Rory Stewart

The Secretary of State for International Development

Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border

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Rory Stewart’s voting in Parliament

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

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Last updated: 9 Apr 2019

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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
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Communities and Local Government
  • Defence
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Armed Forces: Languages
  • Defence Cultural Specialist Unit
  • Pupils: Disadvantaged
  • Afghanistan
  • Ukraine

Currently held offices

  • The Secretary of State for International Development (since 1 May 2019)

Other offices held in the past

  • The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (9 Jan 2018 to 1 May 2019)
  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 28 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 91.43% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 205 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Rory Stewart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 431 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 Jun 2019.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, of 291 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8QJ:
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)
30 April 2019, payment of £1,831.08 for royalty payments of books written before the 2010 election. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 09 May 2019)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Edward C Chelsea
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to support my constituency activities

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 January 2019)
Name of donor: Edward C Chelsea
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to support my constituency activities

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 January 2019)
Name of donor: William Cadogan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 to support my constituency activities

Donor status: individual

(Registered 21 January 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Lev Mikheev
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 8 May 2019

Date accepted: 8 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 May 2019)
Name of donor: Khaled Said
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 9 May 2019

Date accepted: 9 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 May 2019)
Name of donor: Robert Laycock
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 14 May 2019

Date accepted: 14 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 May 2019)
Name of donor: Tom Swerling
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 15 May 2019

Date accepted: 15 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 May 2019)
Name of donor: Charles Wood
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 22 May 2019

Date accepted: 22 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 May 2019)
Name of donor: Edwina Snow
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 24 May 2019

Date accepted: 24 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 May 2019)
Name of donor: Khaled Said
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 27 May 2019

Date accepted: 27 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 May 2019)
Name of donor: Edward Cadogan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 for my leadership campaign

Date received: 29 May 2019

Date accepted: 29 May 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 30 May 2019)

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