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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 […]

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YOUNG PEOPLE GIVEN A VOICE IN FUTURE OF NATIONAL PARK

Young people are to take their place at the heart of decision-making for Northumberland National Park with the creation of the country’s first National Park Youth Cabinet, Environment Minister Rory Stewart announced today. The new cabinet will give local people aged 16-25 an active role in governing their National Park and encouraging others to help […]

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RORY STEWART SIGNPOSTS YOUNG CONSTITUENTS IN NEED TO CARLISLE KEY

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, is encouraging young people in need to be aware of the important services provided by Carlisle Key, a local charity whose work Rory supports. Rory met with Trustee Peter Ryan, Project Manager Julie Spence and apprentice Sophie Edwards, who introduced Rory to young Penrith resident Catherine Harper […]

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Tackling Food Waste

I am the Minister for Environment and Rural Affairs. The job includes rural communities, wildlife, national parks, forestry, rivers (fish, irrigation, drinking water, and flooding), air quality, and more. And although I have to travel around the country, a lot of this brings me back to Cumbria. Two weeks ago, for example, I began by […]