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RORY TALKS RESILIENCE AT KIRKBY STEPHEN GRAMMAR SCHOOL’S PRIZE GIVING

“If all else goes wrong, get a dog,” – that was Rory’s advice to students as he gave the key note speech at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School’s prize giving. Rory was invited to speak to students, parents and teachers about ‘resilience’ as the school celebrated a year of achievements. He said that he didn’t have […]

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BRAVE OFFICERS NEED THE TOOLS TO DO THEIR JOBS

The levels of violence and drug use in some of our prisons is shockingly high. Violent prisons are dangerous for our hard-working, dedicated prison officers, and they are a danger for our whole society. Therefore, my first priority, as prisons’ minister, is to make our prisons safe. How? First, by recruiting extra prison officers – […]

Rory Stewart MP at Troutbeck Head Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

RORY CHAMPIONS TOURISM IN CUMBRIA ON CARAVAN SITE VISIT

Rory has visited the Troutbeck Head Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, to learn more about the contribution of caravanning to the local economy. Troutbeck Head Caravan and Motorhome Club Site, nestled under Great Mell Fell and looking up to Blencathra, has welcomed visitors to the Lake District for decades. Mr Stewart was met by Phil Monkman, […]

Rory Stewart MP at Mountain Rescue

RORY BACKS BID FOR PENRITH MOUNTAIN RESCUE’S NEW HOME

Rory, a longstanding supporter of the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team, has backed its plan to build a new base following a recent visit. The Penrith Mountain Rescue Team is based in Tynefield Drive in Penrith but has grown too big for its buildings. As a result, it is planning to build a new base for the […]

Rory Stewart MP with John Stokes

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 […]

Rory Stewart MP Launches the Famous Tails Trail

FAMOUS TAILS TRAIL LAUNCHED AT LOWTHER

The Famous Tails Trail was launched at Lowther Castle on Saturday by Rory. There was a good turnout for the launch, with people and dogs coming from far and wide to participate in the inaugural walk. Rory cut the ribbon and went along the trail with other attendees, admiring the flowers and enjoying the scenery. […]

Rory Stewart MP with Chris Kaighin

RORY DISCUSSES NATURAL ENGLAND’S NORTH CUMBRIAN PLANS

Rory has chaired a meeting with representatives from Natural England to discuss the restoration of Bolton Fell Moss and plans for its reopening. Bolton Fell Moss, a lowland raised bog in North Cumbria, has been subject to major restoration works since 2013. Prior to this, it had suffered as a result of large scale extraction of […]

Rory Stewart MP at Penrith JobCentre

RORY CELEBRATES RECORD EMPLOYMENT IN PENRITH AND THE BORDER

Rory has welcomed the latest unemployment figures, which show a fall to the lowest rate in more than four decades, and shows Penrith and the Border as having one of the very lowest rates of unemployment in the country. In the North West, 3,446,494 people are now in work, an increase of 267,494 since 2010. […]

Rory Stewart MP with Professor Patricia Livsey

RORY PAYS TRIBUTE TO EDEN VALLEY HOSPICE

Rory has praised Eden Valley Hospice following a recent visit to see its new outdoor area and hear an update on its future plans. Professor Patricia Livsey, the Chief Executive of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, welcomed Mr Stewart to the Hospice and gave him a briefing on its recent work, before conducting him around […]