first weekend back to cumbria

I am sitting on a low stool, upstairs in the Penrith Conservative Club, a week after my election. There are more than twenty people, seated in front of me and between them they’ve travelled almost a thousand miles to be there. I last sat beside Ray, on a hay bale in Rockcliffe; Joe and Ducan, […]


  Please CLICK HERE to make a donation to the Conservative Association.   Please CLICK HERE to donate to Rory’s ‘Source to Sea’ walk along the Eden Valley to raise money for the Eden River’s Trust.    

mike parr breakfast show

Before news of the tragic shootings in West Cumbria emerged I did a brief radio interview with the Mike Parr Breakfast Show on Radio Cumbria. Audio clip taken from the programme on 2nd June 2010. Listen!

debate with ayaan hirsi ali and christopher hitchens

Clip from debate with Christopher Hitchens and Ayaan Hirsi Ali discussing the issues relating to Afghanistan.


newbies in parliament

Available on BBC iPlayer is a Radio 4 programme on the experience of five of us ‘newbies’ in Parliament – based on an audio diary which we recorded in the first two weeks after the election.


first days in parliament

The BBC World Service spent the past few weeks following my journey to Parliament. Starting with the campaign trail, I explain my journey towards the mystifying corridors of Westminster, finishing with the historic process of selecting the Speaker. You can listen to the programme and view accompanying photographs on the BBC World Service website.

audio reflections

After the first week in Westminster it was wonderful to be back in Cumbria. Press play to hear about my first weekend spent in the constituency since being elected.     Listen!       


david cameron comes to longtown chippy

Rory, Isa Henderson (Incoming President of Penrith & the Border Conservative Association) and Gordon Nicolson (Electoral Agent, P&B) look on as David Cameron orders a late night fish & chips at the Border Cod in Longtown. .  

last chances to question rory before the election

TWO LAST EVENTS BEFORE POLLING DAY Please come if you can to one of the following: Tuesday 4th May, Conservative Club, Penrith A Public Meeting at 6:30pm – all welcome. Rory will give a brief speech and take questions and answers from the floor. Please ring 07581 196634 if you require any further information. Wednesday […]

the voluntary sector & charities in cumbria

Some of you may have seen a letter in the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald from the Chair of Eden Carers raising a question about my support for Cumbrian voluntary organisations. As someone who established and built a charity from scratch to 650 people, raising 12 million pounds, I would like to reassure you that the […]