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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’ […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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RORY HOLDS MEETING AT QEGS, PUSHING FOR MORE FUNDING FOR RURAL SCHOOLS

Rory Stewart, Parliamentary candidate for Penrith and The Border, met with the headteacher and head of Sixth Form at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School on Friday to hear concerns about funding for rural schools. The QEGS senior management team explained the difficulties and challenges they are facing, and Rory Stewart promised to work with them, and […]

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RORY DISCUSSES THE RISE OF ISIS WITH LOCAL BMA MEMBERS

Rory Stewart, Parliamentary candidate for Penrith and The Border, took time out of his campaign last Friday, to meet with local British Medical Association members at the Roundthorn Hotel in Penrith, where he delivered a talk on the rise and threat posed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. A former deputy governor in […]

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General Election Hustings in Penrith – Saturday 25th

Just to let you know of the General Election Hustings that will be taking place this coming Saturday (25th April), 5:00 – 6:30, at the United Reformed Church on Lowther Street, Penrith. All 5 candidates for the Penrith and The Border Constituency will be present, and I hope it will serve as a good opportunity, […]

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Rory in Penrith

Dawn Coates: “Rory has fully supported Penrith and the wider community in two vital campaigns – saving the Cinema and the second Fire Engine.  His understanding of the issues involved and the genuine and heartfelt interest he showed, is a credit to him, not only as an MP but, more importantly, as a human being.” […]

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RORY STEWART HELPS TO WIN FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

Rory Stewart has welcomed good news in his ‎campaign to secure more funding for community transport. Rory, who strongly opposed Cumbria County Council’s cuts to bus services, has been campaigning directly with No.10 and The Department for Transport for greater support and investment in rural public transport. Thanks to the campaigning of Rory and other […]

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What kind of place do we want Cumbria to be?

What kind of place do we want Cumbria to be in twenty years’ time? Or in two hundred years’ time? Our lives are still shaped by political decisions made centuries ago. We travel on railway lines, and drink from reservoirs, first laid by the Victorians. We look at scenery created by neolithic farmers and nineteenth […]