Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for the Middle East and Africa)

Tobias Ellwood MP

Biography

Tobias Ellwood was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in July 2014. He was elected Conservative MP for Bournemouth East in May 2005.

Education

Tobias was educated in Bonn and Vienna when his parents were overseas as members of the United Nations. He returned to attend Loughborough University and subsequently completed an MBA at City University Business School. He also completed the senior executive course in National and International Studies at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Career outside politics

Tobias was in the Royal Green Jackets from 1991 to 1996, and served in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Kuwait, Germany, Gibraltar and Bosnia. He left the Army at the rank of Captain and is a current Army Reservist. Tobias was a senior business development manager with the London Stock Exchange for two years, and then with Allen and Overy in a senior role.

Family

Tobias is married to Hannah, and he has two young sons. He is a keen sportsman, a qualified pilot and an Eagle Scout.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Minister for the Middle East and Africa)

Responsibilities include:

• Middle East
• Africa
• counter terrorism
• countering violent extremism
• consular policy
• illegal wildlife trade
• ministerial oversight of FCO Services

Announcements

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  1. Minister for Africa welcomes signing of the Accra Declaration

    • News story
  2. Minister for North Africa statement on civil society in Egypt

    • Press release
  3. Minister for the Middle East concerned by settlement plan in East Jerusalem

    • Press release
  4. Minister Ellwood condemns terrorist attack in al-Hilla, Iraq

    • News story
  5. Tobias Ellwood statement on plans to demolish Bedouin village in Israel

    • News story
  6. Minister for the Middle East statement on settlement outposts across the West Bank

    • Press release
  7. Minister for the Middle East statement on settlement units in East Jerusalem

    • Press release
  8. Minister Ellwood statement on Mosul

    • News story
  9. UK welcomes initial report into airstrike on funeral hall in Yemen

    • Press release
  10. Minister for the Middle East statement following attack on Yemen funeral hall

    • Press release