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 reducing central government funding of local government Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted moderately for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
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Rory Stewart hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Al-Sweady Inquiry Report 17 Dec 2014

    I join the Secretary of State in absolutely commending the report for reinforcing the honour and respect of the British soldiers. Having been based in Abu Naji and Maysan at the time, I encourage the Secretary of State to focus on the broader political context. It was completely tragic that not just a few Iraqis, but most of the Iraqi leadership in the province were convinced of these...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan 16 Dec 2014

    To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK (a) military personnel and (b) civilians have been (i) killed and (ii) wounded in Afghanistan in the last 13 years.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: UK Armed Forces (Iraq) 15 Dec 2014

    I urge the Secretary of State please to ensure that, along with the trainers, we deploy people who have expertise in Iraq, both military and civilian, to look specifically at the role of the Shi’a militia and the Sunni tribes so that we can credibly sit at the table with the Iraqi Government and the United States to challenge and debate the overall strategy, and drive a Sunni reconciliation.

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Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border

Entered 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, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons)
  • Member, Defence Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT
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)
Payments from BBC for documentary. Address: BBC, PO Box 480, Manchester M14 0EL
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:
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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