Jeremy Hunt defends Chancellor's record

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt. Credit: PA

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has defended George Osborne's record in office after a poll suggested nearly half of Britain's voters believe the Chancellor should be ousted.

Mr Hunt told the Sky News Murnaghan programme that Mr Osborne "has been one of the bravest chancellors in history", putting through a package of spending cuts.

Research commissioned by the Sunday Mirror and the Independent on Sunday found 44% of adults wanted Mr Osborne to be replaced, while just 20% believed he should remain in the job.