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How far will Tugendhat go?

12 July 2022

10:05 PM

12 July 2022

10:05 PM

There were three leadership launches in Westminster this morning. Rishi Sunak, the frontrunner, spoke at the QEII Centre; Kemi Badenoch, the rising star, pitched to Policy Exchange. But what of Tom Tugendhat, the longtime backbencher, kicking off his campaign at the BBC’s Westminster studios? How best to describe his place in the Tory leadership race?

The former army officer’s appearance this morning epitomised his strengths and weaknesses within a crowded field.

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