Rory Stewart

The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

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Penrith and The Border Conservative

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: 12 Sep 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Wymott Prison: Crimes of Violence 11 Oct 2018

    While I cannot comment on individual cases, I would like to reassure The hon. Member for West Lancashire, Rosie Cooper MP, and the prison officer involved that assaults on our hard-working staff will never be tolerated. Prisoners can expect to face sanctions and, for serious assaults, be investigated by the police. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison and Probation Service: Contracts 11 Oct 2018

    The Approvals and Compliance Team work for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and are directly employed staff. The team review the suitability of applicants where judgement is required as a result of the pre-appointment security vetting checks undertaken. The team comprises of a group of experienced Governors and staff from across HMPPS who are able to assess and...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bail 11 Oct 2018

    The numbers of defendants who were granted bail at the Crown Court from January to March 2018 for these offences and the numbers of those who failed to appear in court are set out in tables 1 and 2. For those granted bail at magistrates’ courts in the first three months of 2018, there was one recorded FTA. The data record failing to appear (FTA) as a general category. We do not...

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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 27 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 91.67% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — 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") 334 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Oct 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, now of 291 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8QJ:
21 September 2017, £15,815 for royalty payments for books written between 2004 and 2015. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 03 October 2017)
24 October 2017, received £1,924.42 for royalty payments for books written before the 2010 election. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 31 October 2017)
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)

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