Rory Stewart

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border


Rory Stewart’s voting in Parliament

Rory Stewart is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Rory Stewart sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Rory Stewart voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Rory Stewart has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 19 Dec 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Service: Pay 17 Jan 2019

    The payment of RHA is not claimed by individuals, but is automatically paid as a separate salaried allowance (pensionable) on taking up duty in a qualifying role (both operational and non-operational). RHA is pensionable and is paid to recognise that a role regularly requires the incumbent to work unsocial and unpredictable hours as part of their normal duties. An individual retains payment...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Fire Prevention 16 Jan 2019

    The dates on which public sector prisons in England and Wales last undertook night-time fire contingency exercises; whether a formal report from Fire and Rescue Services was provided; and whether additional staff were requested as a result of such exercises, is provided in the attached table. Arrangements are being made to ensure that prisons listed as not yet completing for the period to...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Drugs 16 Jan 2019

    The misuse of drugs in prison drives violence, vulnerability and crime and so tackling this is one of our top priorities. We do not have statistics to demonstrate a causal link between illicit phones and drug misuse but we know that illicit mobile phones can be used for a variety of harmful purposes by criminals in prison, including to organise the supply of drugs. The use of mobile phones in...

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Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Rory Stewart campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (since 9 Jan 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (13 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development) (13 Jun 2017 to 9 Jan 2018)
  • The Minister of State, Department for International Development (17 Jul 2016 to 13 Jun 2017)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (20 Jul 2015 to 10 Oct 2016)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, National Security Strategy (Joint Committee) (16 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (14 May 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Chair, Defence Committee (14 May 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all Rory Stewart’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • 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") 372 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Jan 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, now of 291 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8QJ:
12 April 2018, payment of £1,948.55 payment for French royalties for a book. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 18 April 2018)
12 April 2018, payment of £1,794.02 for royalty payments of books written before the 2010 election. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 18 April 2018)
17 October 2018, payment of £2,033.98 for royalty payments of books written before the 2010 election. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 31 October 2018)

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