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: 8 May 2018

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Computers and Telephones 23 May 2018

    We are piloting in-cell telephony and basic computers in two prisons – HMP Wayland and HMP Berwyn. No funding has been allocated on the preparation for piloting in-cell digital capabilities in each of the other sites listed in the answer to question 133149. To deliver the enhanced technical capabilities including in-cell telephony and wing-based computers that allow prisoners to...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Independent Monitoring Boards 23 May 2018

    The number of Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) members is only recorded from April 2013 onwards and is set out as follows: April 2013 – 1678April 2014 – 1504April 2015 – 1385April 2016 – 1459April 2017 – 1471April 2018 – 1394 Historical data on IMB vacancies is not recorded, only the current number of vacancies. The number of IMB vacancies as of 17 May...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners on Remand: Bail Information Schemes 23 May 2018

    The Department’s focus is on ensuring access to information relevant to applications for bail at the court stage of the process in order to divert defendants from prison. There is no national performance management reporting of the bail process in prisons. In line with all service provision bail support provision is subject to local performance management and inspection arrangements.

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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 25 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 91.46% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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") 281 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, now of 291 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8QJ:
27 July 2017, received £5,499.61 for royalty payments. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 10 August 2017)
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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