Community Engagement

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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, […]

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RORY STEWART DEPOSITS IN EDEN’S FIRST CREDIT UNION

Rory Stewart MP on Friday met with staff of the EdenSave Credit Union at their office in the Devonshire Arcade in Penrith, where he found out about the new membership-based savings and loan facility catering to Eden’s residents. The Union was launched in October 2013, and currently has deposits totalling in excess of 150,000 pounds. […]

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RORY STEWART MP CELEBRATES TRIUMPH OF PENRITH’S FIRE APPLIANCE CAMPAIGN

Rory has greeted today’s news that Cumbria County Council has abandoned its plans to remove fire appliances from stations across Cumbria, including Penrith, as a ‘community triumph’, and has paid tribute to the thousands of constituents who have supported the campaign to retain Penrith station’s second appliance.    The news comes soon after Rory joined hundreds […]

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RORY STEWART MP PLEDGES SUPPORT FOR TEENAGE BUS SURVEY

On Saturday Rory met with Eden Youth Councillors Chris Mells and Shannon Twiddy, Brathay Trust supporter Geoff Brand, and Kirkby Stephen County Councillor Libby Bateman to learn about the Cumbria Youth Parliament’s current survey into rural transport in the county. He has given the initiative his full backing, and is encouraging young people in Penrith and the […]