Tom Tugendhat

Thomas Georg John Tugendhat[1] MBE VR (born 27 June 1973) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee since 2017. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonbridge and Malling since 2015.[2] Before entering politics, he worked as a journalist and as a public relations consultant in the Middle East. He also had a part-time role as an officer in the British Army reserves, the Territorial Army, and served in the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan.


Tom Tugendhat

Official portrait, 2017
Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee
Assumed office
12 July 2017
Preceded byCrispin Blunt
Member of Parliament
for Tonbridge and Malling
Assumed office
7 May 2015
Preceded byJohn Stanley
Majority26,941 (47.3%)
Personal details
Born
Thomas Georg John Tugendhat

(1973-06-27) 27 June 1973 (age 48)
Westminster, London, England
Citizenship
Political partyConservative
RelativesSir Michael Tugendhat (father) The Right Honourable The Lord Tugendhat (uncle)
Alma materUniversity of Bristol (BA)
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (MPhil)
Websitetomtugendhat.org.uk
Military career
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service2003–2013
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Service number560649
UnitTerritorial Army, Adjutant General's Corps
Intelligence Corps
Battles/warsIraq War
War in Afghanistan
AwardsMember of the Order of the British Empire (2010)
Volunteer Reserves Service Medal (2013)