Local MP

Haslemere is in the South West Surrey parliamentary constituency.  The Conservative MP is Jeremy Hunt who is also the current Shadow Culture Secretary.

Jeremy was born on 1 November 1966 and grew up in Surrey, where his parents still live. He went to Charterhouse school in Godalming, a town where two different generations of his family have lived for nearly 60 years.

After leaving school, Jeremy studied at Oxford University, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He then went on to work for a management consultancy firm before going to Japan for two years where he taught English and learnt Japanese.

On his return to the UK, Jeremy set up his own educational publishing business, Hotcourses. The company, which employs over 200 people, has become the UK’s largest publisher of guides and websites to help people find the right course or college (http://www.hotcourses.com).

Jeremy was elected as MP for South West Surrey in 2005. In that same year he was appointed Shadow Minister for the Disabled and in July 2007 was promoted to Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

Successful campaigns on behalf of his constituents include being part of the campaign to save Milford Hospital which saw the PCT promise a £1 million refurbishment, stopping 2600 homes being built on the site of Dunsfold aerodrome, which had they been allowed to go ahead, would have had serious implications for the environment and surrounding area and also successfully campaigning to save The Royal Surrey County Hospital from closure and supporting its successful bid for Foundation Trust Status.

Jeremy divides his time between Westminster and his constituency home in Farnham.