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Thomas Tugendhat

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Preceded by  John Stanley
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Party  Conservative Party
Majority  23,734 (44.2%)
Name  Thomas Tugendhat
Service/branch  British Army

Political party  Conservative
Role  Politician
Rank  Lieutenant colonel
Website  Official website
Spouse  Anissia Tugendhat
Unit  Intelligence Corps
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Born  27 June 1973 (age 42) (1973-06-27)
Alma mater  University of Bristol Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Education  Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge

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Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Georg John Tugendhat, (born 27 June 1973) is a British Conservative Party politician and former Army officer. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonbridge and Malling since May 2015. Since 12 July 2017, Tugendhat serves as chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Early life and education

Tugendhat is the son of the High Court Judge Sir Michael Tugendhat and the nephew of fellow Conservative politician Christopher Tugendhat, Baron Tugendhat. After attending St Paul's School, London, he studied Theology at the University of Bristol, before doing a Masters in Islamics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and learning Arabic in Yemen.

Military career

On 6 July 2003, Tugendhat was commissioned into the Educational and Training Services Branch of the Adjutant General's Corps, Territorial Army, British Army, as a second lieutenant (on probation). His commission was confirmed on 16 July 2003. He transferred to the Intelligence Corps on 29 July 2003.

He was promoted to lieutenant on 16 July 2005, captain on 1 April 2007, and to major on 1 January 2010. He had been promoted to lieutenant colonel by July 2013.

Tugendhat has seen service on operations during the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan. He later served as the military assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff.

In the 2010 New Year Honours, Tugendhat was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). In July 2013, he was awarded the Volunteer Reserves Service Medal for ten years' service in the Territorial Army.

Political career

Tugendhat was elected as the Member of Parliament for the safe Conservative seat of Tonbridge and Malling in Kent at the 2015 General Election, with an increased vote share and larger majority than his predecessor.

Tugendhat was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum.

References

Tom Tugendhat Wikipedia


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