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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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Rough Sleeping Strategy and Prison Leavers

Sleeping out, night after night, in a street or a park, or a doorway, is not simply cold and uncomfortable – it is lonely, and damaging to soul and body. Rough sleepers are seventeen times more likely to be attacked than the general public. They are more likely to have substance misuse problems, and many […]

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RORY BACKS PENRITH AND THE BORDER BUSINESSES IN THE BEST SHOPS COMPETITION

Rory Stewart MP is calling on Penrith and The Border’s small shopkeepers to enter themselves in the Best Small Shops Competition. The competition seeks to celebrate the creativity of independent businesses and recognise their vital role in local communities. Penrith and The Border has a huge variety of small shops in its towns and villages and Rory […]

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RORY HOLDS DISCUSSION ON A66 DUALING AND SAFETY

Rory has met with representatives from Highways England to discuss their plans for the A66. Mr Stewart has campaigned for better roads for Cumbria since his election in 2010 and has been monitoring the situation on the A66 for some time. He arranged this meeting with representatives from Highways England in order to hear their […]

Rory Stewart MP Meets With NFU Members

RORY MEETS WITH NFU MEMBERS

Rory met with a group of 16 National Farmers’ Union members to discuss the needs and concerns of Cumbrian farmers. Mr Stewart opened the meeting by praising the farmers who are working together to isolate the affected area of bTB and applauded their own personal efforts in industry participation stating that “the current model being […]

Rory Stewart MP with Susan Thompson

RORY VISITS LOCAL RESIDENTIAL HOME

Rory visited Winters Park Residential Home to meet residents and discuss care issues with the Manager. Winters Park Residential Home, run by Susan Thompson, General Manger, is located in a peaceful part of Penrith and supports up to 40 residents at any given time. Mrs Thompson was pleased to show Mr Stewart around the home, […]

Rory Stewart and Rose Rouse

RORY WELCOMES NEW COUNCIL CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Rory met with Rose Rouse last week to welcome her to Eden and congratulate her on her new role as Chief Executive of Eden District Council, which she started at the beginning of July. Mrs Rouse, a former Corporate Director with Worcester City Council, said her main role over the next few months was to […]

Langwathby School

RORY PRAISES SCHOOL FOR ART MART WEEKEND

Rory visited Langwathby School’s ‘Art Mart’ weekend to support the annual event, in which the School is transformed into an Art Gallery. Art Mart brings artists from all over Cumbria to showcase their work alongside that of the children from the School. The event, which is in its 23rd year, displays over 320 paintings and works […]

File on 4

RORY APPEARS ON BBC RADIO ‘FILE ON 4′

Rory appeared on BBC Radio 4’s “File on 4″ programme last night, to discuss the situation in prisons, particularly the government’s efforts to reduce drugs and mobile phones. Listen here: