Alan Tudge biography
Alan Tudge is a political figure from Australia. He is a Liberal Party member who has served in the House of Representatives since the 2010 federal election. From 2019 to 2022, he served as a cabinet minister in the Morrison government. Tudge was raised in Pakenham, Victoria.
Tudge’s parents divorced when he was about six years old, and he was raised on a small farm near Pakenham by his mother. Despite being born in the United Kingdom and having British ancestors, he renounced his dual citizenship before entering politics in 2010.
Alan Tudge career
Tudge served as the forum’s convener for education policy after joining the Liberal Party in 2002. Out of a field of 11 candidates, he prevailed against Neil Angus on the last ballot to secure preselection for the Division of Aston in September 2009.
He succeeded departing MP Chris Pearce and kept Aston for the Liberals in the 2010 federal election. Tudge is a member of the National Right branch of the Liberal Party.
Following the 2013 federal election and the creation of the Abbott Ministry, Tudge was selected to work as Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s parliamentary secretary. On the day of Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as prime minister in 2015, he declared himself to be “a very strong supporter of the prime minister” in public.
He was nevertheless retained as Turnbull’s and Christian Porter’s assistant minister for social services.
In February 2016, Tudge was appointed minister of human services under the Turnbull administration. He oversaw the program’s implementation, the Cashless Assistance Card, which converts 80% of welfare payments to debit cards.
During the 2018 Liberal leadership elections, he was one of many ministers who offered their resignation to Turnbull; however, his was not immediately accepted.
In the First Morrison Ministry, Tudge kept up his role as Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure, and Population. He proclaimed his support for a “Bigger Australia.” After the 2019 election, he was given a promotion inside the government.
He was appointed interim minister for immigration, citizenship, migrant services, and multicultural affairs in December 2019 as a result of David Coleman taking an indefinite leave of absence.
As part of a cabinet shuffle brought on by Mathias Cormann’s resignation, Tudge succeeded Dan Tehan as Minister for Education and Youth in December 2020.
In the 2022 Australian federal election, Scott Morrison, the prime minister, and the LNP came in last. Tudge was defeated by a 7-point margin, but he managed to hold onto his seat by a 5 point edge.
For the second time since Tudge’s victory, the Liberals opposed the government after the election.
Alan Tudge Net Worth: How Much Does Alan Tudge Worth
Alan Tudge is thought to be valued around $5 million.