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Hello and welcome to my website! I’m John Penrose, your local Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare. Please use this site to find out more about the work I’m doing for Weston, Worle and the villages and how to contact me should you need my help.


Latest News

Weston Mercury Article: Why a Government reshuffle is a bit like Christmas

In his fortnightly column for the Weston Mercury John discusses why a Government reshuffle is a bit like Christmas... You know it’s coming; everyone gets very excited; but you can never be quite sure what you’re going to get!


Penrose hails drop in local crime

Weston MP John Penrose has welcomed news that local crime is falling sharply, and hailed the police who have helped to achieve it.


Weston MP welcomes news that direct trains to London are safe

The Transport Minister has written to Weston's MP John Penrose to confirm that the town's direct services to and from London will be retained under the new rail franchise.


Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose returns to the frontbench as a Government Whip

The Prime Minister has brought MP John Penrose back into frontbench politics as a Government Whip, helping Parliamentary Bills to become law smoothly.


Weston MP Given New Government 'Whip' Role

Breeze FM report on the news that John Penrose has been made an assistant whip in the coalition reshuffle.


MP gets new role in Government reshuffle

The Weston Mercury reports on the news that Weston's MP, John Penrose, has been handed a new role in Government.


Former Architecture & Heritage Minister: 'Britain’s urban planning is too timid.'

Former Architecture & Heritage Minister, John Penrose MP, has said that Britain’s urban planning is too timid... We should be clearer about what’s worth preserving, bolder in allowing changes to what’s not, and less respectful of what is familiar but mediocre.


Weston Mercury Article: Trop shows politicians listen to public. Now lets support Derek Mead!

There you go. Just when everyone thought the Trop was doomed, it was saved at the 11th hour by… a Government Minister. And if you have trouble picturing the ample form of Eric Pickles as a white knight in shining armour, trust me, you aren’t alone. But at least it shows that politicians will, just occasionally, listen to public opinion.


Town’s dental practice is a national ‘role model’

Whilst on a guided tour of Houston Dental's new £350k refurbishment with John Penrose MP,  Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has described the Weston dentist practice as a ‘role model’ for the rest of the country.


What stops people with deep pockets buying influence & votes?

In an article for the Bristol Evening Post, John asks what happens when money and politics mix, and how we can stop people with deep pockets buying influence and votes.


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