Mr Hunt has been accused of breaking the ministerial code for his links to the Murdoch empire when he agreed to rule on News Corporation’s bid to takeover BSkyB.
Hunt was questioned for six hours at the Leveson inquiry yesterday, and every aspect of his role was looked at. He was challenged over text messages between him and News Corps lobbyist Fred Michel, as well as messages Hunt sent James Murdoch congratulating him on the progress of the ongoing bid, hours before he was given the power to rule on it.
There were also questions on the closeness between his advisor Adam Smith and the Murdochs. Smith has since resigned over the issue, while Hunt admitted that he was sympathetic towards the bid, but acted impartially when he was given the role.
Despite these revelations, Prime Minister David Cameron has stood by his MP, saying that the Culture Secretary had acted properly in the process, which was cut short in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.
However, Labour’s Harriet Harman told the BBC, "I think it's frankly deplorable that he should keep in his cabinet someone who has broken the ministerial code, who has misled Parliament, and of course David Cameron should never have given the decision to Jeremy Hunt in the first place.
"He was clearly already biased and I think that not only saying that he's going to stay in the cabinet, but he's not even going to refer him to the independent investigator on ministerial interests for breach of the ministerial code is, frankly, disgraceful."
The Leveson Inquiry has now moved into a new phase of looking into the relationship between press and politicians.