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, […]
Clip from debate with Christopher Hitchens and Ayaan Hirsi Ali discussing the issues relating to Afghanistan. http://playpolitical.typepad.com/uk_conservative/2010/05/penriths-new-mp-rory-stewart-tells-sky-news-that-nationbuilding-must-be-a-job-for-local-communities-.html
I would like to express my profound shock and sadness at yesterday’s events in West Cumbria. I am sure all my constituents will join me in grieving for the victims of this terrible crime. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to them, their families and their friends. This is a difficult time for the communities of West Cumbria and […]
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 […]
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.
The News and Star covers the result: http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/tory-rory-stewart-wins-in-penrith-1.705664?referrerPath=news/ Photos of the count http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/photos/60510penrith_count/ The Times on the election as a whole: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/leading_article/article7120127.ece