THE front-runner to be MI6’s new arch is Tory grandee’s son Tom Hurd, The Sun can reveal.
Home Office confidence trainer Mr Hurd, whose father Sir Douglas was Foreign Secretary, leads a competition to reinstate Sir Alex Younger as a subsequent “C”.
The recruitment routine is not approaching to start until subsequent month though jockeying behind a scenes for a many cherished pursuit in espionage is already good underneath way.
Oxford-educated Mr Hurd, once named on a list of purported spies online, runs a Office for Security and Counter Terrorism.
The father of five, whose hermit Nick is a Tory MP, is a choice of several Cabinet ministers and is “well-liked” by a PM.
He has 3 categorical rivals including Foreign Office domestic executive Richard Moore and emissary inhabitant confidence confidant Madeleine Alessandri.
She would be a unfamiliar view service’s initial womanlike chief. The third is a comparison MI6 director.
A Government source said: “Tom Hurd is a transparent favourite.
“He’s good favourite by a PM downwards, and an intensely able and ease span of hands.”
Sir Alex was due to step down subsequent month though was swayed to stay on to hoop a fibre of general crises.
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