MP demands fairer funding for rural communities

MP demands fairer funding for rural communities
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Following months of lobbying and campaign work, Rory Stewart, Penrith and the Border MP and Chair of the APPG on Local Democracy, has called on Government to recognise the significantly higher costs faced by local authorities in rural areas in a backbench debate on Monday. The debate precedes a local government financial settlement bill for 2013-14 which faces a vote by MPs on Wednesday, 13 February.

MP calls on Government to help communities access new Localism Act rights

MP calls on Government to help communities access new Localism Act rights
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Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, and chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Democracy, last week hosted a meeting of the APPG around the issues of ‘community right to challenge’. He was joined by Ben Llewellyn, Deputy Director of Decentralisation and Big Society at the Department for Communities and Local Government, Karen Mellanby

Carlisle MP attends meeting on EU Referendum

Carlisle MP attends meeting on EU Referendum

John Stevenson MP attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for an EU referendum today in Westminster. The meeting was well-attended, with close to 100 MPs from across the House signing up as members to the group. The aim of the APPG on an EU referendum is to lobby the Government for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU to take place as soon as possible

MP promotes Cumbrian model as he fights for community hospitals in Parliamentary debate

MP promotes Cumbrian model as he fights for community hospitals in Parliamentary debate
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Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart argued the nation should learn from Cumbrian community hospitals in a House of Commons debate on the future of community hospitals. The local MP – who is also Treasurer of the APPG on Rural Services – used the debate to highlight the essential healthcare services that community hospitals provide to residents within rural communities