Delaying voter registration reforms would create a "dangerous and rather silly" risk of increased fraud, John has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.
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Weston's MP has supported the vital work of the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity at an event in Parliament this week. At the event John heard all about the charity's work, which this year has included attending 72 jobs in Weston.
The Local Government Chronicle reports on John Penrose's comments that digital voting is “intriguing” and “interesting” and yet concerning at the same time. The article also covers John's speech at a Policy Exchange event where he revealed seven election registration officers across the country who will be pioneering new ideas aimed at getting even more people onto the electoral register.
John Penrose and Jo Johnson have launched a national competition to mark the Queen’s birthday by awarding Regius Professorships to Universities.
John made a speech on his Vision for Electoral Registration at a Policy Exchange Event in the Houses of Parliament. The speech has been put into text form for easy reading here.
One of John's Election Pledges to his electorate "English votes for English laws" has been approved by the House of Commons. The new legislation gives English and Welsh MPs a fairer say over laws that affect only their constituencies and are on matters which have been devolved.
In his fortnightly column for the Weston Mercury, John talks about his few days at the Conservative Party Conference and how the hard left's attempt to take over the Labour Party shock things up a bit...
With many sponsors, charities and authorities supporting the Grand Pier Half Marathon it is sure to be a fun fuelled day for all the family and Weston's MP has been quick to offer his support to the organisers and those taking part.
Wales Online have reported on a debate between John Penrose, Minister For The Constitution, and Nick Smith, Labour MP, about Individual Voter Registration.
John Penrose: "Government is determined to restore the democratic rights of all British expat voters"
The fourfold increase in overseas voter registration between the 2010 and 2015 elections was welcome but not nearly enough said Constitutional Affairs Minister, John Penrose.
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