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Rory Stewart, the Conservative MP for Penrith and Border, has apologised for suggesting some of his constituents were holding up their trousers with twine. Mr Stewart said in his apology: "I meant that there are areas in Cumbria where people lack things, taken for granted in cities, and that these areas need more investment and more public services."


Conservative MP for Penrith and the Border Rory Stewart has been forced to apologise after describing parts of his constituency as "primitive". He said the remarks were "extremely foolish."