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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 equal gay rights.
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT.
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees.
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year.
- Voted for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
- Voted against a smoking ban.
- Voted for replacing Trident.
- Voted against a more proportional system for electing MPs.
- Voted strongly for more EU integration.
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools.
- Voted for automatic enrolment in occupational pensions.
- Voted very strongly for encouraging occupational pensions.
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Topics of interest
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
(based on written questions asked by Rory Stewart and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
Most recent appearances
- Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 198 - Climate change levy: supplies subject to carbon price support rates etc (18 Jun 2013)
“In the interests of proving that not everybody has their head in an electronic device, may I ask the hon. Lady to reflect a little on the fundamental principles underlying this form of carbon purchasing? Would she not agree with Professor Dieter Helm of Oxford university that it would be better to target taxation on the consumption rather than the production of carbon, and that the net effect...”
- Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 182 - Combined bingo (18 Jun 2013)
“Does the hon. Lady agree that that is particularly true for rural populations and the elderly, for whom bingo is an important contribution to life? There is a big demographic issue here. There is a portion of the population for whom bingo is particularly important at the moment.”
- Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 178 - Rates of alcoholic liquor duties (13 Jun 2013)
“The hon. Lady is making a good speech, and is it not partly an argument for why it is important for Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom? Scotland has had great success in specialising brilliantly in various things, from oil through to whisky and salmon. The Union offers the diversification, breadth and security of belonging to an economy that contains many other elements that can...”
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- Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 4 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has voted in 71.88% 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") 79 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 SW
27 April 2012, £1114.75 for royalty payments (net of commission). Books written before the election plus payment of £211.20 for one article for Telegraph Group Ltd, 111 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0DT. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 16 May 2012)
15 June 2012, royalty payment of £4,441.04 (net of commission and VAT
) for book completed at end of 2010. I donated £645.50 of this payment to charity. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 5 July 2012)
13 July 2012, payment of £119.81 for Italian royalties. Book written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 31 July 2012)
13 July 2012, £13,200 from Matchlight Ltd, Afghanistan, for film researched, written and prepared before election as an MP
. Address: 11 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DR
Hours since election (pieces recorded during parliamentary recess): approx 40 hrs. (Registered 31 July 2012)
9 August 2012, book advance of £22,140. Hours worked: None so far. (Registered 15 August 2012)
9 November 2012, £947.48 for royalty payment. Books written before the election. Hours worked: zero. (Registered 13 November 2012)
Payments from BBC
, Talent Rights Group, Room 401 MC
4D1 Media Centre, Wood Lane, London:
25 June 2012, £150 received for appearance on Any Questions? Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 5 July 2012)
18 July 2012, £300 received for recording a programme on 17 July 2012. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 31 July 2012)
Payments from the Financial Times Ltd, Number One Southwark Bridge, London SE
5 November 2012, payment of £300 for article published in September 2012. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 9 January 2013)
Payment from JLA
Speakers Agency, 80 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7NW:
19 October 2012, payment of £1,500 for giving a lecture on 20 September 2012. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 19 October 2012)
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)
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 WC
2R 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)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: Embassy of the State of Qatar, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): £4,000 for air travel and accommodation
Date of visit: 19-22 May 2012
Purpose of visit: to attend and speak at the 12th Doha Forum conference on Middle East Security, on a panel with another MP.
(Registered 15 August 2012)
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
Address of donor: P.O. Box 2777, Doha, Qatar
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: 7 May 2013. More about the Register
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