First candidate launches leadership bid after Boris Johnson exit
Updated 3 hours ago ·
Published on 8 Jul 2022 6:58AM ·
BRITISH Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat said late yesterday he was launching his bid to succeed Boris Johnson, the first candidate to announce their campaign since the premier announced his resignation.
In an opinion piece in the Daily Telegraph, Tugendhat, who heads parliament’s foreign affairs committee, confirmed his intention to stand for the leadership of the Conservative party, saying he wanted to bring together a “broad coalition” for a “clean start”.
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