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Jeremy Hunt moved from health secretary role into new Cabinet position

Jeremy Hunt has been appointed foreign secretary, with digital, culture, media and sport secretary Matt Hancock named as his successor as health secretary. 

The move follows the resignation of previous foreign secretary Boris Johnson on Monday afternoon, which saw Mr Hunt move into the foreign office in his place.

Mr Hunt had recently become the longest serving health secretary, having taken the role in September 2012, and had previously said that health secretary would be his last major role in politics. 

Mr Hancock was appointed digital, culture, media and sport secretary in January 2018 having been a junior minister in the department since July 2016. He was first elected an MP in the 2010 general election in the West Suffolk constituency.

Before entering parliament, he worked as an economist at the Bank of England and as chief of staff to the shadow chancellor.

Mr Hunt had voted and campaigned for ‘Remain’ during the EU referendum, but he has since said that he had been convinced over the merits of Brexit.

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