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 […]

vote today

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 […]


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 […]


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. .  

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 […]