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RORY COORDINATES DEDICATED SUPPORT FOR SNOW-HIT FARMERS

Rory Stewart MP has been in touch today with Farming Minister George Eustice to request the urgent release of Defra funding to subsidise the cost of fallen stock disposal, as the devastating impact of Storm Emma on some farms becomes clear. Defra last relaxed the rules on stock disposal in 2013 due to extreme weather […]

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WEATHER IMPACT ON PENRITH AND THE BORDER

“For the majority of my constituents, this has been a terrible week in which many have suffered. Entire communities have been stranded, some households have been without electricity and light, and in severe cases farmers are suffering the significant loss of stock at one of the most important times of the farming calendar, just as […]

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MINISTER FOR PRISONS – HERALD COLUMN 3RD MARCH 2018

I became the Minister for Prisons six weeks ago. When I first visited prisons – teaching briefly in Oxford prison – in the early 1990s, there were 45,000 prisoners in Britain. Today, there are 85,000. This is not because crime has increased – the national crime survey suggests that there was four times as much […]

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RORY ASKS FOR SOLUTIONS TO WEATHERIGGS PARK SEWAGE DILEMMA

Rory Stewart MP has met with representatives from United Utilities and Eden District Council to explore solutions to the failing drainage system in Penrith’s Weatherigg’s Park, which has caused sewerage to be washed up onto pathways and grass verges throughout the park, during heavy downpours. The park, which is located between Clifford Road and the A66, is well […]

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WHY WE REMEMBER RABBIE BURNS – HERALD COLUMN 3RD FEBRUARY 2018

Last Saturday – Burns night – trews, kilts, tartan sashes, a haggis, an ode, two pipers struggling to drink their quaichs. 300 heads nodded wisely as someone sung – “Robin Shure in hairst” – and perhaps 10 heads knew what those words meant. Why were we ritually remembering Rabbie Burns? After all, the poet would […]

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RORY CO-HOSTS ‘CUMBRIA DAY’ BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart, together with his parliamentary colleagues, co-hosted the third ‘Cumbria Day’ in the Houses of Parliament this week, showcasing the very best of Cumbrian produce and ingenuity in London, and setting the scene for one of a high-profile business networking opportunity in the heart of Westminster. A total of […]

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RORY MEETS CUMBRIA COUNTY COUNCIL​’S NEW ​CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Penrith and The Border MP ​Rory Stewart ​has met with Cumbria County Council’s new Chief Executive, Katherine Fairclough​.​Rory Stewart MP said: “It was great to finally meet with Katherine​​ and discuss the challenges we need to overcome in Penrith and The Border​ – ​​particularly ​around ​the lack of reliable ​broadband​ – ​and our ​ideas and ambitions for the region​ and […]