Thursday May 27th, 2021
George Tamm declares for Conservative leadership
Former Conservative Party Chairman, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Justice Secretary, George Tamm today became the fifth candidate to join the race for the Conservative Leadership.
Tamm, 56, left the Cabinet after the 2018 general election, with many of his supporters believing that he had been made a scapegoat for the party disappointing performance. despite the majority of twenty they lost net 65 seats. As Campaign co-ordinator he took the blame and was not offered a post in the cabinet after the election.
An MP since 1996, the former Lawyer has represented the seat of Harwich and it's replacement seat of Harwich and North Essex. He has a compelling life story having been brought up by a single Mum on a North London Council Estate. He has spoken of the racism he faced growing up in the 1970's. As Chancellor of the first two years of the Carter Government, he is now widely regarded for having laid the groundwork for the current strength of the economy.
He joins Michael Duggan, Karen Purvis, John Freeman and James Hawthorne in the fight for the leadership. Each candidate is required to be nominated by two MP's when nominations formally open on Monday June 7th.