Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart: the picture perfect politician

6 September 2019 16:23

On Tuesday, the former Conservative MP Rory Stewart won GQ’s Politician of the Year award. It was probably the best…

Ex-Tory rebels threaten to stand as Conservatives in election

4 September 2019 18:32

Rebel ex-Tory MPs are complaining of ‘unconstitutional’ treatment by their party and are planning to stand at the next election…

Boris Johnson is right to talk tough on crime. But can he deliver?

13 August 2019 6:30

Remember #rorywalks? This was the hashtag created to follow the progress of Tory leadership candidate Rory Stewart as he travelled…

What Rory Stewart did next

26 June 2019 12:18

Rory Stewart’s pitch for prime minister seems strangely distant now, lost in the enveloping chaos of Boris Johnston’s shamble to…

The new PM’s Rory Stewart problem

20 June 2019 10:39

In this contest, Rory Stewart has established himself as the new champion of the Tory left. He has become a…

Will there be a ‘Stop Rory’ campaign in the third ballot?

19 June 2019 9:50

With five candidates surviving Tuesday’s ballot, the surprise result was Rory Stewart. The wildcard entry won 37 votes – with…

Why the TV debates could break Rory Stewart’s momentum

17 June 2019 15:33

With Boris Johnson having all but booked his place in the final two, the most interesting question of the Tory…

Rory Stewart is all style and no substance

17 June 2019 13:04

Ever since Tony Blair appeared on the scene I have found it hard to avoid watching an up-and-coming politician without…

How Rory Stewart derailed his Cabinet colleagues’ campaigns

16 June 2019 14:40

When Rory Stewart first announced his intention to enter the race to be the UK’s next prime minister, he was…

Rory Stewart is a reminder of what Boris Johnson used to be

12 June 2019 10:50

Britain is not quite in the grip of Rorymania. He gave a properly impressive speech this week and he has…

Rory Stewart: would you trust Boris with the nuclear codes?

11 June 2019 19:42

Rory Stewart has not exactly had the most orthodox of campaign strategies to become the next leader of the Conservative…

Rory Stewart campaign point to new polling in bid to win backing of MPs

7 June 2019 17:41

Will Rory Stewart still be in the Tory leadership race come Tuesday? The International Development Secretary is seen as the…

Tory leadership candidates start frenzied final push for support

5 June 2019 17:05

With just a few days to go until nominations close in the Tory leadership contest, candidates are busy trying to…

What Rory Stewart and Donald Trump have in common

1 June 2019 6:00

What the hell has got into Rory Stewart? The man’s everywhere, outstretched phone in hand, like an Instagram influencer on…

Tory leadership: Rory Stewart’s Pinocchio attack line

25 May 2019 15:13

It’s one day since Theresa May set an exit date for her departure from 10 Downing Street and the leadership…

Ministers shouldn’t be able to escape their mistakes

3 May 2019 16:55

There is little doubt that Rory Stewart is amply-qualified for his belated promotion to the cabinet. The new International Development…

Theresa May’s promotion of Rory Stewart is a smart move

2 May 2019 11:27

In sacking Gavin Williamson for an offence he strenuously denies Theresa May has created for herself a potential embarrassment. What…

The failure of HMP Birmingham isn’t about privatisation. It’s worse than that.

20 August 2018 11:11

Last week Prisons Minister Rory Stewart vowed to quit his job if he didn’t oversee specific improvements in a group…

The whips mustn’t crush every Tory who thinks about the future

1 July 2017 10:41

The next Tory leadership race promises to be a crowded affair. As I say in The Sun this morning, the…

Books podcast: Rory Stewart’s The Marches

9 February 2017 10:00

In this week’s podcast, I sit down with the Conservative MP, sometime diplomat and writer Rory Stewart to talk about…