Get to know Jeremy Hunt

JEREMY HUNT is the new Chancellor appointed by former prime minister Liz Truss.

Working alongside new PM 里希·苏纳克, let’s get to know the man whose working to get the cost of living crisis under control.

 Jeremy Hunt was appointed as Chancellor under Liz Truss
Jeremy Hunt was appointed as Chancellor under Liz Truss

Who is Jeremy Hunt?

Jeremy Huntborn on November 1, 1966 – has been a Conservative party MP since 2005.

The Chancellor served as the Foreign Secretary 你可以要求任何东西的那种 2018 和 2019.

Mr Hunt backed Remain in the 英国脱欧 referendum.

Jeremy Hunt was the longest-serving Health Secretary in British history.

He has also shown himself to have high ambitions, launching a bid to become the Conservative party leader, 两次.

Hunt had several years of battles with the 国民保健服务, and in particular an acrimonious relationship with junior doctors which saw them go on strike.

He secured an increase in funding for the NHS to coincide with its 70th anniversary before he left the Department of Health and headed 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 has also been the chairman of two committees, the Health and Social Care Committee and the Liaison Committee.

What roles has Jeremy Hunt worked in?

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

He became part of the International Development Committee on July 12.

在 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.

He served in this role until July 2019.

When was Jeremy Hunt appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer?

在十月 14, 2022, Hunt was appointed to the role of Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Following the market meltdown unleashed in his mini budget, former Prime Minister 丽兹桁架 appointed Hunt after firing 准夸腾.

然而, Trussdecision cost her the job of Prime Minister, after he teared down her mini budget with a bombshell statement, changing most plans she made.

He scrapped:

  • the rise of corporation tax from 19% 到 25%
  • removed the 45% top income tax rate for high earned
  • Cut the basic rate of income tax by 1p to 19p
  • the freezing rates on alcohol duty
  • tax-free shopping for non-UK visitors

He also decided to change the length of the £2,500 energy price cap and announced that it will only last until April 2023 rather than April 2024.

After just 44 天, Liz Truss resigned from her position and now Hunt is working hand-in-hand with Rishi Sunak.

Is Jeremy Hunt married and does he have children?

Jeremy Hunt has been married to Lucia Guo – 从 中国since July 2009.

在 2019, Lucia stood by her husband as he launched his bid to become the leader of the Conservative party.

Lucia was dubbed Hunt’ssecret weapon”.

His wife supported him again in 2022, when he joined the Tory leadership contest.

Lucia is often seen supporting him at political functions and has been by his side throughout his career.

Together they have three children, Jack, 安娜, and Eleanor, although, the couple tend to keep their children out of the spotlight.