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A SINGULAR MAN – EDITORIAL

Article first published in The Times on 16 April 2010. Not all politicians are the same after all. Scholar, soldier, diplomat and author, Rory Stewart could not be farther from the typical party apparatchik. As we continue to identify candidates who merit support, regardless of their party, Mr Stewart has surely earned our endorsement. It […]

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nenthead, alston and garrigill

13 April 2010, Nenthead, Alston and Garrigill By Will Clegg, member of the campaign team Today we visited Nenthead, Alston and Garrigill, mountain villages in P&B’s northeast that stand testament to the importance of our fight to defend local services and promote the distinct needs of rural communities. The village of Garrigill is one of […]

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gathering at blencow

Friday, 9 April 2010, Gathering at Blencow Hi, I’m Will, an Australian friend of Rory’s, who accompanied him on Friday to meet local farmers and business people from in and around the Blencow area. We were introduced to representatives of local organisations, and Rory gave a brief speech. Although we discussed many issues, British agriculture […]

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The campaign is underway

The campaign has well and truly started. On a beautiful Saturday morning I gave a brief speech in Penrith’s town centre. Over the coming weeks there will be plenty of opportunities to meet with me – please see the schedule on the homepage.

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campaign launch

Cornmarket, Penrith Saturday 10th April 10AM I would be most grateful if you could come to the rally which will launch our campaign in the Cornmarket at Penrith, this Saturday 10 April at 10 am. We would like representatives from every part of this vast and varied constituency: not just from the Lakes, or the […]

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Politics Show

Watch the Politics Show (North East & Cumbria) on BBC1 Sunday March 21st 12-1pm. The focus is on a number of constituencies being fought by new candidates and Rory and his campaign to win Penrith & the Border is among those being featured. Update 21/03/10: The video is now available on BBC iPlayer – skip […]

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the battle for the local in cumbria

Our fight to preserve Cumbrian schools, hospitals, community facilities, and local services has led us into a battle, which is not just local but national.  All across Britain, the hearts of rural villages and towns are collapsing and their culture of the local and personal is replaced by distant and inflexible centralized services. The latest […]

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dogs

Dufton                                                                                                                 Greystoke Today, canvassing in Longtown, there were two (Chihuahuas, I think) in long coats. Last weekend, in Appleby a red Labrador and an English sheep-dog. A two thousand year old statue of a lurcher was found near Kirkby Thore, just four miles from Dufton, possibly (see below) associated with Syrian archers. Kirkby Thore was the […]

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letter to herald on newton rigg

  I am delighted to see that all the main parties in Penrith and the Border, the Herald, and a very impressive range of non-political groups are now joined in our campaign to save Newton Rigg. This is far too important for party politics. There has never been more need for land-based education and the […]