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RORY NOMINATES SIX CUMBRIAN HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD

Rory has nominated six Cumbrian healthcare providers for the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards, which are designed to celebrate the NHS’s 70th anniversary by honouring outstanding local teams, projects and people. It was a difficult decision but, in the end, Rory nominated the Alston Alliance for the Healthier Communities Award, the Eden Community Nursing Teams for the […]

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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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RORY COMMENDS PENRITH PUB CHEF

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart has commended local pub chef Stephen Tierney, from The Cross Keys Inn, Penrith, as part of the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award. Although Stephen was not selected as one of the national finalists, he was selected by the local MP as a superb chef offering great food in the local […]

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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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RORY URGES CONSTITUENTS TO STAY WELL THIS WINTER

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart is urging constituents to take care of themselves and their neighbours this winter. Every year, winter puts increased pressure on our NHS and emergency services, due to the combination of cold weather, increased levels of flu, sicker patients and staff illness, and the ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign has […]

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​RORY HEARS ABOUT CUMBRIA’S TEACHING CHALLENGES

Rory Stewart MP has met with some of Cumbria’s key Education figures to discuss some of the challenges facing the teaching system. The group included Graham Frost, Cumbria Branch Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), Sue Sanderson, Cumbria County Council Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, and Kathryn Fox, Head of School Partnership and External Engagement at […]

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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 […]