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Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border
- Entered Parliament on 6 May 2010 — General election
Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How Rory Stewart voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees.
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year.
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT.
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs.
- Voted for replacing Trident.
- Voted strongly for more EU integration.
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools.
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights.
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions.
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions.
- Voted against a smoking ban.
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Topics of interest
Select Committee membership
- Member, Foreign Affairs Committee (since 12 Jul 2010)
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Communities and Local Government, Education, Environment Food and Rural Affairs, Defence, Business, Innovation and Skills
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Pupils: Disadvantaged, Financial Services: Older People, A66, Water: Older People and Vulnerable Adults, Heating: Rural Areas
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Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
Most recent appearances
- Regulation of Refractive Eye Surgery: New Clause 1 — Annual report by scrutiny group of reserve forces and cadets associations (20 Nov 2013)
“I wish to speak briefly, because I am aware that many others wish to contribute, in strong defence of new clause 1 and against new clause 3. Both relate to the central issue, which has been raised by almost everyone in this debate: recruitment into the Territorial Army. New clause 1 will encourage recruitment, because it will show that we are taking the Reserves seriously, whereas new clause...”
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 72.65% 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") 87 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT
9 November 2012, £947.48 for royalty payment. Books written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 13 November 2012)
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)
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)
Payments from the Financial Times Ltd, Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL:
5 November 2012, payment of £300 for article published in September 2012. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 January 2013)
Payment from Guardian News
and Media Ltd, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1P 2AP:
9 August 2012, £600 for two articles. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 21 December 2012)
9 November 2012, £450 for book review: Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 21 December 2012)
Payments from Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
23 October 2012, payment of £28,841.46 for advance on book (2012). Hours: none so far. (Registered 21 December 2012)
21 November 2012, payment of £1,489.26 for American royalties. Books written before the election (2002 and 2005). Hours worked: zero. (Registered 21 December 2012)
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)
Payment of £4,000 from the Nexus Institute, Postbus 90153 5000LE Tilburg for article written in connection with the Nexus Institute conference on 1-2 December 2012. Hours: 5 hrs. Travel expenses of approximately £464 to and from conference also paid. (Registered 27 March 2013)
300 books (approx value of £600) received from Penguin, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, as payment in kind for writing preface to book. Hours: 4 hrs. (Registered 27 March 2013)
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)
16 May 2013, payment of £150 from The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9SH, for talk at Wordsworth Trust Arts and Book Festival. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 31 May 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)
17 October 2013, £266 for article written for Intelligent Life Magazine, Nov/Dec 2013 issue. Hours worked: 30 mins. (Registered 31 October 2013)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Irrawaddy Literary Festival
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): two return flights and three nights’ accommodation for me and my wife were paid for by the Irrawaddy Literary Festival which was sponsored by the British Council
and two Burmese businesses, YOMA FMI
and Michael Moe Myint Associates. Sponsorship was also received from the British Embassy
(non-registrable source); total costs of visit £2,100.70.
Destination of visit: Rangoon, Burma
Date of visit: 1-4 February 2013
Purpose of visit: to deliver lecture and seminar at first Irrawaddy Literary Festival
(Registered 8 April 2013)
Name of donor: Museum of Islamic Art Doha
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): one return flight and one night’s accommodation; total £1,080
Destination of visit: Doha, Qatar
Date of visit: 19-20 March 2013
Purpose of visit: to deliver lecture on "culture and conflict" at Islamic Museum
in Doha, Qatar.
(Registered 8 April 2013)
8. Land and Property
House in London from which rental income is received. The rental income is paid to other family members.
Unremunerated directorship of the Cumbria Broadband Rural & Community Projects Limited.
Register last updated: 25 Nov 2013. More about the Register
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