JEREMY Hunt became Foreign Secretary after Boris Johnson dramatically quit the role over the government’s handling of Brexit.
The former health serviceboss was promoted after securing a £20billion funding increase for the struggling NHS. Here’s what we know.
London News Pictures Jeremy Hunt has replaced Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary
How old is Jeremy Hunt?
Jeremy Richard Strensham Hunt was born in November 1966.
The 51-year-old was raised in Surrey and attended the prestigious Charterhouse School before going on to Oxford and studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the favoured course of future political leaders.
Hunt was at Oxford at the same time as former PM David Cameron and the man he succeeded as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
Following a number of roles in the shadow cabinet, the MP for South West Surrey was made Minister for the Olympics and then Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
In 2012 he was appointed Secretary of State for Health. During the 2016 EU referendum, Mr Hunt supported Remain but a year later said he had changed his view and now backed Brexit.
He is the MP for South West Surrey.
What’s the new Foreign Secretary’s net worth?
The former management consultant is one of the richest members of the Cabinet.
His net worth was estimated to be around £14million, following the sale of his firm Hotcourses in 2017.
Hunt set up Hotcourses with childhood friend Mike Elms in 1990.
The firm releases information about educational training courses.
Britain’s new Foreign Secretary has said he will use his windfall to “campaign for causes I believe in”, once he leaves politics.
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Who is his wife Lucia?
Hunt married Lucia Guo in July 2009.
The couple met at a Hotcourses event in Warwick in 2008.
Guo, from Xi’an, China, is the mother of his three children – Eleanor, Anna and Jack.
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How long was he Health Secretary for?
Hunt has been MP for South West Surrey since 2005.
In June 2018, Hunt was crowned Britain’s longest serving Health Secretary, after serving six years in the role.
He dominated headlines during a row with junior doctors and the British Medical Association over plans to launch a seven day NHS.
His proposals would have made huge changes to their contracts and working hours.
Shortly before he left the Department of Health for the Foreign Office Mr Hunt secured £20billion of additional funding for the NHS to be spread over five years.
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