“What matters is facing reality – and having the determination and energy to force change through.”
Having catapulted from relative obscurity to one of the most exciting and recognizable politicians, Rory Stewart captured the country’s attention with his centre-ground campaign for Conservative leadership. Rory studied at Eton, and while at Oxford was tutor to Prince William and Harry. After graduating, he joined the Foreign Office and, at the age of just 26, he was appointed the British Representative to Montenegro in the wake of the Kosovo campaign. Rory left the Foreign Office in 2002 in order to walk across Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, which later served as the basis for his best-selling book The Places In Between. In 2010, Rory became a Conservative MP and quickly became known for his excellent and entertaining speeches. Rory is now the International Development Secretary, and has thrown his weight behind Jeremy’s Hunt leadership campaign.
“A Latter-day Lawrence of Arabia” – The New York Times