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General Election Statistics for Penrith & the Border.

Rory Stewart (Conservative)     28,078

Lola McAvoy (Labour)     12,168

Neil Hughes (Liberal Democrat)     3,641

Kerryanne Wilde (UKIP)     1,142

Douglas Lawson (Green Party)     1,029

Jonathan Davies (Independent)     412

Rory plays Henry Lloyd-Hughes

In April Rory Stewart was recently portrayed by Henry Lloyd-Hughes in 'Occupational Hazards' a play by Stephen Brown performed at The Hampstead Theatre and based on Rory's memoir of his time in Iraq.

New post for Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart has been appointed Minister of State for Africa in the new administration, combining his former role at the Department for International Development with a similar one at the Foreign Office.

Rory Stewart on the General Election

Speaking after his re-election, Rory Stewart said 'Cumbrians are thoughtful, funny, challenging and prepared to have a crack.  Traditionally politics in Penrith and the Border has been very courteous.  We disagree with each other but we do it in a courteous way.  I hope you will all join me in ma

Kevin Beaty increases vote in Preston

Leader of Eden District Council, Kevin Beaty stood in the Preston constituency and came second to Labour. He boosted the Conservative vote from 6,688 in the 2015 election to 8,847

PROPOSED CONSTITUENCY BOUNDARY CHANGES

The Boundary Commission made initial proposals in 2011 which were revised in response to public and political comment and published early in 2016.  www.bce2015.org.uk refers.  A twelve-week period of further public consultation ended on 5 December.  The rev

'CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN' LITTER-PICK IN PENRITH AND THE BORDER

Rory Stewart MP is encouraging residents of Penrith to join Eden District Council’s Community Wardens for a litter pick around the Pategill area on Saturday 12 March 2016 in the national 'Clean for the Queen' campaign. The Pategill litter pick is part of the tidy-up ahead of the Queen's 90th birthday in April 2016.

RORY STEWART MP CELEBRATES BRAMPTON REGENERATION

Rory Stewart MP has visited the newly re-opened Post Office, and the new branch of local butcher and grocery store Cranstons, in the Historic Brampton in his constituency, celebrating the exciting regeneration of one of this constituency's finest historic market ​towns.