david cameron comes to longtown chippy

Rory, Isa Henderson (Incoming President of Penrith & the Border Conservative Association) and Gordon Nicolson (Electoral Agent, P&B) look on as David Cameron orders a late night fish & chips at the Border Cod in Longtown. .  

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 […]


the voluntary sector & charities in cumbria

Some of you may have seen a letter in the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald from the Chair of Eden Carers raising a question about my support for Cumbrian voluntary organisations. As someone who established and built a charity from scratch to 650 people, raising 12 million pounds, I would like to reassure you that the […]


last word on william hague’s visit to kirkby stephen

WILLIAM HAGUE IN KIRKBY STEPHEN A HUGELY SUCCESSFUL VISIT William Hague’s visit to Kirkby Stephen was enjoyed by around 250 members of the public in Kirkby’s Market Square.  The shadow Foreign Secretary then moved onto the Black Bull pub in Nateby where he and Rory fielded a wide range of questions on everything from Europe […]



Article first published by Inigo Thomas in Slate on 30 April 2010. In 1998, 25-year-old Rory Stewart, a former British army officer on a Foreign Office posting to Jakarta, Indonesia, took a month’s leave to walk through the jungle of Papua New Guinea. After three weeks inching through the forest, Stewart reached a village on […]


supporting farming in longtown

LONGTOWN & BEWCASTLE The countdown to May 6th and this intriguing 2010 General Election is in its last phase and Rory has stepped up the tempo of his campaign accordingly.  Yesterday saw the team cover around 20 villages of the northern sector of Penrith & the Border, Rory meeting and greeting voters as he went. The focal point of […]


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 […]

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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, […]