Rory Stewart

MP, Penrith and The Border

Penrith and The Border Conservative

Rory Stewart campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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.

This is a selection of Rory Stewart’s votes.

  • Almost always voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
  • Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
  • Generally voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
  • Consistently voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
  • Consistently voted for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Show votes
  • Almost always voted for reducing central government funding of local government Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of Rory Stewart’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit Rory Stewart’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

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Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border

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

Topics of interest

  • 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, Department for International Development (since 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Environmental Audit Committee (since 20 Jul 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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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Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


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  • Has spoken in 20 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 83.49% 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.
  • 221 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Rory Stewart’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 201 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 1 Aug 2016.

1. Employment and earnings
Payments from Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc., 65 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012:
7 December 2015, payment of £890.69 for American royalties. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 18 December 2015)
Payments from The New York Review of Books, 435 Hudson Street, Suite 300, New York NY 10014:
20 August 2015, received £2,825.55 for an article. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 30 September 2015)
16 September 2015, £215.01. Re-print of an article. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 09 November 2015)
Payments from Aitken Alexander Associates; literary agent, 18-21 Cavaye Place, London SW10 9PT:
23 October 2015, £1,798.25, for royalty payments. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 09 November 2015)
23 October 2015, £1,650 for royalty payments for preface written in December 2014. Hours worked: 2 hrs. (Registered 9 November 2015; updated 26 May 2016)
29 April 2016, £1,671.53 for royalty payments. Hours worked: none since my election. (Registered 11 May 2016)
23 July 2015, £150 received from British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, for appearance on 'Any Questions?'. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 11 August 2015)
8 October 2015, £200 received from Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR, for lecture on book written before the 2010 Election. Hours: 1 hr. Fee donated to charity. (Registered 27 October 2015)
8. Miscellaneous
Unremunerated directorship of the Cumbria Broadband Rural & Community Projects Limited, a not for profit company dissolved on 2 February 2016. (Updated 2 February 2016)

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