Jeremy Hunt

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Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt has been the Conservative Party member of Parliament (MP) for Surrey South West since 2005 and was appointed Secretary of State for Health in September 2012.[1]

Hunt was previously appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport in the incoming coalition government in May 2010.[2]


On 29 October 2008, POLIS and Hanover Communications was due to host a talk by Hunt on the nature of public broadcasting.[3]

Selected donations

On 15 May 2008, Hunt received a donation from John Lewis of Dorset. on 15-20 August 2008, he was funded by Lewis to attend the Olympic Games in Beijing. On 17 June 2009, Lewis paid £800 for Hunt to attend the Conservative Party's Summer Party. On 22 September 2009 he received a donation of £5,000 from Daisy Lewis. Hunt used a donation from John Lewis to visit New York from 30 August to 4 September 2009; where he met with representatives of News Corp (including Wall Street Journal), Fox Five and WNET. On 11 May 2012, the Groucho Club donated the £1,435 cost of a networking event to enable Hunt and Ed Vaizey to meet 'sector leaders from the arts and creative industries'.[4]

In May 2009, Hunt received £2,281.75 from PR company M&C Saatchi, 36 Golden Square, run by brothers Charles Saatchi and Lord Maurice Saatchi.[5]

Dinner with lobbyists

A seating plan of the Conservative Party's Black and White Ball, in February 2014, was leaked to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in October 2014. The party, which guests pay between £450 and £1000 for a ticket, seats diners with the minister most relevant to them. It revealed that Hunt sat with Peter de Putron, an offshore financier and Jersey’s Treasury minister, Philip Ouzouf. [7]

Special Advisers



  1. Juliette Jowit, Shiv Malik and Haroon Siddique, Cabinet reshuffle: who has moved so far?,, 4 September 2012.
  2. Her Majesty’s Government,, accessed 12 May 2010.
  3. Email talk announcement, POLIS, 22 October 2008
  4. Changes to the Register of Members' Interests,, accessed 2 July 2014.
  5. Electoral Commission, Donation search, accessed 2 March 2015
  6. The Register of Members' Financial Interests: Part 1As at 9th March 2015, accessed 18 March 2015
  7. Melanie Newman, Nick Mathiason and Tom Warren Doorstep lender and property moguls amongst guests worth £22bn at Tory fundraiser Bureau of Investigative Journalism, 12 October 2014, accessed 14 October 2014