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RORY STEWART: ADVENTURER, ACADEMIC, MP…PM?

Article first published in The Times by Sathnam Sanghera on 4 December 2013. Rory Stewart is 40 years old but seems to have packed more than a century of experience into his four decades. Studying at Balliol College, Oxford, he was hired by Prince Charles to be summer tutor to Prince William and Prince Harry. […]

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MP’S WALKABOUT TESTS TRUE GRASSROOTS’ APPETITE FOR SEPARATION

Article first published in The Times by Magnus Linklater on 14 September 2013. For Rory Stewart, getting to know a country means walking over it. As a youthful diplomat in his twenties he learnt about rural Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and India by walking through them, covering 6,000 miles, staying in village houses and talking to […]

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Cherwell Online: Politics at Home and Abroad

Article first published by Rachel Savage in The Cherwell on 8 August 2013. “This is what I live and breathe in Cumbria. It’s the most exciting part of it!” Rory Stewart MP is enthusing about localism and his job as a rural Tory backbencher. This is from a man who has been a solider, a […]

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100 top global thinkers

  In its annual roll-call of the ‘100 Top Global Thinkers’, the world’s leading foreign affairs publication “Foreign Policy” has named Rory as one of its top 100 ‘thinkers…who make up the global marketplace of ideas’ in a list published today. The annual list reflects on those who have contributed to foreign policy thought in […]

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THE INVENTORY: RORY STEWART

Article first published in The Financial Times by Hester Lacey on 22 October 2010. Rory Stewart, 37, left the British Diplomatic Service to walk 6,000 miles from Turkey to Bangladesh. He has served as a coalition deputy governor in Iraq and has lived in Kabul, where he founded a charity. He was elected MP for […]

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INTERVIEW: RORY STEWART

Article first published on politics.co.uk by Rebecca Burns on 14 June 2010. The new Penrith and the Borders MP is about as far from being a ‘career politician’ as you get, having packed in more than most before entering the Commons. His enormous walk, which took two years, was sandwiched by a stint in the […]

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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 […]

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SCENES FROM THE BRITISH ELECTION

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 […]

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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 […]