Tobias Ellwood

British politician, soldier and author

Tobias Martin Ellwood VR (born 12 August 1966) is a British Conservative Party politician, soldier and author. He is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bournemouth East since 2005.


Tobias Ellwood

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Official portrait, 2017
Chair of the Defence Select Committee
Assumed office
29 January 2020
Preceded byJulian Lewis
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel
In office
14 June 2017 – 26 July 2019
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byMark Lancaster
Succeeded byJohnny Mercer
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Africa
In office
16 July 2016 – 13 June 2017
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Preceded byJames Duddridge
Succeeded byRory Stewart
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Middle East and North Africa
In office
15 July 2014 – 13 June 2017
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Preceded byHugh Robertson
Succeeded byAlistair Burt
Member of Parliament
for Bournemouth East
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded byDavid Atkinson
Majority8,806 (17.9%)
Personal details
Born (1966-08-12) 12 August 1966 (age 56)
New York City, US
NationalityBritish and American
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Hannah Ryan (m. 2005)
ChildrenAlexander
Oscar
Alma materLoughborough University (BA)
City, University of London (MBA)
OccupationPolitician
Websitewww.tobiasellwood.com
Military service
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch/service British Army
Years of service1989–1991 (reserve)
1991–1996 (regular)
1996–present (reserve)
RankLieutenant Colonel
UnitRoyal Green Jackets
77th Brigade (reserve)

On 2 February 2022, Ellwood stated he would be sending the 1922 Committee a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. McGuinness, Alan (2 February 2022). "Boris Johnson: Tory MP Tobias Ellwood reveals he will be submitting letter of no confidence in prime minister". Sky News. Retrieved 2 February 2022.