Rory Stewart

MP, Penrith and The Border

Penrith and The Border Conservative

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How Rory Stewart voted
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  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during electionsDetails
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • 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 raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly against removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails

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Rory Stewart hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security 10 Sep 2014

    We gather here today on the eve of a vote in Scotland that could tear the United Kingdom apart after 300 years together, and the question for us—whether in Scotland or in foreign policy—is: are we proud of ourselves? Are we serious? We look around the world, from Kabul to Tripoli, from Damascus to Baghdad to Kiev, and we see the wreck of international foreign policy over the last...
  • Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security 10 Sep 2014

    I thank the right hon. Gentleman very much for his intervention. As he knows, this is not simply a question of resources; it is also a question of the priority we put on policy analysis and challenge. It is about the people we promote and the people we hold accountable when they fail, and it is about a seriousness within the institution about getting to grips with these issues. We all roughly...
  • Bills Presented: Ukraine, Middle East, North Africa and Security 10 Sep 2014

    The right hon. Gentleman seems to be arguing that Bashar al-Assad’s main incentive for working with us is the fact that we are worried about terrorism on his eastern frontier. Why would he co-operate rather than leaving those terrorists there, given that they now provide the main underpinning legitimacy of his regime? Why would he work with us on this, sincerely?

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Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged
  • Ukraine
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Financial Services: Older People
  • A66

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 30 Jun 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 7 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has voted in 74.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 0 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well 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") 108 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT
14 October 2013, £727.25 for royalty payments. Books written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 31 October 2013)
15 November 2013, £330.92 for royalty payment. Books written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 22 November 2013)
21 February 2014, £615 for writing a preface for the Folio Society, 44 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4FS. Hours worked: 2 hrs. (Registered 24 March 2014)
11 March 2014, £13,120 for research and writing for Jonathan Cape Limited, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 2SA. Hours worked: 120 hrs over two and a half years. (Registered 24 March 2014)
25 April 2014, £104.24 for royalty payments. Books written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 7 May 2014)
14 October 2013, £510 for article written for Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. Hours worked: 2 hrs. (Registered 31 October 2013)
Payments from BBC for documentary. Address: BBC, PO Box 480, Manchester M14 0EL
25 October 2013, £4,100. Hours worked: 20 hrs total. (Registered 31 October 2013)
15 November 2013, £4,100. Hours worked: 15 hrs total. (Registered 22 November 2013)
10 January 2014, £4,100. Hours worked: 7 hrs. (Registered 17 January 2014)
21 January 2014, £4,100. Hours worked: 6 hrs. (Registered 24 January 2014)
Payment from Guardian News and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP:
24 December 2013, £400 for one article. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 3 January 2014)
Payments from Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012:
15 May 2013, payment of £1,366.27 for American royalties. Books written before the election (2002 and 2005). Hours worked: zero. (Registered 2 July 2013)
14 November 2013, payment of £1,303.16 for American royalties. Books written before the election (2002 and 2005). Hours worked: zero. (Registered 3 January 2014)
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)
17 June, payment of £1,000 from The London Chapter of the Larry Bernstein Book Club, 45 Phillimore Gardens, London W87QG for giving a speech at dinner on 11 June 2013. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 2 July 2013)
Payment from the Economist Group, 20 Cabot Square, London E14 4QW:
17 October 2013, £266 for article written for Intelligent Life Magazine, Nov/Dec 2013 issue. Hours worked: 30 mins. (Registered 31 October 2013)
Payment from Associated Newspapers Limited, Northclifffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT:
20 November 2013, £600 for article written for Daily Mail. Hours worked: 1 hr. (Registered 13 December 2013)
Payments from American Talent Group, 13601 Preston Road, Ste 412W, Dallas, Texas 75240, USA:
11 December 2013, £8,197 for two lectures, one given at University of Arizona and one at UC Berkley. Hours worked: 3 hrs. (Registered 13 December 2013)
Payments of from Telegraph Media Group Ltd, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT:
£1,200 received for article written for Saturday travel magazine. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 11 February 2014)
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)
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)
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.

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