Jeremy Hunt

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JEREMY RICHARD STREYNSHAM HUNT

Jeremy was born in Kennington, London the grandson of the earl of Eldon and 4th cousin removed of queen Elizabeth II Being brought up in Surrey he attended the public school of Charterhouse; an easy transition to Magdalen college, Oxford where he obtained a first in PPE and became friends with Boris Johnson and David Cameron who were contemporaries of his.

He then spent 2 years in Japan as an english teacher, becoming fluent in Japanese. Returning to England he joined a public relations agency and later formed a company known as Hotcourses in which he still retains 48% of shares. Hunt became Conservative MP for South West Surrey in 2005 under a Labour government but in the 2010 general election when the Tories took power he became secretary of state for culture, Olympics, media and sport and was appointed to the privy council. During this time he became embroiled in the BskyB scandal having had improper contact with the News Corp. Hunt was appointed Health secretary in September 2012.

He was in favour of reducing the abortion limit from 24 to 12 weeks and also in favour of a paid insurance scheme for the NHS. His advisor is Nick Seddon who has written a book about privatising the NHS. He said 'there are natural monopolies in health care where patient choice is never going to drive change' Because of introducing new contracts (resulting in pay cuts) for junior doctors, they are currently striking for the first time in 40 years. Presently there is deadlock in negotiations.

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Jeremy thanking the Junior Doctors that have worked and not striked that day