Tobias Martin Ellwood

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Tobias Martin Ellwood
Boscombe Cons Club,
Haviland Road West,
United Kingdom
Telephone: 01202 397047



Tobias was born in New York, USA in 1966. He completed his first degree at Loughborough University and then spent five years in the British Army with the Royal Green Jackets before completing an MBA. Tobias then moved to the London Stock Exchange where he was a Senior Business Development Manager. He was elected as the MP for Bournemouth East in 2005. He lives in Holdenhurst Village with his wife, Hannah, a solicitor, and their son Alex, who was born in October 2008.

Worked for the former Defence Secretary, the Rt Hon Tom King CH MP
Campaigned for Rudolph Gilliani's mayoral election in New York, 1998
Secured a swing to the Conservatives of 2.3% in Worsely, General Election 2001
Elected into parliament as the MP for Bournemouth East in 2005
Rose to Opposition Whip in December 2005
Appointed Shadow Minister for Culture, Media & Sport in July 2007
Authored a publication to advocate the creation of a UK stabilization force, now Government policy
Appointed PPS to the Defence Secretary, the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP in June 2010
He is the Vice President of the Conservative Middle East Council and Chairman of the APPG for Afghanistan
He has led social action projects in Rwanda, Bosnia and Bangladesh
Appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs in 2014
It is Tobias' priority to raise the profile of Bournemouth on Britain's map. He has set out an ambitious master strategy for the town to achieve by 2050, which is attracting significant public sector investment.

Tobias piloted one of the Conservative’s first social action projects with the restoration of St Mary’s Church, Boscombe, in October 2005. Since then he has become an active supporter of Bournemouth's third sector organisations which make up the fabric of the town’s community.

Tobias has successfully put a stop to plans which would have built thousands of homes on Bournemouth’s green belt.

He is also a passionate campaigner for daylight saving time. This simple change would have numerous benefits for the town’s economy and peoples' well-being, not to mention nation-wide.