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EASTER UPDATE

Dear Friend, Very happy Easter. And a particularly happy Easter to all of those who suffered from some of the horrifying winter weather. The conditions that we all witnessed through Storm Emma were unbelievably difficult. Farmers I met disagreed about when the snows had last been so heavy, but there’s certainly no doubt that we […]

Addressing the House of Commons

RORY SPEAKS ON UPSKIRTING

Rory Stewart: I pay tribute to the hon. Lady for the work that she has done on this important issue. Upskirting is a disgusting and horrifying offence. There is a great deal more that we can do to educate the police and prosecuting authorities about their current ability to prosecute offenders under the outraging public […]

Rory welcomes HRH the Prince of Wales

RORY PAYS TRIBUTE TO HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES ON HIS TRIP TO CUMBRIA

It is always a pleasure to welcome HRH the Prince of Wales to Cumbria, particularly to mark so important an occasion for our communities. UNESCO’s recognition of the Lake District, unquestionably one of the most beautiful parts of the world, is fantastic news for our businesses, tourism and our heritage. It has been a truly […]

RORY STEWART MP AND HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES

RORY AND HRH PRINCE CHARLES TOUR HMP DARTMOOR

On Friday 23 March, Rory welcomed HRH the Prince of Wales to HMP Dartmoor in his capacity as Ministers for Prisons. Rory and The Prince toured the prison before watching a special performance by the Prison Choir Project, which performed songs from popular musicals, including Les Misérables. This musical initiative has engaged with over 400 […]

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ON THE RECENT FREE SCHOOL MEALS VOTE

The recent vote was not to remove food entitlement from the most disadvantaged. Still less was it “taking free school meals from a million people.” The vote, instead, removed entitlement from the better off, in order to focus free lunches on those children whose parents cannot afford them. As a result, by 2022, 50,000 more children […]

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RORY WELCOMES NEW BROADBAND SCHEME

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, announced the investment of £67 million in faster broadband. Vouchers worth up to £3000 and £500 will be provided to small or medium sized business and residents, respectively, by the Nationwide Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to help cover the costs of connecting to full fibre broadband. […]

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RORY SEEKS BETTER EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN FOR STAINMORE

Rory Stewart MP has paid a visit to the community on Stainmore to hear about their experiences, after they were completely cut off by Storm Emma. Residents in the small, remote community found themselves isolated when deep snow and huge drifts blocked the roads and almost entirely submerged the ground floor of some properties. After […]