Hunters founder takes key role in Shadow Cabinet

Kevin Hollinrake, who founded Hunters, has been appointed by former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as Shadow Business Secretary.

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Hunters founder Kevin Hollinrake has been given a leading role in former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Shadow Cabinet team.

He has been appointed Shadow Business Secretary after leaving his job as minister responsible for the Post Office when the Conservatives lost last week’s General Election.


Kemi Badenoch, who was Business Secretary in the Tory government, has been moved to Shadow Housing Secretary, with ‘levelling up’ being dropped from the department name.

She is seen as one of the contenders to take over as leader of the Conservatives as Sunak will step down following the election defeat.

Hollinrake was re-elected as the MP for Thirst and Malton in North Yorkshire, and his new role shows his political career is progressing, albeit in a much smaller parliamentary party.

He was first elected in 2015, and may now see opportunities to take on a more prominent position as the Conservatives try to rebuild in opposition.

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After co-founding Hunters in York in 1992, he helped build the business into a national agency with branches in London, Bristol, the Midlands, East Anglia and Manchester.

Hunters has more than 200 offices, operating under a ‘territory-based franchise’, model, which was relaunched two years ago.

Yesterday it was revealed a Hunters branch in York became the first to use a digital TA6 conveyancing form developed jointly by Coadjute and The Law Society. Vendor Gavin Day used the Law Society licensed Digital TA6.

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