Rory Stewart

MP, Penrith and The Border

Penrith and The Border Conservative

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Rory Stewart’s voting in Parliament

Rory Stewart is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

This is a selection of Rory Stewart’s votes.

  • Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for more EU integration Show votes

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Rory Stewart has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

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Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — 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

Currently held offices

  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (since 8 May 2015)

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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Rory Stewart’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 82.76% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 199 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Jun 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Until May 2015, member of Advisory Board for Brenthurst Foundation, E Oppenheimer and 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; updated 1 February 2016)
Payments from Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012:
22 May 2015, Payment of £1,097.11 for American royalties. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 16 June 2015)
7 December 2015, payment of £890.69 for American royalties. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 18 December 2015)
Payments from The New York Review of Books, 435 Hudson Street, Suite 300, New York NY 10014:
20 August 2015, received £2,825.55 for an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 30 September 2015)
16 September 2015, £215.01. Re-print of an article. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 09 November 2015)
Payments from News UK and Ireland Limited, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1XY:
8 July 2015, payment of £500 for Sunday Times article published September 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 July 2015)
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT:
20 May 2015, £3,799.08 for an essay. Hours: 5 hrs. (Registered 16 June 2015)
23 October 2015, £1,798.25, for royalty payments. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 09 November 2015)
23 October 2015, £1,650 for royalty payments for preface written in December 2014. Hours worked: 2 hrs. (Registered 9 November 2015; updated 26 May 2016)
29 April 2016, £1,671.53 for royalty payments. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 11 May 2016)
6 July 2015, received payment of £2,545.18 from Family Office Circle Foundation, c/o Aeris Capital AG, Churerstrasse 70, CH-8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland. This was a cancellation fee for a speaking engagement. Hours: none. (Registered 28 July 2015)
23 July 2015, £150 received from British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for appearance on 'Any Questions?'. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 11 August 2015)
8 October 2015, £200 received from Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR, for lecture on book written before the 2010 Election. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 27 October 2015)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
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 and Community Projects Limited (see entry in miscellaneous category below), which is registered as a campaigner for the Scottish Referendum.
Name of donor: Ali Mosawi
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Date received: 2 April 2015

Date accepted: 2 April 2015

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 June 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated directorship of the Cumbria Broadband Rural & Community Projects Limited, a not for profit company dissolved on 2 February 2016. (Updated 2 February 2016)

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