Tom Tugendhat is in the running to replace Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister

British Member of Parliament and Conservative Party member Tom Tugendhat

The chairman of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, Tom Tugendhat, announced Thursday his candidacy to replace Boris Johnson as British Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.

Tugendhat has published an article in Telegraph in which he assures that, if elected, he will guarantee a «clean start» and will push for a «broad coalition of peers» to give «new energy and ideas to the government» and «close the Brexit gap».

Among the general lines of the brand-new aspirant stands out his vision of taxes, which he considers «too high» and advocates that «working people and employers keep more of their money», as reported by the British radio and television BBC.

Likewise, Tugendhat considers that the increase in the cost of living is «a national security problem» and, on the other hand, considers it necessary to deploy more police on the streets of the United Kingdom to fight crime.

Tugendhat is the first Conservative Party politician who has taken the step of running as a possible replacement for Johnson, who on Thursday announced his resignation, leaving now at the expense of the timetable to choose his successor, which will be known next week.

So far, other presumed candidates such as the British Deputy Prime Minister, Dominic Raab, or the former Health Minister Matt Hancock have refused to run, although the position does seem to tempt the Transport Minister, Gran Shapps, whom the Sky News channel already places among those who have in mind to run for the internal vote.

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