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Left to right: Centre Director Sean Day, Stables Manager Henri Carew, and Rory Stewart MP

The Community of Cumbria

Last Friday, I came home on the train, feeling that parliament and even Britain was out of sorts. But twenty separate meetings – starting in Penrith, on to Wigton, and finishing at a memorial service for Mary Burkett in Carlisle – changed my view. First, we broke the foundations for the new Sunbeams Music Centre, […]

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RORY CELEBRATES £60,000 FLOODLIGHT UPGRADE AT PENRITH RUFC

Rory Stewart MP on Friday visited Penrith Rugby Club to help celebrate their £60,000 National Lottery funding win from the Inspired Facilities fund to upgrade the floodlights on the second and third team pitches, which is also the area used for training. This upgrade will help protect the improved ground and allow the area to […]

L-R: Mayor Joe Cowell, Rory Stewart MP, Joanne Young (Group Project
Manager, Innovia Security), Alistair Grant (Construction Director,
Story Contracting), Dominic Heaton (Finance Director, Innovia Films)
and Councillor Duncan Fairbairn.

RORY CONGRATULATES INNOVIA SECURITY ON VISIT TO £20M WIGTON SITE

Rory Stewart paid a visit to the new 20m pound Wigton Innovia Security site on Friday ‎to congratulate the company on a “fantastic result” for Wigton. The new factory, located next to the existing Innovia Films’ operation, will produce the polymer substrate for bank-notes for the Bank of England. The MP supported the company’s bid […]

Rory Stewart MP and Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin at Penrith Station

RORY CONFIRMS £3.3m PENRITH STATION LIFT AND UPGRADE‎

Rory Stewart on Friday met with Network Rail and Virgin Trains to confirm the details of the £3.3m ‘Access for All’ upgrade at Penrith railway station, which will provide a lift for the station. Network Rail confirmed that survey work will begin later this year, with the lift due to be installed in 2016. Rory […]

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SUNBEAMS PATRON RORY OFFICIALLY OPENS £2M CHARITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Sunbeams Patron and Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart on Friday joined Annie Mawson, Founder of Sunbeams Music Trust, and her team at the Redhills site of their £2m new music therapy building, to officially launch the 35-week construction of the long-awaited and richly-deserved centre. The project is the culmination of many years of […]

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RORY PRESSES FOR SUPPORT FROM SoS FOR POST-16 TRANSPORT IN CUMBRIA

Rory Stewart MP is in discussions with Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education, about the “intolerable” situation regarding school transport for 16-18 year olds in Cumbria. The MP in discussions raised the importance and uniqueness of Cumbrian needs, and pressed her to make sure that Cumbria’s needs would be considered in the next comprehensive […]

Rory Stewart MP pictured with (L-R): Alex Herbert (Head of Human Resources), Ross Ferguson (IT), Darius Kent (Finance Director), Bryony Whitehead (Assistant Director) and Lauren Spowart (Managing Director)

RORY PROMOTES YOUNG ENTERPRISE WITH NTS ‘CUMBRIA UNWRAPPED’ PROJECT

Rory Stewart MP on Friday spent time with Wigton’s Nelson Thomlinson School’s Young Enterprise group of Year 12 students, who presented to him their ‘Cumbria Unwrapped’ product of edible products from the Cumbria. The enterprising students have identified a gap in the market for packaging Cumbrian-produced products in gift hampers presented on local pieces of […]

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ARMED FORCES (SERVICE COMPLAINTS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE) BILL

Transcript: Rory Stewart (Penrith and The Border, Conservative) I will try to speak quite briefly. I pay a huge tribute to everyone involved for the way that this debate has been conducted. There has been a very good debate in the House of Lords, some very serious work by the Defence Committee since 2005 and […]

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IRAQ INQUIRY

Transcript: Rory Stuart (Penrith and The Border, Conservative) It seems to me that the challenge in relation to the Chilcot inquiry is our inability in Britain to come to terms with failure, our inability to come to terms with what exactly went wrong with Iraq, and our inability to reform. As a result of all […]