Tobias Ellwood was re-elected MP for Bournemouth East on May 7th 2015 with 19366 votes, taking 49.8% of the vote.
Tobias was born in New York, USA (due to parent's overseas posting with the United Nations). He grew up in Bonn, Germany and Vienna Austria, but returned to the UK to complete his first degree at Loughborough University. He spent five years in the Army with the Royal Green Jackets, where he served in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Kuwait, Germany, Gibraltar and Bosnia.
He returned to university to complete an MBA at the City University Business School. Tobias then moved to the London Stock Exchange for two years where he was a Senior Business Development Manager. Prior to being elected, he worked as a Business Development Consultant in the finance sector and lives in Boscombe, Bournemouth.
Tobias is 39 and is married to Hannah Ryan, who was born in Dorchester. He enjoys music, theatre, windsurfing and is a private pilot.
Tobias has worked as a researcher in the House of Commons and Somerset for the Rt Hon Tom King CH MP (now Lord King) and has gained experience on overseas campaigns including the 1998 election of Mayor Rudi Guiliani in New York.
Tobias stood as a Parliamentary Candidate in the last general election, in the constituency of Worsley, where he secured a swing to the Conservatives of 2.3%. He has been a Parish and Borough Councillor in Hertfordshire as well as a school governor.
He was elected as Member of Parliament in May 2005. In December 2005, he was appointed as an Opposition Whip and in July 2007, he was appointed as a Shadow Minister for Culture, Media & Sport.
In October 2011 he was appointed parliamentary private secretary to the minister for Europe David Liddington. On 15th July 2014 he has been chosen as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
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Date of Birth
12 August 1966
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