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debate with ayaan hirsi ali and christopher hitchens

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

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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. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00sjqq8

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shootings in west cumbria

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 […]

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NEW MP DIARIES – THE FIRST THREE WEEKS

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 […]

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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.

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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!       

coverage on the result

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  

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election result

After a long campaign, I was delighted to be elected with 53% of the vote. I will work my very hardest for everybody in Penrith and the Border including, of course, those of you who supported other candidates. You can listen to a clip from the election announcement and my brief speech by clicking the […]

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POLLS ARE OPEN TODAY UNTIL 10PM VOTE RORY STEWART TO REPRESENT PENRITH & THE BORDER If anyone would like a lift to the polling stations, or knows of any non-drivers or anyone elderly, disabled or who simply doesn’t want to drive but requires help to the polls, please ring or text Catherine Anderson on 07581 […]

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RORY STEWART TREKS FROM SOUTH ASIA TO THE CONSERVATIVE BENCHES

Article first published in The Times on 5 May 2010. Talking newts and quoting T. S. Eliot in a rural tearoom stands a dangerous young man. Cynics will encounter Rory Stewart, 37, at their peril: he might just begin to restore their faith in politicians. The Oxford-educated Old Etonian and bestselling author has been a […]