Our MP deserves understanding, not exclusion

Date: Tuesday 1st October 2019

RORY Stewart, our MP, is a man of integrity who is guided by his principles and what he feels to be right for the matter in question, whether or not that conforms to the dictates of the party whip, a system that by the late 19th Century had already deadened independence of thought.

I was sorry to see the reaction of some of the Conservative leaders of the Penrith branch, in preferring party to integrity. Rory has done us much good; he lives among us, and is part of our community; he is far more experienced than most of his age group; and this was only one vote in hundreds.

He deserves understanding, not exclusion. We are very lucky to have him.