WATCH: MP Rory Stewart gives this exclusive first TV interview after being made a Minister at the Department for International Development
Cumbrian MP Rory Stewart has been made a minister in the Department for International Development in Therea May's Government reshuffle.Read the full story ›
One of our region's MPs has been given a new role in Theresa May's Government.
Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Borders, has been given the job as Minister of State at the Department for International Development.
Until yesterday, he was the Minister at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), where he was floods minister.
He played a prominent part in dealing with the aftermath of the storms in December, which caused widespread devastation in the Border region.
The new floods minister is Therese Coffey, MP for Suffolk Coastal.
"I've been replaced by Therese Coffey, a very strong and experienced MP who will be a very good floods minister and is absolutely committed to continuing our work."
Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith and the Border, has been made a junior minister in David Cameron's new government.
He'll take up the role of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Watch Fiona Marley Paterson's roundup of the Copeland constituency count:
The full results and percentages from Penrith and the Border, where Rory Stewart held onto the seat for the Conservatives.Read the full story ›
Rory Stewart has increased his majority from 11,241 in 2010, to 19,894.
- Rory Stewart, Conservative: 26,202
- Lee Rushworth, Labour: 6,308
- John Stanyer, UKIP: 5353
- Neil Hughes, Liberal Democrats: 3,745
Our profile on the MP elected by Penrith and the Border, Rory StewartRead the full story ›