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Rory paid a visit to Shap on Monday, where he met with locals and discussed concerns with residents at his street surgery outside the Shap Co-op store. He also took the opportunity to meet with Georgina Perkins, new proprietor of the Shap Chippy, at the premises – currently being refurbished in advance of its imminent opening […]



Rory is inviting constituents to visit him at a series of street surgeries over the coming weeks, to discuss issues of concern directly with him. These are in addition to his regular ‘sit-down’ surgeries. Rory said, “The regular surgeries are very useful – and well-attended. But I am keen to try to reach out also […]


April deadline for second short consultation on Cumbrian Boundary Changes

  Rory  is alerting constituents of Penrith and the Border to the Boundary Commission for England’s (BCE) secondary period of consultation.  This will follow the BCE’s publication at noon on Tuesday March 6th 2012 of all written representations and verbatim transcripts from last October’s public hearings. This secondary consultation period is short, closing at noon […]


intelligence squared debate

Rory will be speaking in a debate at Cadogan Hall, London, on Thursday March 3rd 2011 at 7pm. The debate is entitled “Let the bad guys be: David Aaronovitch and Rory Stewart on the perils of foreign interventionism” Tickets can be purchased directly on the Intelligence Squared website by clicking  here. Or, if you are […]



Article first published in BBC News on 1 June 2010.   WEEK ONE: Last night was the most dramatic event I think I’ve ever witnessed. It was in the 1922 committee room, incredible, as you can imagine, panelled oaked room with pictures of Gladstone at the back and so many Conservative MPs gathered in that […]

On the Fells

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 […]


closing general election rally – penrith

MAYDAY! Rory is holding his final General Election 2010 rally in Penrith on  Saturday at 10am.  Please come to the Cornmarket and  support us.  We will have a brass band, banners, balloons and a clutch of supporting dogs. Rory will deliver his final election address from the back of a tractor-drawn trailer,           before he is driven […]

Cumbria valley

more on william hague visit to kirkby stephen 30th april

RT HON WILLIAM HAGUE TO VISIT KIRKBY STEPHEN   Shadow Foreign Secretary, Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet and Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Richmond, the Right Hon William Hague is to join Rory Stewart on his campaign to win the seat of Penrith & the Border this Friday 30th April.  The pair are to join […]

william hague rally kirkby stephen 30th april

STOP PRESS Shadow Foreign Secretary, Senior Member of the Shadow Cabinet and Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Richmond The Right Hon William Hague  has agreed to come and address a rally in Kirkby Stephen this Friday 30th April from 5-5.30pm.  From there, he will proceed to the Black Bull pub in neighbouring Nateby.  For more information, […]


kirkby stephen and alston meetings

  I have now done two hustings/candidate debates.  The first was in Kirkby Stephen on Monday, the second in Alston on Tuesday, and the third will be in Penrith tonight.  Tonight’s event will finish fittingly enough just before the national debate on television between the three leaders.  They are very, very strange events.  Important.  Useful.  […]