Tobias Ellwood

Conservative MP for Bournemouth East


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Tobias Ellwood’s voting in Parliament

Tobias Ellwood is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Tobias Ellwood sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Tobias Ellwood generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Tobias Ellwood has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia Report 22 Jul 2020

    As a Select Committee Chair, may I welcome this report? Scrutiny is good. It helps to raise the bar and it is healthy for democracy. However, for those who follow such events, it has long been recognised that Russia poses a national security threat. It regularly buzzes our airspace with its MiGs, and the Foreign Affairs Committee “Moscow’s Gold” report highlighted many of the same...
  • China 20 Jul 2020

    May I very much welcome the much more robust attitude that we are seeing from the Front Bench? My right hon. Friend speaks about China’s economic rise, but I believe that that has coincided with a demise in a collective sense of duty and responsibility of the west. For decades, we have turned a blind eye to China’s democratic deficit and its human rights violations in the hope that it...
  • China 20 Jul 2020

    That’s why I’m on the Back Benches now.

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Conservative MP for Bournemouth East

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Tobias Ellwood campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Defence
  • Culture Media and Sport
  • Home Department
  • Transport
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
  • Aircraft Carriers
  • Libya
  • Tourism

Currently held offices

  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (since 6 Jul 2020)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 20 May 2020)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (since 11 May 2020)
  • Chair, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Chair, Defence Sub-Committee (since 5 Mar 2020)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (since 29 Jan 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (14 Jun 2017 to 27 Jul 2019)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (15 Jul 2014 to 14 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (2 Jul 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 23 Jan 2006)
  • Opposition Whip (Commons) (10 May 2005 to 2 Jul 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Jul 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
Ongoing service in the Territorial Army. Payments are received from the Army Pay Office, 65 Brown St, Glasgow G2 8EX.
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address of donor: PO Box 55937, Riyadh 11544

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): return flight London to Riyadh costing £6,484.22; internal flight Riyadh to Dammam costing £562.80; hotel in Riyadh costing £515; £7,562.02 in total

Destination of visit: Riyadh and Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia

Dates of visit: 22-24 September 2019

Purpose of visit: Parliamentary fact finding visit to Saudi Aramco facilities targeted in 14 September 2019 attack, and briefings on latest regional situation.

(Registered 08 October 2019)
Name of donor: CMEC UK MENA Ltd
Address of donor: 3 King Street, Castle Hedingham, Halstead, England, CO9 3ER

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transport, food and accommodation at a value of £1,150

Destination of visit: Israel/Palestine

Date of visit: 16-18 February 2020

Purpose of visit: fact finding visit to gain a deeper understanding of issues in Israel/Palestine.

(Registered 26 February 2020)

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