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Jeremy Hunt Admits He Is Not Confident of Winning at the Next General Election

Published on: 29 Apr, 2024
Updated on: 29 Apr, 2024

Martin Giles interviewing Jeremy Hunt MP

By Martin Giles

In an exclusive interview with The Guildford Dragon NEWS Jeremy Hunt, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and candidate for the Godalming & Ash constituency in the next election admits he is not confident of winning and that he regards the Conservatives as the underdogs in an area that has been regarded as “true blue” for decades.

See: Poll Predicts General Election Lib Dem Wins in Guildford, Godalming & Ash and Woking

The interview focused on local issues: his statement that £100k was “not a huge salary” for people in South West Surrey; concerns that the amount of development in Surrey was changing its character; the link between development and population growth and migration; the Thames Water fiasco; before culminating on the next election and speculation that he might not stand.

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See also: You Don’t Believe Us! Angry Residents Tell New Thames Water CEO


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Responses to Jeremy Hunt Admits He Is Not Confident of Winning at the Next General Election

  1. Mark Stamp Reply

    April 29, 2024 at 5:48 pm

    On housing affordability, Mr Hunt could make changes to council tax that would mean the average band D property in Guildford is not paying more than the council tax bill of Buckingham Palace. Changes could also mean that investors are not sitting on empty properties rather than people living in them.

    A large amount of immigration over the last few years has been to support our health and social care sectors. As Chancellor, he could have negotiated with the junior doctors to get a fair pay increase and improved working conditions to reduce the chance of them leaving a gap in the NHS which needs to be filled from abroad.

    Whilst chair of the health select committee, he called for a workforce plan for the NHS. That now exists but, despite the long lead time in training doctors, as chancellor he has only funded an additional 350 medical school places for this September.

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