The Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood

MP for Bournemouth East
Tobias Ellwood is the MP for Bournemouth East. 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 first elected as the MP for Bournemouth East in 2005. He lives in Holdenhurst Village with his wife, Hannah, a solicitor, and their sons Alex, who was born in October 2008, and Oscar, born in December 2013.

It is Tobias' priority to raise the profile of Bournemouth on Britain's map. He has set out an ambitious master strategy called Conurbation 2050 for the town to achieve by 2050, which is attracting significant public sector investment. To be added to the mailing list for this please email

Tobias piloted one of the Conservatives' 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, and recently successfully campaigned to stop the Navitus Bay Wind Farm Development.

He was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with special responsibility for the Middle East and Africa from July 2014, and was made Parliamentary under-Secretary of State in the Ministry of Defence in the June 2017 reshuffle.

To contact Tobias, call 020 7219 4349 or email