunt held his seat at the December 2019 general election.
He served as Secretary of State for Health, later Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, from 2012 until 2018. He oversaw the imposition of a controversial new junior doctors’ contract in England after the failure of negotiations. During the dispute, junior doctors undertook multiple strikes, the first such industrial action for 40 years. Hunt was re-appointed Health Secretary in the May Government; with an additional portfolio of social care in England in January 2018. On 3 June 2018, Hunt became the longest-serving Health Secretary in British political history. The following month, he was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, following the resignation of Boris Johnson over the Chequers Agreement. He resigned following Johnson’s election as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister on 24 July 2019.
In July 2018, Hunt expressed fears over the UK potentially leaving the EU without a deal. He said that it would be “incredibly challenging economically” and that “It would lead to a fissure in relations which would be highly damaging for that great partnership that we have had for so many years, which has been so important in sustaining the international order.” In a December 2018 interview with the Daily Telegraph, he suggested the UK would “flourish and prosper” even without a deal, although he continued to back the Brexit withdrawal agreement proposed by Theresa May. In March 2019 he stated that a “lot more work” was needed to get MPs to back May’s deal but there were “encouraging signs” that progress was being made.
In April 2018, The Daily Telegraph revealed that Hunt breached anti-money laundering legislation by failing to declare his 50 per cent interest in a property firm to Companies House within the required 28 days. Hunt also failed to disclose his interest in the property firm on the Parliamentary Register of Members’ interests within the required 28 days. Hunt later rectified the error. A spokesman for Hunt said that Hunt’s “accountant made an error in the Companies House filing, which was a genuine oversight.” In response, a spokesman for Downing Street agreed with the Cabinet Office that there was no breach of the ministerial code. The Labour Party referred Hunt to the parliamentary commissioner for standards. The Guardian revealed that Hunt was able to buy seven luxury flats at Alexandra Wharf, Southampton, with the help of a bulk discount from property developer and Conservative donor Nicholas James Roach.
Hunt was appointed Foreign Secretary in July 2018 following the resignation of Boris Johnson. Hunt said “My principal job at a time of massive importance for our country is to stand four square behind the Prime Minister so that we can get through an agreement with the European Union based on what was agreed by the Cabinet last week at Chequers.”
Hunt has supported the Saudi Arabian-led military intervention in Yemen and described Saudi Arabia as a “very, very important military ally”. In August 2018, Hunt defended Britain’s alliance with Saudi Arabia after a bomb dropped on a school bus in Yemen killed 51 people, including 40 children, although he said he was “deeply shocked” at the deaths.
In July 2018, Hunt visited China and met China’s foreign minister Wang Yi. Hunt said that the “UK-China Strategic Dialogue is an important opportunity to intensify our cooperation on shared challenges in international affairs, ranging from global free trade to non-proliferation and environmental challenges, under the UK-China Global Partnership and ‘Golden Era’ for UK-China relations”.
On 23 August 2018, Hunt met U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss the ‘threat’ from Russia and Iran.
During the September 2018 Conservative conference, Hunt likened the European Union to the former USSR, saying: “It was the Soviet Union that stopped people leaving. The lesson from history is clear: If you turn the EU club into a prison, the desire to get out won’t diminish.” This comment was strongly criticised.
In October 2018, Hunt criticised the Xinjiang re-education camps and human rights abuses against the Uyghur Muslim minority in China, saying: “British diplomats who visited Xinjiang have confirmed that reports of mass internment camps for Uighur Muslims were ‘broadly true’.”
In November 2018, Hunt threatened the United Arab Emirates with “serious diplomatic consequences” after it sentenced British research student Matthew Hedges to life in prison for allegedly spying for the UK. Hunt said that the verdict “is not what we expect from a friend and trusted partner of the United Kingdom and runs contrary to earlier assurances”. Hedges was released at the end of November, after intense negotiations.
Hunt supported Britain remaining in the European Union (EU) in the 2016 referendum. After the result which supported Brexit was announced, Hunt suggested a second referendum on the terms of any exit deal with him personally backing one in which the UK would stay in the Single Market. In 2017 he stated that he had changed his mind, and now supported Brexit, citing the “arrogance of the EU Commission” in responding to the UK government in the Brexit negotiations.
In 2016, Hunt called for a reduction in the number of foreign doctors working in the NHS after the UK left the EU. At the Conservative Party Conference later in the month, Hunt pledged, by 2025, the NHS would be “self-sufficient in doctors”. He announced an increase of up to 1,500 extra places at medical schools in the UK in 2018, with it being partly funded by an increase in international medical student fees. Hunt also stated UK medical students would be forced to work in the NHS for at least four years or have to repay the cost of their training, around £220,000.
In January 2016, Hunt was criticised by stroke doctors for using out-of-date data to show stroke patients were more likely to die if admitted at weekends. They wrote there had been significant improvements since 2004–12, when Hunt’s data came from, and new data showed there was “no longer any excess of hospital deaths in patients with stroke admitted at the weekend.” Stroke specialist David Curtis said even the outdated statistics did not support Hunt’s claims. In February, a leaked internal report by the Department of Health stated the department was unable to prove a link between increased consultant presence, availability of diagnostic tests, and reducing weekend mortality and length of stay. It highlighted the seven-day NHS could cost an additional £900 million each year, required the recruitment of 11,000 more staff including 4,000 doctors and 3,000 nurses, and community and social services could struggle to handle more discharges at the weekend.
In May 2016, another study also concluded there was no evidence people were more likely to die in hospitals at the weekend. In August, internal Department of Health risk management documents were leaked. They described 13 major risks in delivering the “truly seven-day NHS” pledge promised by the Conservatives prior to the 2015 general election. These included a lack of staff and funding for the policy. The documents also stated no advance impact assessments had been made to show how the policy would affect the delivery of NHS services. Chief executive of NHS Providers Chris Hopson described the seven-day NHS plan as “impossible to deliver” due to a lack of funding and staffing. He also highlighted pressures on the NHS with 80% of acute hospitals in England in financial deficit compared to 5% in 2013 and an increase of missed A&E waiting time targets from 10% to 90% in the same time period. In May 2016, a report by the House of Commons public accounts committee criticised Hunt’s plan for a seven-day NHS, saying “no coherent attempt” had made to understand staffing needs, the plan was “completely uncosted”, and contained “serious flaws”.
An agreement was not reached by the junior doctors committee’s 4 January 2016 deadline, so the BMA announced a strike would go ahead. The first day of strike action was in January 2016 and involved junior doctors only providing emergency care. Hunt said it was “unnecessary”, patients could be put at risk and many junior doctors had “ignored” the strike call and worked anyway. The BMA responded saying many junior doctors were in work maintaining emergency care as planned. A second day of strike action occurred in February 2016 where doctors again provided only emergency care.
In February 2016, Hunt was polled as the “most disliked” frontline British politician. He acknowledged there would be “considerable dismay” and announced an urgent inquiry led by Academy of Medical Royal Colleges chair Susan Bailey into junior doctors’ morale and welfare. The Academy Trainee Doctors’ Group voted unanimously not to participate in the review under the offered terms. He said he had lessons to learn but denied any personal responsibility for the dispute.
In July 2015, Hunt became the subject of the first petition on a new UK government website to reach the threshold of 100,000 signatures required for a petition to be considered for debate in Parliament. The petition called for a debate on a vote of “No Confidence” in Hunt as Health Secretary, and ultimately recorded 222,991 signatures leading to a debate on the motion being scheduled in September 2015. However, the Petitions Committee would not have had the power to initiate a vote of no confidence so instead debated the contracts and conditions of NHS staff.
In 2015, an undercover Daily Telegraph investigation showed that in some cases locum agencies, Medicare and Team24 owned by Capita were charging some hospitals higher fees than others and giving false company details. The agencies were charging up to 49% of the fee. Hunt criticised those who sought “big profits” at the expense of the NHS and taxpayers and promised to “reduce the margins rip-off agencies are able to generate.”
In July 2015, Hunt indicated he would be prepared to impose a new consultant contract on doctors in England which would remove the opt out for non-emergency work at weekends to prevent “about 6,000 avoidable deaths” resulting from “Monday to Friday culture” in the NHS and to reintroduce “a sense of vocation” in consultants. The comments angered doctors who responded by sharing photographs of themselves working at weekends via social media using the hashtag #ImInWorkJeremy. Hunt was criticised by statisticians David Spiegelhalter and David Craven, BMA council chair Mark Porter and Shadow Health Secretary Heidi Alexander for his claims not merely misrepresenting the facts but potentially causing patients to delay hospitals visits and put themselves at risk. His critics described the Hunt Effect where patients who needed medical attention at a weekend had been deterred from doing so because they were persuaded it would be better to wait until a Monday.
In October 2015, Hunt was accused by the editor of The BMJ Fiona Godlee of repeatedly misrepresenting a study published in the journal on the weekend effect. He had used the study as evidence when stating reduced staffing levels of doctors at weekends directly led to 11,000 excess deaths. Godlee asserted the study’s authors did not specify the excess deaths were avoidable or staffing levels were the cause. The lead author of the study Nick Freemantle stated they did not identify a cause for excess deaths or establish the extent to which they were avoidable. Co-author NHS Medical Director Bruce Keogh in response to Hunt’s comments in October stated “It is not possible to ascertain the extent to which these excess deaths may be preventable”.
Under Hunt, the Department of Health announced they would impose new junior doctors’ contracts in England which would extend “normal hours” for which doctors would not be paid a premium while increasing their basic pay in a move Hunt said would be cost neutral. In September 2015, the British Medical Association (BMA) said they would not re-enter negotiations unless Hunt dropped his threat to impose the contract and they balloted their members for industrial action. They argued the contract would include an increase in working hours with a relative pay cut of up to 40%. Many junior doctors said they would leave the NHS if the contract was forced through.
Hunt tried reassuring the BMA no junior doctor would face a pay cut, before admitting those who worked longer than 56 hours a week would face a fall in pay but said working these long hours was unsafe. In November 2015, he said he would offer a basic pay increase of 11%, but still removing compensation for longer hours. In response, BMA junior doctors committee chair Johann Malawana requested further details of the offer and said “The increase in basic pay would be offset by changes to pay for unsocial hours, devaluing the vital work junior doctors do at evenings and weekends.”
On 19 November 2015, the result of a BMA strike ballot was announced, with 98% voting for full strike action. After the results were announced, BMA council chair Mark Porter appealed to the health secretary to resume negotiations facilitated by Acas. Hunt agreed to discussions overseen by Acas and withdrew his threat to impose a new contract without agreement, and the first day of strike action was called off hours before it was due to start, which was too late to avoid some disruption.
In March 2014, Hunt announced the government would not give a recommended 1% pay rise to NHS non-medical staff receiving progression pay (around 55% of total non-medical staff). Following a pre-election report in April 2015 that hospital chiefs shared an average 6% pay rise totalling £35 million, Hunt promised to investigate if the Conservatives won the election.
Hunt appeared before the Leveson inquiry on 31 May 2012, when it emerged that Hunt had himself been in text and private email contact with James Murdoch. Journalist Iain Martin claimed that at a 2010 event held at UCL which Murdoch attended he saw Hunt hide behind a tree to avoid being seen by journalists: “I wandered back into the party and ran into one of the organisers. The Culture Secretary is out there hiding behind a tree, I said. We know, came the response, but he doesn’t want to come in because all the media correspondents are here.” Hunt later told the Leveson Inquiry that “I thought, this is not the time to have an impromptu interview, so I moved to a different part of the quadrangle…there may or may not have been trees!”
In April 2012, the Daily Telegraph disclosed that 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. The dividend in specie was paid just before a 10% rise in dividend tax and Hunt was not required to pay stamp duty on the property.
Hunt was appointed Health Secretary in the 2012 British cabinet reshuffle, succeeding Andrew Lansley. During his tenure, Hunt pursued ambitious reforms to address patient safety, regional variations in premature deaths, health tourism and A&E waiting times. He oversaw increased spending on the NHS but was criticised for controversial reforms, manipulating figures and increased privatisation. He has said he is in favour of reducing the abortion limit from 24 weeks to 12 weeks. He has also been known to have supported homoeopathy but has denied personally being a supporter unless recommended to patients by a doctor.
In 2012, Hunt attempted to downgrade casualty and maternity units in Lewisham. Hunt stated the cuts were necessary because neighbouring South London Healthcare NHS Trust had been losing more than £1m every week. But a campaign led by GP Dr Louise Irvine defeated Hunt in court in 2012 on this issue, with the judge ruling that Hunt acted outside his powers when he announced casualty and maternity units at Lewisham Hospital would be downgraded.
Hunt was consequently given the quasi-judicial power to adjudicate over the News Corporation takeover bid for BSkyB. Hunt chose not to refer the deal to the Competition Commission, announcing on 3 March 2011 that he intended to accept a series of undertakings given by News Corporation, paving the way for the deal to be approved. Following a series of scandals concerning phone hacking, a House of Commons motion was planned that called on News Corporation to abandon the bid. The bid was eventually dropped. Hunt was alleged to have had improper contact with News Corp. Emails released to the Leveson Inquiry detailed contacts between Hunt’s special advisor Adam Smith and Frédéric Michel, News Corp’s director of public affairs and therefore a lobbyist for James Murdoch. The revelations led to calls from the Labour opposition and others for Hunt’s resignation. Smith, Hunt’s special adviser, resigned on 25 April shortly before Hunt made an emergency parliamentary statement in which he said that Smith’s contact with Michel was “clearly not appropriate”. Hunt said Lord Justice Leveson should be able to investigate and rule on the accusations and requested the earliest date possible to give evidence to the Inquiry to set out his side of the story.
In September 2010, The Observer reported “raised eyebrows” when Hunt’s former parliamentary assistant, Naomi Gummer, was given a job within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on a fixed-term civil service contract after Hunt had proposed departmental cuts of 35–50 per cent. The head of the Public and Commercial Services Union questioned Hunt’s motives saying, “Political independence of the civil service is a fundamental part of our democracy and we would be deeply concerned if this was being put at risk by nepotism and privilege.” Gummer is the daughter of a Conservative life peer, Lord Chadlington, who was a director of Hotcourses between 2000 and 2004.
In June 2010, Hunt attracted controversy for suggesting football hooliganism played a part in the death of 96 football fans in the Hillsborough disaster; when it has been established that a lack of police control and the presence of terraces and perimeter fences were the causes of the tragedy. Margaret Aspinall, chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said of Hunt’s comments: “I am very angry that he has shown such ignorance of the facts. He is an absolute disgrace.” Hunt later apologised saying: “I know that fan unrest played no part in the terrible events of April 1989 and I apologise to Liverpool fans and the families of those killed and injured in the Hillsborough disaster if my comments caused any offence.”
In 2009, Hunt was investigated by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. The commissioner found: “Mr Hunt was in breach of the rules in not reducing his claims on the Additional Costs Allowance in that period to take full account of his agent’s living costs. As a result, public funds provided a benefit to the constituency agent … Mr Hunt received no real financial benefit from the arrangement and that the error was caused by his misinterpretation of the rules.”
Hunt’s wife, Lucia Guo, comes from Xi’an. Hunt first met Guo in 2008 when she was working at Warwick University recruiting Chinese students for the university. Hunt is 11 years older than Guo. They married in July 2009 and have a son and two daughters; Guo and the three children are low-profile and rarely appear in public.
After supporting David Cameron’s bid for leadership of the Conservative Party, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Disabled People in December 2005. In the same year, he was a co-author of a policy pamphlet Direct Democracy: An Agenda For A New Model Party which included statements supporting denationalising the NHS and suggested replacing it with “universal insurance”. Hunt later denied that the policy pamphlet expresses his views. In David Cameron’s reshuffle of 2 July 2007, Hunt joined the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. When the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats formed a coalition following the 2010 general election, Hunt was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport (combining the roles of leading the Department for Culture, Media and Sport with that of Minister for the Olympics). He was consequently appointed a Privy Councillor on 13 May 2010. He has been characterised as a “metropolitan liberal” by the Financial Times and he campaigned to remain in the 2016 EU referendum.
The son of a senior officer in the Royal Navy, Hunt was born in Kennington and studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford University Conservative Association. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 2005, and was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Disabled People and later as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Hunt served in the Cameron Government as Culture Secretary and Minister for the Olympics from 2010 to 2012, where he led the drive for local TV, resulting in Ofcom awarding local TV broadcasting licences in respect of several cities and towns. Hunt also oversaw the 2012 London Olympics, which received widespread acclaim.
Hunt was elected at the 2005 general election, after the previous Conservative MP Virginia Bottomley was created a life peeress. He was elected to represent the constituency of South West Surrey with a majority of 5,711.
Hunt’s offer to repay half the money (£9,558.50) was accepted. Hunt repaid £1,996 for claiming the expenses of his Farnham home while claiming the mortgage of his Hammersmith home. The commissioner said: “Mr Hunt has readily accepted that he was in error, and in breach of the rules of the House, in making a claim for utilities and other services on his Farnham home in the period during which it was still his main home. He has repaid the sum claimed, £1,996, in full. It is clear that, as a new Member in May 2005, his office arrangements were at best disorganised.” The Legg Report showed no other issues.
Hunt co-authored a 2005 book calling for the NHS “to be replaced by a new system of health provision in which people would pay money into personal health accounts, which they could then use to shop around for care from public and private providers. Those who could not afford to save enough would be funded by the state.” After becoming Health Secretary, Hunt declared patient choice was not key to improving NHS performance, in a major break from a policy favoured by Conservative and Labour governments over the previous 12 years. He stated that “there are natural monopolies in healthcare, where patient choice is never going to drive change”. Hunt later also defended the universal coverage provided by the NHS against US President Donald Trump, saying “NHS may have challenges but I’m proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage – where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance”.
On his return to Britain he tried his hand at a number of different entrepreneurial business ventures, with three failed start-ups including an attempt to export marmalade to Japan. In 1991, Hunt co-founded a public relations agency named Profile PR specialising in IT with Mike Elms, a childhood friend. Hunt and Elms later sold their interest in Profile PR to concentrate on directory publishing.
Hunt had been interested in creating a ‘guide to help people who want to study rather than just travel abroad’ and, together with Elms, founded a company known as Hotcourses in the 1990s, a major client of which is the British Council. Hunt stood down as director of the company in 2009; however, he still retained 48% of the shares in the company, which were held in a blind trust before Hotcourses was sold in January 2017 for over £30 million to Australian education organisation IDP Education. He personally gained over £14 million from the sale and in doing so became the richest Cabinet member.
Hunt speaks Japanese, having studied the language for two years while working in Japan as an English language teacher in the 1990s.
Hunt was educated at Charterhouse where he was Head of School. He then read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford, and took a first class honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. He became involved in Conservative politics while at university, where David Cameron and Boris Johnson were contemporaries. He was active in the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA), and was elected to serve as President in 1987. In addition to these activities, Hunt was a member of the infamous Bullingdon Club.
Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt (born 1 November 1966) is a British politician serving as Member of Parliament (MP) for South West Surrey since 2005. A member of the Conservative Party, he served in the Cabinet from 2010 to 2019, including as Foreign Secretary from 2018 to 2019. He identifies as a one-nation conservative, and has been associated with economically liberal and socially liberal policies. Hunt was a candidate for Leader of the Conservative Party, and Prime Minister, in the 2019 leadership contest, losing to Boris Johnson.