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RORY PRAISES LOCAL PENRITH HERO TATTIE TIM 

Rory made a special trip to one of Penrith’s most popular eateries last week to visit the famous ‘Tattie Tim’ AKA Tim Lorton, who was one of the first people to the scene of a horrific car accident in the centre of Penrith on the 14th May. Tim was working on his jacket potato stall when […]

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BIG BEN TO GO BLUE FOR NHS’ 70TH BIRTHDAY

North Cumbria NHS Trust’s “Go Blue” campaign is to extend to The Palace of Westminster, which is to be lit with blue light on 5 July, to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the NHS. This North Cumbria NHS Trust campaign seeks to mark the Health Service’s birthday by lighting Cumbrian landmarks and buildings blue. It comes […]

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RORY APPEARS BEFORE THE JUSTICE COMMITTEE

Rory appeared before the Justice Select Committee today alongside Mike Driver (the Chief Financial Officer at the Ministry of Justice) and Justin Russell (Director General, Offender Reform and Commissioning Group, Ministry of Justice), to answer questions on “prison population 2022″. Watch it here:   Chair: Good morning, everyone. Welcome to our evidence session on the prison […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON FENTANYL SENTENCING

Rory: It is a great privilege to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I begin by paying tribute to the hon. Member for Dover (Charlie Elphicke), and my hon. Friends the Members for South Thanet (Craig Mackinlay), and for Clacton (Giles Watling), for their leadership on this issue. Fentanyl is a very serious and pressing […]

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RORY CONVENES MEETING TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF APPLEBY HERITAGE CENTRE

Rory has convened a meeting with representatives from Appleby Heritage Centre and Carlisle College to discuss the future of the centres’ apprenticeship programme. For many years Appleby Heritage Centre has been working in partnership with Carlisle College to provide apprenticeship opportunities to young people across the Eden Valley, but the centre’s future and its ability to delivery apprenticeship programmes was thrown into doubt following the merger of Carlisle College […]

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RORY LEARNS ABOUT CUMBRIA’S ROMAN BATHHOUSE DISCOVERY

Rory has visited the offices of Carlisle-based commercial archaeologists Wardell Armstrong, to study their recent, major discovery of a Roman bathhouse. Wardell Armstrong, in excavations beginning in May 2017, have uncovered the remains of three separate rooms along the Northern bank of the River Eden, in central Carlisle. All the rooms contain evidence of under floor heating and were discovered […]

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RORY WELCOMES LATEST EMPLOYMENT FIGURES

Rory has welcomed the latest increase in the number of people in employment, which illustrates the strength of the local and national economy. Across the North West some 3,701,197 people are in work, an increase of 296,946 since 2010. Nationally, unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since records began in 1971, with some 3.3 […]

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RORY STEWART MP CONGRATULATES CHoC ON ITS LATEST SUCCESS

Rory has visited Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) to congratulate them on being rated “outstanding” in the recent CQC inspection, and to wish them luck in the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards. CHoC, which is based in Carlisle, operates from three locations in Penrith and The Border and, in grateful recognition of their outstanding work, Rory nominated them […]

Rory Stewart MP with Carlisle Castle Volunteer

​RORY THANKS VOLUNTEERS ON A VISIT TO CARLISLE CASTLE

Rory visited Carlisle Castle to see the Poppies: Weeping Window installation on Friday and to talk with volunteers. While at Carlisle Castle, Mr Stewart met with representatives from English Heritage and discussed visitor numbers, the overwhelming response from volunteers and the development plans that will follow. Rory also spoke to several of the volunteers, almost […]

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RORY NOMINATES OUT OF EDEN FOR PRESTIGIOUS PARLIAMENTARY AWARD

Rory has nominated Out of Eden as his 2018 Responsible Business Champion, praising the company’s commitment to sustainability and its sensitivity to the environmental impact of its operations. Each year MPs are invited by the All Party Parliamentary Corporate Responsibility Group (APPCRG) to select an outstanding local business which, due to its work in their […]