Minister of State for International Development and Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Rory Stewart OBE MP

Biography

Rory Stewart was appointed joint Minister of State for the Department for International Development and Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 13 June 2017.

He was Minister of State at the Department for International Development from 17 July 2016. He was elected the Conservative MP for Penrith and The Border in May 2010.

Political Career

Rory served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) from May 2015 until July 2016.

Minister of State for International Development

The Minister of State represents DFID in the House of Commons.

The Minister currently leads on the following areas within DFID:

  • Africa (covering FCO and DFID policy)
  • Innovation and research
  • Ukraine
  • Climate and environment
  • Corporate Performance Group

Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Responsibilities include:

  • Africa
  • consular policy
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office representative for cross-Whitehall funds
  • international crime
  • stabilisation

Previous roles in government

  1. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs

    • 2015 to 2016

Announcements

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  1. Minister for Africa's statement on Kenyan elections, October 2017

    • Press release
  2. Minister for Africa meets African diplomats and leading figures

    • News story
  3. Minister for Africa statement on Kenya, 6 October 2017

    • Press release
  4. UK government congratulates Angolan President-Elect

    • News story
  5. Minister Stewart statement on terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

    • Press release
  6. Rwandan Presidential elections 2017

    • Press release
  7. Africa Minister Stewart: UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Uganda

    • News story
  8. Be on the Ball: World Cup 2018 in Russia

    • News story
  9. Message from Rory Stewart, Minister for Africa

    • News story
  10. Statement from Rory Stewart: United Kingdom Minister for Africa

    • Speech