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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 […]

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Prime Minister’s Questions – Contaminated Blood

Rory Stewart: One of the most disturbing scandals has been the infection of thousands of people across the nation with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood. Today Lord Penrose publishes a report that follows nearly 25 years of campaigning by Members on both sides of this House to address the scandal. Will the Prime […]

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‘EXPAND OUTDOOR INDUSTRY IN CUMBRIA’ SAYS MP

Speaking to a packed out audience at the Outdoors Industry Association AGM, Rory Stewart MP said the outdoors was “the soul of Britain’ and encouraged the outdoor industry to focus more on Cumbria. ‎He argued that Cumbria could learn more from Austria and Switzerland on how to make the Outdoor Industry transform the economy. The […]

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RORY STEWART RESPONDS TO UNION CAIRN VANDALS

Penrith and The Border MP, Rory Stewart, has expressed his sadness and disappointment upon learning that a number of people, apparently opposed to the Union have carried out acts of vandalism on the ‘Auld Acquaintance’ cairn at Gretna, which was erected in the months preceding the Scottish referendum last year, as a symbol of unity […]

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RORY CALLS FOR GREATER SUPPORT TO RURAL GP PRACTICES

Following a visit to Kirkoswald GP surgery, Rory Stewart MP has written to NHS England to press that a bid to expand the practice is given the strongest possible consideration, to ensure the surrounding rural communities can continue to access quality healthcare, as close to home as possible. Rory received a tour of the small […]