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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: Youth unemployment drops sharply

The Weston Mercury reports on the news that benefit claims from young people in Weston out of work, has fallen by more than a quarter in the past year and features comments from John in response.


Weston Mercury: MP praises Royal Mail

The Weston Mercury reports on John Penrose MP joining Weston postman Steve Jones for the morning to see how changes to the Royal Mail are taking shape.


John to be an assistant at Weston Tourist Information Service

John will be doing his bit for Tourism Week on Friday: Weston's Tourist Info Centre have hired him as a temporary assistant!


Weston’s MP welcomes opportunity for local residents to mark centenary of First World War

Weston’s MP John Penrose today welcomed news that local residents can apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects about Weston’s role in the First World War.


Weston MP welcomes sharp drop in local unemployment

Local MP John Penrose is celebrating today as figures published this week show that unemployment has come down significantly in Weston and the villages. The number of young people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance fell by over a quarter - 27% - in the last year, and the number of long-term unemployed dropped by almost a third – 30% - as well.


Weston Mercury: Apprentice success is ‘brilliant’ - MP

The Weston Mercury reports on John Penrose's delight at the news that more than 1,000 young people started an apprenticeship in the town last year.


Bristol Evening Post: The New Gender Equality Act

Have you heard of the Gender Equality (International Development) Act yet? If not, John Penrose MP explains why it may very well impress you in his article for The Bristol Evening Post...


Weston Mercury: MP concerned at drop in Weston's rail passenger numbers

The Weston Mercury reports on John Penrose MP's concerns that more than 60,000 fewer passengers used Weston railway station last year, compared with the previous 12 months.


Weston Mercury: Cancer death rates fall in North Somerset

The Weston Mercury report on John Penrose MP praising local healthcare providers for the work they have done to ensure fewer people are dying of cancer in North Somerset than other parts of the country.


Weston MP welcomes boost in local apprenticeships

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed new figures showing that 1,120 people started an apprenticeship in Weston-super-Mare last year.


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