Rory Stewart

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Penrith and The Border Conservative

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.

  • Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
  • Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Consistently voted against removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords Show votes
  • Almost always voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Rory Stewart’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Rory Stewart’s full vote analysis page for more.

Rory Stewart never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Equitable Life: Recreational Sea Bass Fishing 11 Feb 2016

    As someone who is not the fisheries Minister and whose constituency is stuck on the top of a mountain, I feel I am being drawn from my native rivers and well out from the pelagic realms into very deep water. My main responsibility has been to listen very carefully to this highly intelligent and serious debate. I will communicate all the arguments that have been made to the fisheries Minister...
  • Equitable Life: Recreational Sea Bass Fishing 11 Feb 2016

    I notice that since the emergency of Daesh, people have really struggled to pronounce ICES. It is causing more and more of a problem. Foreign affairs and defence appear to be entering into fishing debates. To answer the hon. Gentleman, the 80% reduction is a reduction from a current maximum sustainable yield, which we believe to be about 13%—that is the best science—from the...
  • Equitable Life: Recreational Sea Bass Fishing 11 Feb 2016

    That is a very good point, but it is important to remember that one reason why the EU dimension matters is that these fish are very widely distributed. I have talked about the Mediterranean variety, but they exist all the way from the Mediterranean right up to the north Atlantic. About 70% of the catches—it is hard to put a figure on this, but certainly the majority of the...

More of Rory Stewart’s recent appearances

RSS feed (?)

Profile

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)

Numerology

Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site.
More about this

  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Has voted in 82.81% 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.
  • 231 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Rory Stewart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 190 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Dec 2015.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT:
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)
16 April 2015, £958.21 for royalty payments. Books written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 18 May 2015)
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 for books written before the 2010 election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 09 November 2015)
23 October 2015, £1,650 for royalty payments for preface written in December 2014. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 09 November 2015)
Payments from Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012:
8 December 2014, payment of £980.36 for American royalties. Books written before the election (2002 and 2005). Hours worked: zero. (Registered 02 January 2015)
22 May 2015, Payment of £1,097.11 for American royalties. Books written before the 2010 Election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 16 June 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)
Payments from News UK and Ireland Limited, 3 Thomas More Square, London E98 1XY:
19 November 2014, payment of £500 for article published on 14 September 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 05 December 2014)
8 July 2015, payment of £500 for Sunday Times article published September 2014. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 30 July 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 article written before the Election. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 30 September 2015)
16 September 2015, £215.01. Re-print of article written before the 2010 election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 09 November 2015)
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 09 January 2015)
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: 1hr. 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: Angus MacDonald
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,500

Date of receipt: 18 August 2014

Date of acceptance: 18 August 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Coco Ferguson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date of receipt: 19 July 2014

Date of acceptance: 19 July 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Peter Landale
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Date of receipt: 2 October 2014

Date of acceptance: 2 October 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Graeme Paterson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,250 (Registered together with donation of 19 September 2014)

Date of receipt: 13 August 2014

Date of acceptance: 13 August 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Graeme Paterson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 (Registered together with donation of 13 August 2014)

Date of receipt: 19 September 2014

Date of acceptance: 19 September 2014

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Buccleuch Estates
Address of donor: Weatherhouse, Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ES

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date of receipt: 30 July 2014

Date of acceptance: 30 July 2014

Donor status: company, registration SC012615

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Buccleuch Estates
Address of donor: Weatherhouse, Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ES

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date of receipt: 18 September 2014

Date of acceptance: 18 September 2014

Donor status: company, registration SC012615

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Story Contracting Ltd
Address of donor: Burgh Road Industrial Estate, Carlisle CA2 7NA

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: approx. £10,100 to meet the costs of dry stone walling

Date of receipt: September 2014

Date of acceptance: September 2014

Donor status: company, registration 03709861

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
Address of donor: Waverley Mills, Langhold, Dumfriesshire DG13 0EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Date of receipt: 15 September 2014

Date of acceptance: 15 September 2014

Donor status: company, registration SC024081

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Longliffe Quarries Ltd
Address of donor: Longliffe, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4BZ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of Derbyshire limestone and transportation costs; valued at £4,800

Date of receipt: 28 August 2014

Date of acceptance: 28 August 2014

Donor status: company, registration 00273400

(Registered 11 December 2014)
Name of donor: Burlington Slate
Address of donor: Cavendish House, Kirkby in Furness, Cumbria LA17 7UN

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: donation of Burlington slate, valued at £2,880

Date of receipt: 18 July 2014

Date of acceptance: 18 July 2014

Donor status: company, registration 01781765

(Registered 11 December 2014)
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.

View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Please feel free to use the data on this page, but if you do you must cite TheyWorkForYou.com in the body of your articles as the source of any analysis or data you get off this site.

This data was produced by TheyWorkForYou from a variety of sources. Voting information from Public Whip.