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John Penrose joins taskforce to provide long-term support to all those affected by Tunisia attack

John will be part of a new ministerial group that will continue the work the government has been doing in providing support to victims of terrorist attacks in Tunisia...


Mercury Article: A ray of hope for Birnbeck Pier?

In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John discusses that despite the best efforts of almost everyone involved, from the council to the Friends of the Old Pier and the ‘Save Birnbeck Pier’ group, with every passing day, the Old Pier gets a little bit weaker and more at risk from the elements...


Western Daily Press: Why the SNP want us to dislike them...

In an article for the Western Daily Press John talks about why the SNP have decided they are quite happy to come across as unprincipled and spiteful and why it certainly isn't stupid that they've chosen to do so... but, we need to be clever and not rise to their bait. Done correctly English Votes for English Laws will get through and cement the UK more firmly together as a result.


Weston Mercury: MP approves of plans to add life & social-feel to town centre

The Weston Mercury report that street art, pedestrianisation and more outdoor events around Weston High Street are priorities moving forward with the town centre's regeneration. John, who has previously discussed his ideas of adding life to the town and encouraging building up-not-out' gives his thoughts...


Big Hospitality: Tourism Sector reacts positively to new Government's Tourism Plan

Big Hospitality reports on the news that the Tourism Industry has responded positively to David Cameron's Five Point Plan for the sector that continues and builds upon John's successful Tourism Strategy of 2011.


John's List of Ministerial Responsibilities Published

The Government has published a list of Government Ministers and their responsibilities. John's new Ministerial Position is described within.


Former Tourism Minister Welcomes New Plan For Sector’s Growth

Former Tourism Minister John Penrose has welcomed the Government’s new 5 point plan to boost Tourism across the UK and commended the emphasis on making it easier and more attractive to visit areas outside London...


Mercury Article: Fairness and the importance of 'English Votes for English Laws'

In this week's column for the Weston Mercury, John talks about fairness and the importance of the newly introduced 'English Votes for English Laws' that was one of John's election pledges to Westonians prior to May's election.


Electoral register reform brought forward to improve accuracy

John has announced that the deadline for the switchover to a new system of electoral registration has been brought forward by the Government in order to put an end to the delays that are compromising the register's integrity. He also revealed that an extra £3 million will be made available to areas where electoral registration is lowest to encourage people to have their say in upcoming elections.


John Meets With British Youth Council

John Penrose has met with the British Youth Council to discuss methods of improving voter registration and turnout amongst young people.


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