News

No Image

RORY STEWART MP HERALDS FUEL REBATE WIN FOR RURAL AREAS

Rory Stewart MP and Minister for Environment and Rural Affairs, has applauded the increase of the government’s Rural Fuel Rebate Scheme which will from yesterday allow 125,000 people living in selected rural areas to benefit from cheaper fuel. Rory has long advocated and campaigned for an extension of the Rural Fuel Rebate pilot, both as […]

No Image

RORY STEWART MP HELPS RAISE £7,000 FOR HOSPICE AT HOME

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, on Friday 22nd helped to raise a staggering £7,000 for Carlisle and North Lakeland Hospice at Home, in an unusual ‘Meet the Artist’ event and auction at Netherby Hall, Longtown. The MP presided over proceedings at the event, where five local artists had each donated a work […]

No Image

ALSTON HOLDS FIRST P&B HUSTINGS WITH ALL FIVE PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES

The Alston Moor community last night held the first general election hustings for the Penrith and The Border seat, with all five parliamentary candidates in attendance. Over 100 local residents of all ages packed out the Alston Town Hall to hear from; Rory Stewart (Conservatives), Neil Hughes (Liberal Democrats), Lee Rushworth (Labour), John Stanyer (UKIP) […]

No Image

P&B PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES QUESTIONED ON VOLUNTARY SECTOR

Representatives from the five political parties fielding parliamentary candidates in Penrith and The Border, yesterday attended a hustings set up by The Cumbria Third Sector Network, that focused specifically on the local voluntary sector. According to Karen Bowen, the Chief Officer of the Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service, who provided an overview of the voluntary […]

Rory Stewart alongside poetry winners

RORY STEWART PRESENTS POETRY PRIZES AT BEWCASTLE SCHOOL

Rory Stewart, Parliamentary candidate for Penrith and The Border, was invited to present Bewcastle Primary School’s poetry prizes, awarded to winning students from each year group. The author of three best-selling books – and currently working on his fourth, focused on his walk across Cumbria – Rory Stewart had the opportunity to read the students’ […]

No Image

RORY DELIVERS TALK ON BORDERLAND HISTORY TO BEWCASTLE HERITAGE SOCIETY

Parliamentary candidate for Penrith and The Border, Rory Stewart, yesterday delivered a talk to the Bewcastle Heritage Society on the history of the Borderlands. The talk drew over 80 people from both sides of the border, and built on the two-part BBC documentary he hosted last year called, Border Country – The Story Of Britain’s […]

No Image

RORY STEWART GUEST SPEAKER AT CASTLERIGG MANOR FUNDRAISER

Rory Stewart, the parliamentary candidate for Penrith and The Border, was invited to speak at a fundraising dinner last Thursday, in support of the Castlerigg Manor Youth Service. Castlerigg Manor serves communities across the North West, acting as a residential retreat where young people can engage in outdoor activities and adventure weekends to develop their […]

No Image

RORY DISCUSSES AFGHANISTAN AND TRAVEL WITH QEGS STUDENTS

The Penrith and The Border Parliamentary candidate, Rory Stewart, was invited on Friday, to speak with students at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School on his experiences walking across Afghanistan in 2002 – which he would later write up into a New York Times Bestselling book, The Places in Between. Rory introduced the history, culture, and religion […]