Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Jeremy Hunt is the Member of Parliament for South West Surrey, and the Secretary of State for Health.

Born in Surrey, Jeremy Hunt was educated at Oxford University, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. In December 2005 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Disabled People, where he successfully campaigned for the BBC to increase the amount of subtitling on its programmes. He also campaigned strongly for simplification of the benefits system for disabled people and individual social care budgets.

In July 2007 he was appointed to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport where he has campaigned for more philanthropy for the arts, local TV, superfast broadband, a schools Olympics and a strengthened domestic tourism industry.

In May 2010 Jeremy was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport in the new Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition. In September 2012 he was appointed Secretary of State for Health in the Prime Minister's Cabinet reshuffle.

Jeremy divides his time between Westminster and his constituency home in Hambledon. He married his wife Lucia in July 2009 and they have a son and two daughters.