Jeremy Hunt was re-elected MP for South West Surrey in May 2010 with a majority of 16,318.
After the 2010 general election he was appointed as culture, media and sport secretary in the coalition government.
Jeremy was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for South West Surrey in May 2005. Although South West Surrey was the number 3 Liberal Democrat target seat in the country, with a Conservative majority of only 861, Jeremy managed to increase the majority to 5,711 with a 4.6% swing to the Conservatives.
In July 2007 Jeremy was promoted to the Shadow Cabinet by David Cameron to take on the role of Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport. He was one of only three of the 2005 Conservative intake to sit on the Shadow Cabinet.
Jeremy had previously served from December 2005 to July 2007 as Shadow Minister for Disabled People.
Jeremy went to school in South West Surrey, and then studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining a first class honours degree. After a brief period as a management consultant he went to Japan for two years where he supported himself teaching English whilst he learnt Japanese. He then returned to the UK and with a business partner set up Hotcourses Ltd, the UK's largest publisher of guides and websites to help people choose the right school, college, university or course. He remains a non-Executive director of Hotcourses, which now employs over 150 people.
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