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Rory’s comments on the release of Wigton constituent John Armstrong

“John has now finally flown out of India, following his almost four-year ordeal in India. I cannot overstate how pleased I am for John and his family, in particular his parents and sister Joanne Thomlinson, who have done so much to bring about this result, and whose courage and patience throughout has made a huge impression […]

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​RORY CALLS FOR CONSTITUENTS TO NOMINATE LOCAL FOOD AND DRINK PRODUCERS

Penrith and The Border​ MP Rory Stewart is asking constituents to nominate their favourite local food and drink producers ahead of Cumbria Day 2018, which will take pl​ace in Westminster on 24th January​. Hosted by Cumbria’s six members of Parliament and supported by Visit Cumbria, and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, the annual event provides an opportunity for Cumbrian businesses to network on […]

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RORY URGES FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES TO APPLY FOR SHARE OF £50K FUNDING

Rory Stewart MP is urging small food and drink businesses in Penrith and The Border to apply for the chance to win a share of £50,000 funding in the first competition aimed at pushing the boundaries in food business innovation to kick-start the next generation of food production. The scheme has been launched by Defra, through […]

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WELCOME FOR HISTORIC BORDERLANDS DEAL IN CHANCELLOR’S 2017 BUDGET

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart has responded to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Budget Statement, delivered this afternoon, and has in particular applauded the Chancellor’s commitment to progressing a devolved growth deal for the Borderlands region, including north Cumbria – a deal on which Rory has worked since initiating the proposal while a […]

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RORY LAUNCHES ‘MOVING’ NEW BOOK ABOUT PENRITH IN WORLD WAR I

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart attended a reception at The George Hotel last week, to launch a new book about Penrith during the First World War. The collection of stories, entitled ‘Heroism, Hardship… and Victory’ were drawn together by the Penrith Remembers group, and edited by co-chair Ann Risman, with help from former […]

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RORY PRAISES GOVERNMENT BOOST FOR PENRITH MOUNTAIN RESCUE

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart has praised the work of a group of dedicated volunteers, who have been awarded £5,958 to boost their vital life-saving work. The money for the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team has been made available from the Government’s inshore and inland rescue boat grant fund and is the fourth round […]

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RORY VISITS WARWICK BRIDGE’S HERITAGE ASSETS

Last week, Penrith and The Border MP​ Rory Stewart paid a visit to two of Warwick Bridge’s heritage assets; Warwick Bridge Corn Mill, and Our Lady and St Wilfrid’s Church​.Rory was accompanied to the Corn Mill by local residents, including Councillors Doreen Parsons and Marilyn Bowman, and met with representatives from Historic England and the North of England Civic […]