Who is Tom Tugendhat?

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Who is Tom Tugendhat?

MP Tom Tugendhat is a member of the Conservative Party. His name has come up in the recent discussions of who could be the next Prime Minister f

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MP Tom Tugendhat is a member of the Conservative Party.

His name has come up in the recent discussions of who could be the next Prime Minister following Johnson’s resignation.

Who is Tom Tugendhat?

Born on June 27, 1973, Tom Tugendhat is the son of High Court judge Sir Michael Tugendhat.

He is also the nephew of Lord Tugendhat, the former EU Vice President.

Tugendhat studied Theology at Bristol University before doing a masters in Islamic studies and learning Arabic in Yemen.

He has been the MP for Tonbridge and Malling in Kent since 2015.

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Tom Tugendhat has been an MP since 2015[/caption]

During the 2000s and 2010s, Tugendhat joined the Army, serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

While he voted against Brexit, he has worked to uphold the party line and push through an agreement.

He is Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee but has never served in government.

Is Tom Tugendhat running for Prime Minister?

After Boris Johnson’s resignation, Tugendhat said he would run for Prime Minister.

The backbencher said he would offer a fresh start to the Conservative Party.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph he said: “I have served before – in the military, and now in Parliament.


“Now I hope to answer the call once again as prime minister. It’s time for a clean start. It’s time for renewal.”

There are a multitude of MPs who have been mentioned in regards to taking up the mantle.

Front runners are Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss and Sajid Javid but the race is yet to be narrowed down.

Is Tom Tugendhat married?

Tugendhat is married to Anissia Tugendhat (née Morel).

She is a French judge and civil servant and Tugendhat holds dual citizenship for France and Britain.

According to a tweet from journalist Richard Eden, the pair got engaged in 2013.

Together they have two children, a boy and a girl.

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Tugendhat’s mother Blandine de Loisne is also French.

Anissia comes from a family of diplomats and her brother has worked in the Foreign Ministry and the French embassy.

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