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RORY COMMENTS ON THE AIR STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA

“I support the prime minister’s decisive response to the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons. These are a cruel and indiscriminate form of attack and I am hopeful that the recent, targeted air strikes will deter their use in the future. Britain, working with France and the United States, has sent a clear message that […]

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RORY BIDS FOR A TORNADO FOR THE SOLWAY AVIATION MUSEUM

Rory has called for a Tornado aircraft fuselage to be donated to the Solway Aviation Museum, in recognition of Cumbria’s importance to the RAF. Cumbria and the Lake District have, for over seventy years, been home to RAF bases and squadrons, functioning as training areas and sites for experiments. Today, Cumbria’s connection to the Air […]

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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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THE POINT OF POLITICIANS

It once seemed easier to define the point of politicians. Historically this was done in three ways. Aristotle’s ideal politician was a virtuous and philosophical man, serving the city-state of Athens. He only required his politician to defend Athens, to rule it justly, and to beautify it; not to change it. For Ancient Romans, and […]

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EASTER UPDATE

Dear Friend, Very happy Easter. And a particularly happy Easter to all of those who suffered from some of the horrifying winter weather. The conditions that we all witnessed through Storm Emma were unbelievably difficult. Farmers I met disagreed about when the snows had last been so heavy, but there’s certainly no doubt that we […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON UPSKIRTING

Rory Stewart: I pay tribute to the hon. Lady for the work that she has done on this important issue. Upskirting is a disgusting and horrifying offence. There is a great deal more that we can do to educate the police and prosecuting authorities about their current ability to prosecute offenders under the outraging public […]

Rory welcomes HRH the Prince of Wales

RORY PAYS TRIBUTE TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES ON HIS TRIP TO CUMBRIA

It is always a pleasure to welcome HRH the Prince of Wales to Cumbria, particularly to mark so important an occasion for our communities. UNESCO’s recognition of the Lake District, unquestionably one of the most beautiful parts of the world, is fantastic news for our businesses, tourism and our heritage. It has been a truly […]