Jeremy Hunt has been sacked from the Cabinet by Boris Johnson, the new Prime Minister. Hunt had served as the Foreign Secretary since 2018.
Hunt posted across four Tweets on Twitter:
I would have been honoured to carry on my work at the FCO but understand the need for a new PM to choose his team. BJ kindly offered me another role but after 9 yrs in Cabinet & over 300 cab mtgs now is the time to return 2 backbenches from where PM will have my full support.
I’ve been a cabinet minister for every hour my 3 gorgeous children have been alive. So whilst it may seem strange for someone who just tried to become PM (& is a terrible cliche) I have decided now is the time for the biggest challenge of all – to be a GOOD DAD!
It has been a huge honour 2 be responsible 4 the finest diplomatic service in the world & 2 see the courage & wisdom of our diplomats & intelligence services. Thanks 4 guiding me with such patience & professionalism! Proud to have stood up alongside you for British values.
Also most importantly heartfelt thanks to the 1/3 of Conservative Party members who supported me. Despite being the outsider, the #HastobeHunt campaign was spirited & smart (if I do say so myself). I was truly humbled with the confidence placed in me by so many people.