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Statement on Brexit

Britain must now make the best of Brexit. The decision is made, and we should be energetic and optimistic. ‎We need to remind people that this is still the same Britain, that the things about Britain that we fundamentally enjoy, remain the same. I personally believe that we need to invest now more than ever […]

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RORY STEWART MP CONGRATULATES LAZONBY FIRE STATION CAMPAIGN ON SUCCESS

  Rory Stewart MP has congratulated Lazonby’s firefighters​, its community​, and dedicated local councillors Gordon Nicolson and Hilary Carrick​ for ​their​ successful campaign to retain the station, which has resulted today in the announcement that the County Council has stepped down on its plans to close five of Cumbria’s fire stations.​ Rory has been a […]

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RORY STEWART MP CELEBRATES EDEN MENCAP SOCIETY​’S​ 30th ANNIVERSARY

Rory Stewart MP joined staff, supporters and beneficiaries on Friday at the 30th Anniversary celebrations of Eden Mencap Society (EMS), celebrating the important local service that began in 1986. The birthday party took place at their premises in Duke Street, Penrith, which has provided the local charity with vital extra space to support its users […]

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Rory Stewart MP on Syria

My decision on the Syria vote was strongly influenced by my personal experiences and work in Bosnia, in Kosovo, in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Balkans showed me how important an international intervention can be in protecting civilians. Iraq and Afghanistan showed how much uncertainty and ignorance and risk we face in intervention. There are risks […]

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RORY STEWART MP CHAMPIONS CUMBRIAN PRODUCERS

Rory Stewart MP met with local producers in Penrith last week to discuss the upcoming ‘Cumbria Day’ in London, which he is organising along with fellow Cumbrian MP’s; John Stevenson, Sue Heyman, Jamie Reed and Tim Farron. It would be the second event of its kind, celebrating Cumbrian business, and in particular, it’s speciality food […]

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RORY STEWART MP “CUMBRIAN MILK IS RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP”

Rory Stewart MP was given a tour of North Lakes Foods dairy processing facilities on Friday, where he learnt how Cumbrian branded milk is produced. The dairy which operates from Gillwilly Industrial Estate in Penrith, employs 27 members of staff and produces 105,​000 liters of milk per week. They also produce cream and orange juice. […]

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Rory’s Year in Parliament – Archive on 4

Here, if you’re interested, is a BBC Radio 4 documentary on our recent work in Penrith and The Border touching on different parts of the constituency, agriculture, tourism, the environment and Putin’s Russia.MyRecording (3)

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RORY STEWART WELCOMES GLENRIDDING DECISION

Following his direct intervention earlier this year, Rory Stewart has welcomed the decision to award the contract for health care services in Glenridding to The Lakes Medical Practice. The long term future of Glenridding Health Centre came under threat earlier this year, following national changes to the funding system. As a result of these changes, […]

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£500k FLOODING SUPPORT FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES

Six rural areas are to receive a share of a half-a-million pound fund making it easier for them to apply for flood protection, Floods Minister Rory Stewart announced today. The ‘Pathfinder Projects’ pilot schemes will look at cutting red tape and costs for small communities at risk of flooding across the country. Each pilot will […]