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 Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

  1. Jeremy Hunt to chair Yemen Quad meeting on next steps in peace process
  2. UK recognises Juan Guaido as interim President of Venezuela
  3. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt visits Romania for talks on bilateral co-operation
  4. New mechanism to facilitate trade with Iran: joint statement
  5. Foreign Secretary call with Juan Guaido: 30 January 2019
  6. Persecution of Christians across the Globe independent review: Foreign Secretary’s launch speech
  7. Foreign Secretary concerned by report on media freedoms in China
  8. Foreign Secretary congratulates Greece for voting to resolve long-standing ‘Macedonia’ dispute
  9. Foreign Secretary stresses importance of democratic values
  10. Foreign Secretary statement on situation in Venezuela, January 2019