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RORY SUPPORTS LOCAL SPORTS CLUB

Rory has met with representatives from the Pitch Replacement Group for Kirkby Stephen Community Sports Association to discuss the site’s condition and their plans for its improvement. The pitch, which is over 22 years old, and ten years past its life expectancy, has deteriorated to such a state that it will soon be unfit for use. The facility is […]

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RORY VISITS MULTI AGENCY HUB IN CARLISLE

        Rory visited the Multi Agency Hub in Carlisle’s Civic Centre to discuss the challenges faced by those working in the hub. The Multi-Agency Hub was set up in Carlisle to bring agencies together so that they can work more effectively on solving problems across the county. They deal with a range of […]

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RORY VISITS HERMES DEPOT IN CARLISLE

Rory visited the Hermes on Kingstown Industrial Estate as the depot prepares for the busy Christmas period.  Mr Stewart was given a tour of the depot, which handles on average around 17,000 parcels a day. As Christmas is approaching the depot is gearing up for its busy period – when around 31,000 parcels will come […]

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RORY PRAISES THE ROLE OF THE ARTS ON RHEGED EXHIBITION VISIT

Rory has praised the role of the arts in Cumbria on a visit to the Rheged Centre’s latest exhibition, which is staged in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum. Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, which runs from 14 September – 28 October, showcases the shortlist of the inaugural Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, launched to celebrate […]

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RORY CHAIRS MEETING TO DISCUSS ‘UNSAFE’ BRUNSTOCK BY-PASS

Rory has met with Brunstock residents to discuss the community’s road traffic problems. The town is located near to a five junction stretch of road from the Linstock roundabout to Greymoor Hill. Increases in the number of vehicles, compounded by the use of large agricultural vehicles, have led to rising congestion and a serious increase […]

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WEATHER IMPACT ON PENRITH AND THE BORDER

“For the majority of my constituents, this has been a terrible week in which many have suffered. Entire communities have been stranded, some households have been without electricity and light, and in severe cases farmers are suffering the significant loss of stock at one of the most important times of the farming calendar, just as […]

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CUMBRIA’S INDUSTRIAL IDENTITY – HERALD COLUMN 6th JANUARY 2018

For many decades, Cumbrian planners have tried to create economic growth by backing large Cumbrian industries. This is understandable because our industrial revolution was a miracle. The slow growth of our traditional rural economy, celebrated by Wordsworth, was blown apart in the second half of the nineteenth century, as we tore into the land, extracting […]

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Politics: A Dozen Small Things

Article first published in the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald on 1 December 2017 When I lived outside Britain, I felt that the greatest problem in Britain was injustice. Once I became a ‘parliamentary candidate’ I began to feel that the problem was that government was completely out of touch with reality on the ground, and […]

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RORY PRAISES RESILIENCE OF RICKERBY RETREAT

Rory Stewart MP last week paid a visit to the Rickerby Retreat, to meet with Spa Manager, Amy Bristo, and to look at how the spa and restaurant was recovering following damage sustained during Storm Desmond in 2015. The family business, owned and run by Rachel and Daniel Ferguson was launched in 2014 and was only […]

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RORY WELCOMES £1.3 BILLION BOOST TO NATIONAL SCHOOLS BUDGET

Rory has welcomed the announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion dedicated to schools funding over the next two years – helping to create more school places in Penrith and The Border, and more funds for headteachers to continue the important work they do in educating Penrith and The Border’s children. Rory commented […]