Rory Stewart

Former MP, Penrith and The Border

Penrith and The Border Conservative

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  • Voted strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions Details
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Details
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Details
  • Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Details

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Rory Stewart occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements 25 Mar 2015

    One of the most disturbing scandals has been the infection of thousands of people across the nation with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood. Today Lord Penrose publishes a report that follows nearly 25 years of campaigning by Members on both sides of this House to address the scandal. Will the Prime Minister, as the last act of his Government, ensure that there is a full apology,...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Falkland Islands Defence Review 24 Mar 2015

    On behalf of the Defence Committee, I welcome the Secretary of State’s statement on the Falkland Islands. May I pay particular tribute to my hon. Friends the Members for Beckenham (Bob Stewart) and for Colchester (Sir Bob Russell), who led the Committee’s trip to the Falkland Islands, and thank the Secretary of State for taking on board their recommendations?
  • Business of the House: Backbench Business — Defence Spending 12 Mar 2015

    I pay tribute to the hon. Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney (Mr Havard) both for his service on the Defence Committee and for having set out very clearly the two central questions in the debate about defence spending: first, the focus on threat—what is the threat we face?—and secondly the fact that these threats are now concurrent. The reason we need to spend at least 2% of...

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Former Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Armed Forces: Languages
  • Defence Cultural Specialist Unit
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged
  • Ukraine
  • Afghanistan

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (16 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 May 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (14 May 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2014)

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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 16 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 71.83% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 236 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 134 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT
25 April 2014, £104.24 for royalty payments. Books written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 7 May 2014)
16 January 2015, £107.71 for royalty payments. Books written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 13 February 2015)
16 January2015, £3,845.58 advance for an essay, which will be contributed to a book. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 13 February 2015)
Payments from Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012:
17 July 2014, payment of £ 1,196.92 for American royalties. Books written before the election (2002 and 2005). Hours worked: zero. (Registered 14 August 2014)
8 December 2014, payment of £980.36 for American royalties. Books written before the election (2002 and 2005). Hours worked: zero. (Registered 2 January 2015)
Member of Advisory Board for Brenthurst Foundation, E Oppenheimer & Son, St Andrew’s House, 6 St Andrew’s Road, Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa; meeting once a year. Payment of £3,335.55 received to fund conference attendance, travel, and research assistance on foreign policy. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2013)
Payments of from Telegraph Media Group Ltd, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
24 April 2014, £280 received for article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 28 May 2014)
Payments from News UK & Ireland Limited, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1XY:
25 April 2014, £492 for article written. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 7 May 2014)
19 November 2014, payment of £500 for article published on 14 September 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 5 December 2014)
Payments from Red Bee Media, Ealing Cross, 85 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London W5 5TH:
25 April 2014, £264 for recording of voiceover. Hours: 30 mins. (Registered 7 May 2014)
Payments from the Financial Times Ltd, Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL:
30 July 2014, payment of £600 for article published on 19 June 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 15 August 2014)
Payments from The New York Review of Books, 435 Hudson Street, Suite 300, New York NY 10014:
23 October 2014, £2,143.09. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 24 November 2014)
Payments from Trinity College Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ:
21 November 2014, payment of £1,250 for talk given on 6 November. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 January 2015)
4. Sponsorships
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Donations towards the building of the auld acquaintance cairn on the English-Scottish border as part of the "hands across the border" project. All donations received and administered through Cumbria Broadband Rural & Community Projects Limited (see entry in miscellaneous category below), which is registered as a campaigner for the Scottish Referendum.
(b) Name of donor: Angus MacDonald
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,500
(b) Date of receipt: 18 August 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 18 August 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Coco Ferguson
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 19 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 19 July 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Peter Landale
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(b) Date of receipt: 2 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 2 October 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Graeme Paterson
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,250
(b) Date of receipt: 13 August 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 13 August 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014, together with donation of 19 September 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Graeme Paterson
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000
(b) Date of receipt: 19 September 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 19 September 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014, together with donation of 13 August 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Buccleuch Estates
(b) Address of donor: Weatherhouse, Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ES
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 30 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 30 July 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration SC012615
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Buccleuch Estates
(b) Address of donor: Weatherhouse, Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ES
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 18 September 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 18 September 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration SC012615
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Story Contracting Ltd
(b) Address of donor: Burgh Road Industrial Estate, Carlisle CA2 7NA
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: approx. £10,100 to meet the costs of dry stone walling
(b) Date of receipt: September 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: September 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 03709861
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
(b) Address of donor: Waverley Mills, Langhold, Dumfriesshire DG13 0EB
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000
(b) Date of receipt: 15 September 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 15 September 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration SC024081
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Longliffe Quarries Ltd
(b) Address of donor: Longliffe, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4BZ
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of Derbyshire limestone and transportation costs; valued at £4,800
(b) Date of receipt: 28 August 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 28 August 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 00273400
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Burlington Slate
(b) Address of donor: Cavendish House, Kirkby in Furness, Cumbria LA17 7UN
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of Burlington slate, valued at £2,880
(b) Date of receipt: 18 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 18 July 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 01781765
(b) (Registered 11 December 2014)
8. Land and Property
House in London from which rental income is received. The rental income is paid to other family members.
11. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated directorship of the Cumbria Broadband Rural & Community Projects Limited, a not for profit company.

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