Our guest for this special, political edition of the More Than My Past podcast is former Conservative politician, Rory Stewart. Rory served as Minister of State for Prisons under David Cameron’s government prior to the 2019 general election. He’s also held roles as Environment Minister and Minister for International Development. You can now hearing him chatting to former More Than My Past guest Alastair Campbell on their chart-topping podcast, ‘The Rest is Politics’.
A rare government figure of recent years who seemed to have a genuine will to help and understand those in prison, we were keen to ask Rory about his time in the role as well as his wider views on the subject. Forward Chief Executive Mike Trace, who worked as an advisor on drugs to the Blair government, joined Forward Executive Director of Recovery Julie Muir to ask the questions.
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