Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Biography

Jeremy Hunt was appointed Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on 9 July 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for South West Surrey in May 2005.

Education

Jeremy was educated at Oxford University.

Political career

Jeremy served as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from 8 January 2018 to 9 July 2018 and was first appointed Secretary of State for Health in September 2012.

In May 2010 Jeremy was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. He was formerly Shadow Culture Secretary 2007 to 2010 and Shadow Minister for Disabled People 2005 to 2007.

Career outside politics

Before his election as an MP, Jeremy ran his own educational publishing business, Hotcourses. He also set up a charity to help AIDS orphans in Africa in which he continues to play an active role.

Personal life

Jeremy lives in Godalming and London with his wife, son and 2 daughters.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, with particular focus on:

  • Policy Unit
  • intelligence policy
  • cyber security
  • honours
  • oceans

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

    • 2018 to 2018
  2. Secretary of State for Health

    • 2012 to 2018
  3. Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

  1. G7 Foreign Ministers’ statement on disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi
  2. Foreign Secretary meets with Turkish Foreign Minister, 15 October 2018
  3. Foreign Secretary to highlight importance of continued European security cooperation
  4. Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi: joint statement by foreign ministers from the UK, France and Germany
  5. Foreign Secretary urges EU to press ahead with listings under new chemical weapons sanctions regime
  6. IWT Conference 2018: Declaration commits over 50 countries to action for endangered species
  7. Foreign Secretary pledges to do everything possible to protect wild animals
  8. Foreign Secretary's speech at the Illegal Wildlife Trade conference
  9. UK aid to crack down on criminal gangs driving the illegal wildlife trade
  10. UK-Vietnam joint statement, London, 10 October 2018