Bournemouth MP Tobias Ellwood promoted to Foreign Office role

Bournemouth MP Tobias Ellwood promoted to Foreign Office role

Bournemouth MP Tobias Ellwood promoted to Foreign Office role

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Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood has been made a Foreign Office junior minister.

Mr Ellwood becomes Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with responsibility for policy on North America, the Middle East and North Africa.

He will be working with Philip Hammond, who was moved from the Ministry of Defence in the reshuffle to replace William Hague as Foreign Secretary.

Mr Ellwood said; "I am delighted and honoured to be joining Philip Hammond in the Foreign Office with responsibility for North America, the Middle East and North Africa.

"Recent events in these regions will certainly make this a challenging new role, but I am looking forward to getting started and working with the Foreign Office to develop our relationships and policy in these regions."

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4:37pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Nice But Dim says...

That will stop me voting Tory - he hasn't had tinme to deal with local issues before - no hope now.
That will stop me voting Tory - he hasn't had tinme to deal with local issues before - no hope now. Nice But Dim
  • Score: 14

7:33pm Wed 16 Jul 14

twynhamob says...

Nice But Dim wrote:
That will stop me voting Tory - he hasn't had tinme to deal with local issues before - no hope now.
But he thinks "Bournemouth" IS a foreign place, now that he is in the foreign-office he can take a trip out of London and come see the delights of the place he represents, but given his IQ he may turn around if there is no border to cross.
[quote][p][bold]Nice But Dim[/bold] wrote: That will stop me voting Tory - he hasn't had tinme to deal with local issues before - no hope now.[/p][/quote]But he thinks "Bournemouth" IS a foreign place, now that he is in the foreign-office he can take a trip out of London and come see the delights of the place he represents, but given his IQ he may turn around if there is no border to cross. twynhamob
  • Score: 6

8:46pm Wed 16 Jul 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

How many more times have we got to widen the doors so we can get his head In.What I give to see him lose the election in 2015 but that will never happen.It's a safe seat and he's knows that.I think they should be in an MP for two terms then stand down then you won't get complacency.

See his expenses rise !
How many more times have we got to widen the doors so we can get his head In.What I give to see him lose the election in 2015 but that will never happen.It's a safe seat and he's knows that.I think they should be in an MP for two terms then stand down then you won't get complacency. See his expenses rise ! politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 5

6:41am Thu 17 Jul 14

billy bumble says...

On a wider note - this proves the lack of depth in the Tory talent pool
On a wider note - this proves the lack of depth in the Tory talent pool billy bumble
  • Score: 3

7:21am Thu 17 Jul 14

Baysider says...

billy bumble wrote:
On a wider note - this proves the lack of depth in the Tory talent pool
...I think you mean the gene pool.

It's frightening to think that the Invisible MP has got himself a promotion in this government and might actually end up in a position of influence at some point. Still, as others point out he doesn't actually have to do anything for his constituents as a pig in a blue rosette would get elected in his seat.
[quote][p][bold]billy bumble[/bold] wrote: On a wider note - this proves the lack of depth in the Tory talent pool[/p][/quote]...I think you mean the gene pool. It's frightening to think that the Invisible MP has got himself a promotion in this government and might actually end up in a position of influence at some point. Still, as others point out he doesn't actually have to do anything for his constituents as a pig in a blue rosette would get elected in his seat. Baysider
  • Score: 3

11:43am Thu 17 Jul 14

Bournemouth87 says...

Well at kleast I know who I will not be voting for. This man is a joke, he is afraid to make decisions and has not kept his promises. Bad Bad decision
Well at kleast I know who I will not be voting for. This man is a joke, he is afraid to make decisions and has not kept his promises. Bad Bad decision Bournemouth87
  • Score: 1

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