Rory Stewart

MP, Penrith and The Border

Penrith and The Border Conservative

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  • Voted very strongly against a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Source
  • Voted moderately for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Source
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Source
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Source
  • Voted strongly for increasing the rate of VAT Source
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Rory Stewart occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Isil: European Council 23 Feb 2015

    My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has spoken very eloquently about the arc of horror spreading from Libya through Ukraine, down to Yemen and South Sudan, and out to Iraq. May I encourage him to focus on the fact that in the end we do not have the solutions, because neither air strikes nor sanctions nor standard training packages are going to deal with these problems? We need to invest...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Armed Forces: Diversity 23 Feb 2015

    Following on from the comment made by my right hon. Friend the Member for Mid Sussex (Sir Nicholas Soames), will the Minister specifically consider the notion of a Sikh company within the reserves as a starting point? There seems to be much more possibility within the reserves to begin what seems like an excellent idea.
  • Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day]: Electoral Registration 4 Feb 2015

    Further to that point of order, Mr Speaker. There is a serious point underlying this matter, which is that the 2% figure is indeed what the UK Government have encouraged every other NATO country to contribute of GDP to defence. This 2% figure is essential both to UK national security and to our international reputation.

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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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 9 Feb 2015.

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 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:
£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)
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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