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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:          

Rory Stewart MP with Jim and Jane Wilson

RORY APPLAUDS BROADBAND PROGRESS ON BUSINESS VISIT

Rory visited Rutter Falls Self Catering Holiday Cottages on Saturday to discuss the business’ successful use of ultrafast broadband. Since his election in 2010, Rory has made increased broadband coverage a central priority and, to that end, he has consistently lobbied the government, councils and providers. One of the results of these efforts has been […]

Rewilding

RORY DEBATES REWILDING

Rory, George Monbiot, Mark Cocker and Minette Batters participated in “The Fight for the Countryside: Britain Should Rewild its Uplands”, hosted by Jonathan Dimbleby on Tuesday 10 July. You can listen to the full debate here:   And Rory’s speech, which is HERE.  

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JUSTICE QUESTIONS 10 JULY 2018

Rory, David Gauke, Lucy Frazer and Edward Argar, spoke in the House of Commons to answer Justice Questions on 5 June. Watch it here:   Mr Virendra Sharma (Ealing, Southall) (Lab) T1.  If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities. The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (Mr David Gauke) Today, I have […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON REWILDING

Some of my views on rewilding, ahead of tomorrow's debate with @Minette_Batters @GeorgeMonbiot and @MarkCocker2 for @intelligence2 pic.twitter.com/tml0HK3XNM — Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) July 9, 2018  

Speaking on Channel 4 News

HERALD COLUMN

It is a sunny afternoon. A young man, returning from work overtakes on a highway, and runs into a car, killing the other driver. The young man misjudged whether it was safe to overtake but he was sober, and not using a mobile phone. What sentence should he receive? The children of the victim feel […]

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RORY PRAISES LOCAL FORESTRY INDUSTRY FOR SUPPORTING MAJOR GROWTH DEAL

Rory recently attended a meeting of the Borderlands Forest Sector Group hosted by BSW Timber and Tilhill Forestry at the Carlisle Sawmills in Cargo. The Borderlands Forest Sector Group is a joint private and public sector initiative which is providing industry support for the Borderlands Growth Deal. Ideas include setting up the first Forestry Investment Zone in the UK, […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON MOBILE PHONES IN PRISON

Rory: I thank all Members who have spoken today, and particularly my hon. Friend Maria Caulfield for promoting this important Bill. I also thank my right hon. Friend Ms McVey who introduced the Bill in its original version, and my hon. Friend Sir Paul Beresford who brought forward the 2012 version. This has been an […]