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RORY LAUNCHES ACCESS CAMPAIGN AT KIRKBY STEPHEN RAILWAY STATION

Following the success of his long-running campaign for better access at Penrith Railway Station, Rory Stewart MP is lending his support to a local campaign to improve access for disabled people at Kirkby Stephen Railway Station. The MP for Penrith and The Border has visited the station with local disability campaigners Debbie and Andy North, […]

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CUMBRIA’S INDUSTRIAL IDENTITY – HERALD COLUMN 6th JANUARY 2018

For many decades, Cumbrian planners have tried to create economic growth by backing large Cumbrian industries. This is understandable because our industrial revolution was a miracle. The slow growth of our traditional rural economy, celebrated by Wordsworth, was blown apart in the second half of the nineteenth century, as we tore into the land, extracting […]

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RORY URGES CONSTITUENTS TO STAY WELL THIS WINTER

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart is urging constituents to take care of themselves and their neighbours this winter. Every year, winter puts increased pressure on our NHS and emergency services, due to the combination of cold weather, increased levels of flu, sicker patients and staff illness, and the ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign has […]

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CHRISTMAS WISHES FROM PENRITH AND THE BORDER, DECEMBER 2017

This comes with the warmest wishes for Christmas and the New Year. I am writing near Pooley Bridge. The sheep are hunched against the rain under a low grey sky, the river is high, and the banks deep in dank brown leaves, but the limestone walls are sparkling. And through the surrounding thousand square miles […]

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RORY APPEARS BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Rory, in his capacity as Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, appears before the International Development Committee on 19 December 2017 to answer questions on the humanitarian response in South Sudan.

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​RORY HEARS ABOUT CUMBRIA’S TEACHING CHALLENGES

Rory Stewart MP has met with some of Cumbria’s key Education figures to discuss some of the challenges facing the teaching system. The group included Graham Frost, Cumbria Branch Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), Sue Sanderson, Cumbria County Council Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, and Kathryn Fox, Head of School Partnership and External Engagement at […]

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RORY MEETS WITH NFU MEMBERS TO DISCUSS CUMBRIA’S FARMING CHALLENGES

Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart last week attended a meeting of farmers from North Cumbria, organised by the National Farmers Union (NFU) and held at Low Wood Farm, Warwick Bridge, to discuss the challenges around Bovine TB (bTB) and Brexit, and hear the concerns of local farmers. Acknowledging the potentially catastrophic effects of […]