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09th Jul 2018

Jeremy Hunt named as new foreign secretary

He does have a glowing record tbf

Oli Dugmore

He does have a glowing record tbf

Jeremy Hunt has been appointed foreign secretary, replacing Boris Johnson following his resignation.

Number 10 confirmed the news that Hunt had been appointed to the office.

Previously the health secretary, his lengthy tenure in the department of health was marked by debates over cuts and funding.

Earlier this year Hunt was awarded a humanitarian award by a conference that he helped organise.

Shortly after Hunt left Downing Street, attorney general Jeremy Wright was seen entering the building. Wright has moved to Digital, Media and Sports to cover Matt Hancock’s promotion to the department of health.

Johnson had resigned, saying the Brexit “dream is dying, suffocated by needless self-doubt.”

His resignation came only a few hours before that of David Davis, as an exodus of the cabinet’s most senior Brexiteers began. Davis’ deputy, and sergeant-at-arms for backbench Conservative leavers, Steve Baker also resigned – as has Chris Green, permanent private secretary to the department of transport.