Jeremy Hunt

British Conservative politician

Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt MP (born November 1, 1966) is an English politician who is currently Chancellor of the Exchequer since 14 October 2022. 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.

Jeremy Hunt

Official portrait of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt, 2022 (cropped).jpg
Official portrait, 2022
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Assumed office
14 October 2022
Prime MinisterLiz Truss
Rishi Sunak
Preceded byKwasi Kwarteng
Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee
In office
29 January 2020 – 14 October 2022
Prime MinisterBoris Johnson
Liz Truss
Preceded bySarah Wollaston
Succeeded bySteve Brine
Foreign Secretary
In office
9 July 2018 – 24 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byBoris Johnson
Succeeded byDominic Raab
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care[a]
In office
4 September 2012 – 9 July 2018
Prime Minister
Preceded byAndrew Lansley
Succeeded byMatt Hancock
Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport
In office
12 May 2010 – 4 September 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byBen Bradshaw
Succeeded byMaria Miller
Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byHugo Swire
Succeeded byBen Bradshaw
Shadow Minister for the Olympics
In office
2 July 2007 – 11 May 2010
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byHugo Swire
Succeeded byTessa Jowell
Shadow Minister for Disabled People
In office
6 December 2005 – 2 July 2007
LeaderDavid Cameron
Preceded byPaul Goodman
Succeeded byMark Harper
Member of Parliament
for South West Surrey
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded byVirginia Bottomley
Majority8,817 (14.6%)
Personal details
Jeremy Richard Streynsham Hunt

(1966-11-01) 1 November 1966 (age 56)
London, England
Political partyConservative
Lucia Guo (m. 2009)
FatherNicholas Hunt
EducationCharterhouse School
Alma materMagdalen College, Oxford (BA)

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.

In July 2022, Hunt announced his second candidacy for Conservative Party leader in the leadership race to replace Boris Johnson.[5] He was eliminated from the election in the first round of voting on 13 July.[6]

In October 2022, Prime Minister Liz Truss named Hunt as Chancellor of the Exchequer, replacing Kwasi Kwarteng.[7]


  1. Known as Secretary of State for Health until January 2018.


  1. "Jeremy Hunt is the new Foreign Secretary". The Independent. 9 July 2018.
  2. "Privy Council appointments, 13 May 2010". Privy Council. Archived from the original on 11 June 2011. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
  3. "VIDEO: Jeremy Hunt confirms Tory leadership bid at Haslemere Festival". Farnham Herald. 24 May 2019. Archived from the original on 5 January 2020. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  4. "Johnson and Hunt left in Tory leader race". BBC News. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  5. "Ex-health secretaries Sajid Javid and Jeremy Hunt join Tory leadership race". BBC News. 9 July 2022.
  6. "Jeremy Hunt and Nadhim Zahawi knocked out of Tory leadership race". the Guardian. 2022-07-13. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  7. Walker, Peter (2022-10-14). "Liz Truss appoints Jeremy Hunt as chancellor after sacking Kwarteng". The Guardian. Retrieved 2022-10-14.