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22-10-2013 11-03-25

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 […]

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RORY RAISES FIREFIGHTERS’ ON-GOING PENSION CONCERNS WITH GOVERNMENT MINISTER

Following a meeting with local firefighters at the Penrith Fire Station, Rory Stewart MP has again raised concerns over firefighter’s pensions with Penny Mordaunt MP – the Government Minister responsible for Fire Services. In particular, Rory Stewart has sought further assurances and clarification over job security and pension payouts for those firefighters over the age […]

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RORY JOINS WITH YOUNG CUMBRIANS TO CELEBRATE NCS ACTION DAY

To commemorate National Citizen Service Action Day on March 7th, Rory Stewart MP, met with young Cumbrians in the centre of Penrith to celebrate and further support the NCS movement. Rory Stewart has been a strong advocate of NCS since its launch in 2011, and has previously called for the programme to be rolled out […]

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RORY STEWART QUIZZED AT CUMBRIAN YOUNG PEOPLE’S QUESTION TIME

Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and The Border, joined other Cumbrian MPs and prospective parliamentary candidates, in a Question Time style panel event organised by Young Cumbria, to give young people the opportunity to raise the issues that matter most to them. Aged between 13 – 25, the audience questioned the panel on how their […]

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Pint of Drovers Gold for English Tourism Week please Landlord

Eden’s pubs were in the spotlight last week as part of a special event to launch English Tourism Week which runs from 14 – 22 March. The highlight was the unveiling of Drovers Gold which will go on sale at over 40 pubs around the Eden Valley during the week. Brewed by Penrith based Eden […]