Community Engagement

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​RORY STEWART MP 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 […]

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The Public Point of View

My father died just over a year ago. I dreamt about him last night. Thinking about him, I’m reminded of two things today: first, that he loved me; and second, that he was – to put it mildly – puzzled by my choice of profession. He never saw the point of parliament, which he thought a ‘giant talking shop.’ […]

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RORY STEWART MP JOINS NATIONAL BUS CELEBRATION

Local MP Rory Stewart is this week supporting the national Catch the Bus Week campaign. The scheme, which promotes the sustainable benefits of taking the bus, has been praised by Rory, who has been spotted with the infamous green foam hand labelled ‘Catch the Bus Week’. Rory is a firm supporter of local bus services; […]

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RORY STEWART MP CONGRATULATES LAZONBY FIRE STATION CAMPAIGN ON SUCCESS

  Rory Stewart MP has congratulated Lazonby’s firefighters​, its community​, and dedicated local councillors Gordon Nicolson and Hilary Carrick​ for ​their​ successful campaign to retain the station, which has resulted today in the announcement that the County Council has stepped down on its plans to close five of Cumbria’s fire stations.​ Rory has been a […]

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RORY STEWART MP CELEBRATES EDEN MENCAP SOCIETY​’S​ 30th ANNIVERSARY

Rory Stewart MP joined staff, supporters and beneficiaries on Friday at the 30th Anniversary celebrations of Eden Mencap Society (EMS), celebrating the important local service that began in 1986. The birthday party took place at their premises in Duke Street, Penrith, which has provided the local charity with vital extra space to support its users […]

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RORY STEWART MP CHAMPIONS CUMBRIAN PRODUCERS

Rory Stewart MP met with local producers in Penrith last week to discuss the upcoming ‘Cumbria Day’ in London, which he is organising along with fellow Cumbrian MP’s; John Stevenson, Sue Heyman, Jamie Reed and Tim Farron. It would be the second event of its kind, celebrating Cumbrian business, and in particular, it’s speciality food […]

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RORY STEWART WELCOMES GLENRIDDING DECISION

Following his direct intervention earlier this year, Rory Stewart has welcomed the decision to award the contract for health care services in Glenridding to The Lakes Medical Practice. The long term future of Glenridding Health Centre came under threat earlier this year, following national changes to the funding system. As a result of these changes, […]