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Hello and welcome to the campaign website to re-elect John Penrose as MP for Weston-super-Mare. Please use this site to find out more about the work John has done for Weston and the villages since he was first elected as our local MP in 2005 and his pledges for the area's future if we re-elect him on May 7th 2015.

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Weston Mercury: Hustings Business and Commerce Highlights

John Penrose took part in a hustings event organised by the Somerset Chamber of Commerce and Weston Chamber of Trade last week. The Weston Mercury have published some answers to key questions...


Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "How do we improve the economy?"

In The Cheddar Valley Gazette's final 'election question' they ask John the question that has dominated news programmes in recent years: "How do we improve the economy?" John discusses the fact that the economy is already improving (following some belt tightening to fix Labour's mess!) and some recent Conservative reforms that will play an important part in ensuring it continues...


John Penrose: "Better rural transport 'vitally important' for Weston's villages"

Investing in transport infrastructure in Weston-super-Mare's surrounding villages is a key issue for the area, John Penrose has said.


Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "What would improve Somerset's jobs and economy?"

The Cheddar Valley Gazette asks how John would look to support businesses and people looking for work in the local area. John talks about the importance of continuing the work to make Weston more attractive to investors, cutting pesky red tape that will in turn create well-paying jobs.


Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "What should we do to help the elderly?"

The Cheddar Valley Gazette asks how John would look to support older people in our community. John speaks about how important it is to ensure our elderly are financially secure - through fair pensions and saving schemes. In addition, John reminds us how important it is to look after the more vulnerable with benefits such as the Winter Fuel Payments, free tests, free travel and TV licenses.


Weston Mercury: Profile on John Penrose, Weston's Conservative Candidate

The Weston Mercury has run a profile piece on John who became Weston-super-Mare MP in 2005. It includes a bit of background, his achievements in Parliament and a video addressing local people.


Weston Mercury: Success as John Penrose convinces Government to review local housing strategies

John Penrose has welcomed news that his calls for the housing requirement for North Somerset to be reviewed have been listened to, following an announcement that the Government will intervene. This is another big step in the battle against wrong-headed planning applications in villages like Congresbury.


Eric Pickles confirms he will review local housing proposals following calls from John Penrose and Liam Fox

AN INSPECTOR’S decision that almost 21,000 homes are needed in North Somerset will be reviewed as a result of John Penrose's and Liam Fox's calls to Secretary of State Eric Pickles.


Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "How do you think your party meets the needs and challenges of today’s young people?"

The Cheddar Valley Gazette has been in touch once again, this time to ask John's views on education and the challenges of young people. John speaks about how important it is to ensure we get education right so that young people growing up can make the best choices and grasp the best prospects throughout their lives.


Bristol Evening Post Article: The delights and dread of election campaigning

Finally! Parliament has finished all those last-minute chores, tidying up the remaining loose ends and dangly bits of legislation that have to be sorted out before the doors are shut during the election campaign itself. Let the pre-vote festivities begin, right?

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