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Why did Jeremy Hunt keep a low profile in 2016?

3 July 2019

5:28 PM

3 July 2019

5:28 PM

It’s hard to go anywhere in Westminster these days without spotting Jeremy Hunt. The Tory leadership contender is popping up in all places, posing for selfies on Twitter and sharing videos of himself out and about on the campaign trail. But while Hunt is doing a good job at stealing the limelight, the same hasn’t always been true.

On Hunt’s Facebook page, there are plenty of pictures of him keeping busy in 2013, 2014 and 2015. And there are lots of pictures from 2017, 2018 and 2019 too. But when Mr S. looked for pictures from 2016, he was left disappointed: there were none on his Facebook page.

So what explains the glaring gap in pictures from that year? Surely it has nothing to do with Hunt’s support for remain in the referendum campaign? Back then, Hunt said of Brexit ‘We should not take the risk’. But you wouldn’t know he thought that from his Facebook page. Perhaps he took the year off…


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