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RORY DISCOVERS RICH HERITAGE OF BRITISH CLIMBING AND MOUNTAINEERING

Rory Stewart MP has spent time at the Penrith base of the local charity Mountain Heritage Trust, where Chairman Jeff Ford showed him some of the charity’s archive, and explained about the work it does in promoting awareness of Britain’s mountaineering and climbing history. The Mountain Heritage Trust was founded in 2000 with the aim […]

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RORY PRAISES EDEN HOUSING ASSOCIATION IN RURAL HOUSING WEEK

To celebrate Rural Housing Week and to learn more about local housing associations’ work in Eden, Rory Stewart MP has met with John Clasper, Managing Director of Eden Housing Association, and staff members at their Bridge Lane headquarters in Penrith where he enjoyed a wide-ranging conversation with John around issues facing tenants of the local […]

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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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“THE CAIRN REMAINS A POWERFUL SYMBOL OF THE TIES THAT BIND US'”

As one of the most prominent pro-union campaigners during last year’s referendum on Scottish independence, Rory Stewart this week revisited the ‘Auld Acquaintance’ cairn at Gretna, as he continued on his tour of The Penrith and The Border constituency, for which he is seeking re-election. Erected in the months preceding the Scottish referendum last year […]

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RORY SIGNPOSTS NEW FREE PLANNING ADVICE FOR CUMBRIA’S RURAL BUSINESSES

Rory Stewart MP is signposting constituency businesses to a package of measures to assist rural entrepreneurs in the county, following Cumbria Rural Growth Network’s recent launch of a free planning advisory service. The new service forms just part of a comprehensive range of new business support initiatives targeted at boosting economic performance in the county. […]

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RORY’S PRO-UNION CAIRN ATTRACTS THE STARS

Some of Britain’s best-loved public figures threw their support behind Rory Stewart MP’s Hands Across The Border initiative last week, with actress and activist Joanna Lumley and explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes visiting the Auld Acquaintance cairn at Gretna to add their support to a campaign celebrating Scotland’s place in the Union. Crowds thronged Sir Ranulph’s […]

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RORY CALLS FOR DEBATE ON MAGNA CARTA FOR A MODERN BRITAIN

As the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta approaches, Rory Stewart is supporting the government’s initiative to set up a consultation into our democratic system and how we can develop it, and has written to all secondary schools in Penrith and The Border to encourage them to get involved in debating the future of British […]

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JOANNA LUMLEY LIGHTS UP THE UNION CAIRN

In a spectacular boost to the project to create a giant cairn of friendship with Scotland, actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley has committed to working alongside volunteers on the English-Scottish border. She will be driving up from her house in England on Thursday 31st July bringing stones from her garden to help build The Auld Acquaintance Cairn […]