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RORY PRAISES LOCAL FLOOD ACTION GROUP IN FLOOD ACTION CAMPAIGN 2015

After one of the wettest weekends of the autumn, Rory Stewart MP and Minister for Floods highlighted the Environment Agency’s (EA) Flood Action Campaign 2015 with a visit to the River Roe Catchment Community Water Management Group (RCCWMG) in Stockdalewath on the border of his constituency, where a local community group have come together to […]

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RORY VISITS WATCHTREE NATURE RESERVE

Rory Stewart MP has visited the Watchtree Nature Reserve on the Solway Plain to discuss its future, and how its volunteer-led team are adapting to secure its future as a community asset. In a wide-ranging discussion, the MP and Defra Minister met with Director and Chairperson Frank Mawby, his team of volunteers, and officers involved […]

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RORY LAUNCHES EXPORT WEEK IN INNOVIA CLARITY™C BUBBLE LINE VISIT

Rory Stewart MP has congratulated Innovia Films on their new Bubble 8 Clarity™C line at their Wigton site, taking the opportunity ​of a visit there this weekend ​to also raise awareness of UKTI’s Export Week and highlighting the fantastic work that Innovia does in ​research and ​development​, and exporting ground-breaking new technologies abroad. Rory was […]

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RORY ATTENDS CUMBRIA YOUNG FARMERS AGM

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, was honoured to speak at the 41st Cumbria Young Farmers Club AGM at the George Hotel in Penrith on Friday 6th November. The Cumberland & Westmorland Young Farmers Club formed in 1937, and became the Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers in 1974; it has 15 clubs in […]

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RORY’S RESPONSE TO LAZONBY FIRE STATION CAMPAIGN

Rory Stewart MP said: “Lazonby’s fire station plays an unbelievably important role in protecting our community; responding to a wide number of emergency situations – whether in homes, or on the roads – and they cover a huge area with already limited resources. The present Fire and Rescue resource is a full time crew and […]

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Tenant farmers have key role to play in industry’s future

Landowners should be encouraged to let out more land for longer periods for farming because tenancy arrangements offer such an important route for people into the industry, Farming Minister George Eustice will say today. Speaking at the annual NFU National Tenant Farmers’ Conference, in Newbury, the minister will argue that creating more opportunities to rent […]

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RORY TO NOMINATE PUB CHEF OF THE YEAR

Rory Stewart MP is inviting constituents to vote for their favourite local chefs for the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award. The British Beer & Pub Association and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group have launched the Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year award in partnership with Nestlé Professional. The prestigious new award seeks […]

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FORTHCOMING DROP-IN SURGERIES

Please note that Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, will be holding open surgeries at the following locations on Saturday 7th November 2015: 1130-1230 – Market Hall Cafe, Wigton 1630-1730 – Booths Cafe, Penrith No appointment is necessary, and all constituents are welcome. More information can be found at www.rorystewart.co.uk/surgeries For more information […]