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 consistently 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: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Justice Committee 22 Feb 2018

    This is an historic opportunity. I think that this is the first time in more than 200 years of our Prison Service that we have had an individual prison debated on the Floor of the House. I pay tribute to the Justice Committee for bringing the matter forward. The situation in Liverpool prison was, as the Chairman of the Select Committee has pointed out, genuinely shocking. It is very...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders 22 Feb 2018

    The breakdown of the number of people recalled following parole release by the Parole Board: Sentence Type Year (1) Determinate IPP Life 2010 - 34 95 2011 - 60 118 2012(2) - 123 124 2013 - 240 174 2014 - 332 201 2015 4 363 212 2016 19 482 212 (1) The figures provided are for offenders recalled in each full year from 2010 to 2016 whose first...
  • Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders 22 Feb 2018

    The number of offenders sentenced to indeterminate sentences and released by the Parole Board, once they had completed their tariff, and who have gone on to re-offend, can be found in the Quarterly Proven Re-Offending Statistics published by the MoJ . Table: Adult proven reoffending data, by custodial sentence length1 2013 2014 2015 2016 Q1 3 Indeterminate sentence for public...

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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 17 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 91.94% 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") 250 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Sterling Lord Literistic Inc., 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012:
13 June 2016, payment of £1,211 for American royalties. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 02 March 2017)
14 July 2016, payment of £38,156 for American royalties. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 02 March 2017)
19 December 2016, payment of £36,783 for American royalties. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 02 March 2017)
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, now of 291 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8QJ:
10 February 2017, £410 for royalty payments for the inclusion in a book of an article written in 2012. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 27 February 2017)
13 April 2017, £1,810.95 for royalty payments. Hours: none since my election. (Registered 27 April 2017)
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: no additional hours. (Registered 31 October 2017)

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