broadband success in cumbria

  Secretary of State hails broadband success in Cumbria Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Jeremy Hunt, described Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, as ‘instrumental’ in winning the broadband grant for his Cumbrian constituency. The Secretary of State said: ‘I am delighted to be able to announce the support for […]

cumbria broadband boost

Cumbria gets Broadband Boost in CSR   Cumbria was one of the surprise beneficiaries of today’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Among the many cuts announced by the Chancellor, George Osborne, was a commitment to invest in bringing Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband to Carlisle and Eden Districts. Cumbria has been selected as the location for one […]

national citizen service

CUMBRIA’S BID TO PILOT NATIONAL CITIZENS SERVICE   Rory has thrown his weight behind Cumbria’s bid to pilot the government’s voluntary National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme. The scheme will allow 11 leavers from different backgrounds and locations to become community volunteers and participate in youth initiatives all over Cumbria. The project would be run by Connexions […]

school councils of north eden

 COUNCIL LEADERS OPEN NORTH EDEN SCHOOL COUNCILS DEBATE Rory opened the School Councils of North Eden (SCoNE) debate at the Town Hall in Penrith on Friday 8 October, meeting students and teachers of schools from Calthwaite, Greystoke, Langwathby, Lazonby, High Hesket, Kirkoswald, Patterdale, Penruddock, Plumpton, Skelton and Stainton and joining Chairman of Eden District Council […]


shankhill primary school

SHANKHILL PRIMARY SCHOOLCHILDREN WIN PARLIAMENTARY AWARD FOR INTERNET Shankhill Primary School yesterday won a prestigious parliamentary prize for their work on the internet. They received the £1,200 prize at a ceremony in parliament with Rory Stewart MP. Rory also gave them a tour of parliament. The prize was in the North-West section of the Make […]


export ban for crosby garrett mask

 CALLS FOR EXPORT BAN ON THE CROSBY GARRETT ROMAN MASK Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border has called on an immediate ban on the export of the Crosby Garrett Roman mask, which sold today for £2.3 million at auction in Christie’s – almost eight times the estimated price. Rory’s own personal email and website […]


cumbria at conservative party conference

CUMBRIA AT CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE Cumbria and its unique position as the only rural vanguard for the government’s ‘Big Society’ was a key issue at this week’s Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. It was debated at a variety of main-stage and fringe events and widely cited by members of the government. On Sunday October 3rd […]


the countryside alliance awards

  THE COUNTRYSIDE ALLIANCE AWARDS ‘CELEBRATING RURAL BRITAIN’   The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, were borne of a need to support and promote rural communities. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, […]



   YOUNG FARMERS’ ADVISORY COMMITTEE   Rory has announced that he is to set up an advisory committee of young farmers from across the constituency. Rory has, during his campaign and since election as a member of parliament, been a staunch supporter of Cumbrian Young Farmers and has been working closely with Jan Davinson, secretary of […]