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Interview in The Times

Article first published in The Times on 24 August 2019 by Magnus Linklater. In the days after Rory Stewart lost in his bid to be prime minister and watched Boris Johnson take the country in what he saw as a disastrous direction, he began to question why he was in politics at all. He had, by general […]

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RORY CALLS FOR CLEAR DEADLINES FOR IMPROVEMENT OF ‘PENRITH PONG’

Rory has called for clear deadlines to be set out for improvement of the ‘Penrith Pong’. Mr Stewart made the call after meeting separately with Omega Proteins, Penrith Industrial BID and the Environment Agency on Friday, August 16th. Mr Stewart was shown around the animal rendering facility by Danny Sawrij, director of Leo Group, and the […]

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RORY WISHES PENRITH GARDENERS LUCK AHEAD OF JUDGING

Rory met Louise Armstrong, of Penrith Community Gardeners, to wish the group luck ahead of the RHS Britain in Bloom judging on Friday, 2nd August. Penrith has a strong history of excelling in both Cumbria in Bloom and Britain in Bloom awards. Last year in the Cumbria in Bloom awards, Penrith won Gold Awards in the […]

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RORY HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANT HERITAGE OF FELL PONIES AHEAD OF EXHIBITION

Rory visited a group of fell ponies on Roundthwaite Common to learn more about their heritage and current pressures breeders feel they are under. Libby Robinson, of Globetrotter Stud, took Mr Stewart to visit her mares and foals on Roundthwaite Common ahead of an exhibition she has organised, ‘The Heritage of the Hill-bred Fell Pony’, which opens at […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Rory, in his capacity as Secretary of State for International Development, spoke at the Royal Institution today, to announce extra funding on cutting edge science and technology to reduce emissions and help communities in developing countries adapt to climate change. Watch it here:

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RORY DISAPPOINTED OVER POST OFFICE MOVE

Following the announcement that the Penrith Post Office will be moving to WHSmith in August, Rory said: “I am very disappointed to hear that the Post Office will be moving. I met with the Post Office representatives in Penrith to argue against this move and very much hoped this would not happen, as I know […]

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A Latter-Day Lawrence of Arabia Shakes Up Britain’s Tories

Article first published in The New York Times on 31 May 2019 by Ellen Barry. LONDON — Pete Wellock, a retired housing consultant from the village of Grappenhall, in the northwest of England, had just popped out to pick up some groceries last week when he found himself face to face with Rory Stewart, a gangly, […]

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‘I WILL PUT CUMBRIA BEFORE MY CABINET CAREER’

Article first published in the News & Star on 30 May 2019 by Emily Parsons. Rory Stewart says he can solve the biggest threats to the county – by being elected Prime Minister. Rory Stewart is one of 11 declared candidates in the running for the UK’s top role, and said he believes it is […]