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This unlikely British contender for PM is good news for Australia

As of this weekend, five candidates remain in the race to replace Boris Johnson as UK prime minister. Through a series of ballots, the 358 conservative MPs will continue to eliminate the candidates until two remain. Which then sees a winner selected in a runoff vote by the 180,000 Conservative Party members in the UK.

One of the five remaining contenders is Tom Tugendhat, chair of the foreign affairs select committee. The son of a High Court judge and the nephew of a Conservative peer, Tugendhat is decorated veteran who served on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to his election as a member of parliament in 2015, he served as a military assistant and principal adviser to the chief of the defence staff.

Nadhim Zahawi (top right), Jeremy Hunt (bottom left) and Suella Braverman (bottom right) have been eliminated from the Tory leadership contest. Still in the running are (top):…

Read more at www.smh.com.au

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