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RORY PROMOTES NATIONAL JOKE COMPETITION

MP for Penrith and The Border, Rory Stewart, is backing ​’Voice Box​’​ ​- a national ​joke​-telling​ ​competition for both ​mainstream and special schools, run by The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapy (RCSLT)​, in partnership with the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)​. The competition ​aims to demonstrate the importance of good communication skills and will​ culminate in a national final at Westminster next year. […]

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RORY CELEBRATES POSITIVE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT FIGURES IN VISIT TO JOBCENTRE

In a meeting at the Jobcentre in Penrith, Rory Stewart MP commended the work of the organisation in helping achieve record employment figures for the Eden Valley. With an astounding 87.8% of 16-64 year-olds employed, the Eden Valley strengthens its position as a thriving hub of productivity in a rural economy. The figures come as […]

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RORY APPLAUDS ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ COMMUNITY BROADBAND SCHEMES

Rory Stewart MP has picked out two Cumbrian broadband schemes to be national models for community broadband – and is working with the Minister for Broadband to share the Cumbrian example across the country. Rory met residents in Milburn and Dufton, this week, who are behind two successful community broadband schemes, established to bring high-speed broadband […]

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RORY COMMITS TO SUPPORTING BOVINE TB FARMERS

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart last week attended a meeting of farmers from Appleby and Upper Eden, organised by the National Farmers Union (NFU) and held at Coupland Beck Farm. The primary focus was on the current bovine TB (bTB) scare in the Eden Valley, but the group also discussed other pressing issues […]

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Herald Column, Sat 16th Sept 2017

The purpose of terrorism is the propagation of terror. And so one of the prime targets – and victims – of the terrorists are the survivors, and in particular the witnesses. As we saw in Manchester, and in London, in Paris, and Brussels, Spain and Tunisia, the impact of an attack extends, deepens, and multiplies, […]

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DROP-IN SURGERIES SEPTEMBER 2017

Please note that Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, will be holding drop-in surgeries as follows: Friday 15th September 2017 1300-1400 Tufton Arms, Appleby 1730-1830 Local Links, Alston No appointment is necessary, and all constituents are welcome. More information can be found at www.rorystewart.co.uk/surgeriesFor more information please call 01768 484 114.  

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RORY OFFERS FURTHER SUPPORT FOR CHENNAI SIX MAN

Rory Stewart MP has met again with the family of a Wigton man currently imprisoned in India. John Armstrong, a former Paratrooper, was one of six British men – known as the ‘Chennai 6′ – arrested in 2013 on board an anti-piracy ship and convicted of illegally possessing firearms in Indian waters. Since then, Rory has been […]