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THE WORD FROM WESTMINSTER

Long before I was a politician, I monitored – as a diplomat – two elections in Indonesia, and ran a polling station for the first post-Saddam elections in Iraq. Later, again on behalf of Britain, I helped define the conditions for an election in Zimbabwe, funded grass-roots movements in Pakistan, parliamentary mentoring in Burma, and […]

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RORY DISCUSSES BREXIT

Rory appeared on Channel 4 News with Krishnan Guru-Murthy last night, to discuss the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal, and the day’s events in Parliament. Watch it here:  He also appeared on Five Live, listen to it here: On Newsnight: On LBC: And with Christiane Amanpour on CNN:  

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PENRITH AND THE BORDER TO BE A PART OF THE QUEEN’S COMMONWEALTH CANOPY

Rory will plant five trees on 18 January at Castle Park in Penrith, as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The saplings, two silver birch, two rowan and a hazel, are UK sourced and grown, and were donated by a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV. If well maintained they can be expected to grow […]

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RORY WELCOMES MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS’ FUNDING INCREASE

Rory has welcomed the news of new Government grants to two local Mountain Rescue Teams. The Penrith Mountain Rescue Team has received £8,586.74 while Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was given £4,005. The money comes from the Government’s Rescue Boat Grant Fund, which was launched in 2014 with the objective of distributing £5 million over five years to independent search and […]

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On 2019

Very Happy Christmas and Happy New Year. The last thing I wanted to do was talk about Brexit – but unfortunately as a Member of Parliament, I simply don’t feel I can avoid the subject. It will be – at least in terms of our politics, economy, and society, the issue which dominates 2019. I […]

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WATCH RORY TALK BREXIT AND PMQS

Rory appeared on Sky News today, alongside Richard Burgon, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Faisal Islam, and Kirsty Blackman, the SNP’s Economic Spokesperson, to discuss Prime Minister’s Questions and Brexit. Watch it here: