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Tom Tugendhat eliminated in latest round of voting for Conservative leader

18 Jul 2022 2 minute read
Tom Tugendhat

Tom Tugendhat has been eliminated in the latest round of voting for Conservative leader.

The result came despite the MP emerging as the clear winner of the first live televised debate in the Tory leadership race on Friday night, according to snap polling.

The polling by Opinium of 1,159 people who watched Friday’s contest found 36% thought Tom Tugendhat had performed the best, and he also came in second in polling for yesterday’s leadership debate on ITV.

Rishi Sunak came first with 115, Penny Mordaunt second with 82, Liz Truss with 71, Kemi Badenoch with 58 and Tom Tugendhat with 31.

Penny Mordaunt stayed in second place but lost one MP’s vote. Lizz TYruss went up by seven and Kemi Badenoch by nine.

Tom Tugendhat’s votes are now expected to split between Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak.

Penny Mordaunt supporter George Freeman said that he was delighted with the result given that she had been attacked “savagely” in the press over the last three days.

“The story tonight is that Kemi Badenoch has become the heroine on the right and has picked up a lot of votes,” he told Sky News.

“And Tom Tugendhat is out, and I think you’ll see a lot of those one nation Conservative votes come to Penny.”


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Evans
Evans
29 days ago

I do not think anybody on here is really interested in who is the leader of the fascist scum party

Ceramike
Ceramike
29 days ago

Like it or not Tugendhat was the one candidate who might have been able to dispel the the idea that the next leader of the party and next Prime Minister could be truthful and trusted. Unfortunately the remaining candidates supported the dishonesty and lies of Boris Johnson without complaint throughout the period he and they were in office. The evidence of there inability to be honest with us is there for all to see. A general election is the only way to remove this corrupt government. The Welsh tories are equally complicit in their willingness to support and accept the… Read more »

The Original Mark
The Original Mark
29 days ago

The only reason he came out on top on Friday was because he was the only one who said johnson was a lier, and that was enough for the simple minded to vote for him in poll, that is how low our politics are right now.

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
28 days ago

Not a surprise Tom Tugendhat was knocked out tonight He’s the William Hague of the ghastly gang. Bit two dimensional. And yes he was in the forces, featured in both Iraq & Afghanistan conflicts, but he called their beloved cult leader Boris Johnson a liar and was punished accordingly by the hardcore extremists hiding away like Osama Bin Laden in the leafy Tory Bora caves somewhere in the Shires. The next to be voted out will be Kemi Badenoch. She’s the token ethic minority left to show how the Tories are not racist , but we all know they are… Read more »

Last edited 28 days ago by Y Cymro
Welsh_Siôn
Welsh_Siôn
28 days ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

The next to be voted out will be Kemi Badenoch. She’s the token ethic minority left ….

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Huh? What’s a Sunak when it’s at home?

(I guess you meant ‘ethNic minority’ by the way – Tories don’t do ‘ethics’ …)

Last edited 28 days ago by Welsh_Siôn
Y Cymro
Y Cymro
28 days ago
Reply to  Welsh_Siôn

Firstly. Patronising me is a big mistake. We all do typos. I’m guilty more than most. And when I do it, hold my hands up and admit I’m at fault. But you seem very defensive & protective of the Conservatives? Did I hit a raw nerve with my observation? But prove me wrong when I stated that most core Conservatives are white supremacists, who long for the days of Empire and want to put both Wales & Scotland back under England’s thumb. Do some research like I have. You might be surprised at what you find. Also. I never said… Read more »

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
28 days ago

It is the International Brigade of the right wing loonies

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