He backed an agreement in which the UK would remain part of the EU’s Single Market.
However, during the 2019 Tory leadership contest, Mr Hunt caused anger amongst businesses after comments he made about a no-deal Brexit.
At the time, Britain had yet to reach terms on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, and the possibility of no-deal was being discussed.
Mr Hunt said he would willingly tell people whose companies went bust, after a no-deal Brexit, that their sacrifice had been necessary, sparking fury from UK residents.
He would eventually go on to lose against the incumbent PM, and would step down from his then role as foreign secretary.
Since January 2020 he has served as the chairman of the Health and Social Care Select Committee.