Tobias Ellwood

'Tories need to refocus' - Conservative minister

Tobias Ellwood
BBC

"It doesn't matter that the economy is doing well and employment is high," says Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood.

"All that is subsumed by the fact that we have failed to deliver Brexit to the British people.

"We need to re-energise and refocus.

"Any new Conservative leader needs to try and unite the nation."

'Eight to a room and a very lousy shower'

Defence bases reprieved but minister highlights poor service living conditions
Five defence bases earmarked for closure will now be kept open. The Defence Minister, Tobias Ellwood, told MPs the changes followed "months of rigorous analysis" of the rapidly changing threats faced by the UK.  But he warned that some marines were still living eight to a room with a "very lousy shower". David Cornock reports. 

More on 'Today in Parliament' on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30 pm.

Local MP and Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood comments on President Trump's absence

The President didn't attend his remembrance meeting due to the weather.

Terrorism memorial unveiled by Bournemouth MP

Still Water memorial
BBC

Bournemouth MP Tobias Ellwood is hosting a ceremony for families of people killed in terror attacks abroad.

The Minister for Defence People and Veterans will take part in the ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

A new memorial called Still Water is being unveiled to serve as a permanent reminder of all lives lost abroad in terrorist attacks.

Tobias Ellwood's brother was killed in the 2002 Bali bombing.

Westminster attack MP Tobias Ellwood recalls 'eerie' moments
Tobias Ellwood, who tried to resuscitate PC Keith Palmer, speaks to BBC Newsnight about the moments after his death.
Westminster attack MP Tobias Ellwood recalls 'eerie' moments
Tobias Ellwood, who tried to resuscitate PC Keith Palmer, speaks to BBC Newsnight about the moments after his death.