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RORY STEWART MP CELEBRATES LINK BETWEEN LANDSCAPE AND EDUCATION

Rory Stewart MP has today awarded ten home-educated children from the Penrith area with the John Muir Award, a certificate which acknowledges the work that the young people have undertaken over the course of five weeks spent in the Lake District National Park and learning about how to care for the environment. As part of […]

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NEW PROGRESS IN MP’S CAMPAIGN ON INFECTED BLOOD SCANDAL

Penrith and The Border MP, Rory Stewart, has welcomed progress in the campaign to compensate victims of the contaminated blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s, following his question to the Prime Minister in March – after which the Prime Minister issued a full apology – and following the publication of a five-year independent inquiry […]

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RORY STEWART MP: “CUMBRIAN CAMPAIGN HAS LED TO WIND SUBSIDIES BAN“

Rory Stewart MP has today praised and thanked the hundreds of community activists in Penrith and The Border who have supported his long-standing campaign to remove all subsidies on new onshore wind turbines, and to continue to keep his constituency – and north Cumbria – a turbine-free zone. Since election in 2010, Rory has helped […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]