John Penrose leads a debate prior to the vote on whether 16 year olds should vote in the EU Referendum...
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WESTON-SUPER-MARE’S MP John Penrose has said the town is ‘fed up’ of waiting for the owner of Birnbeck Pier to carry out vital improvement works and claimed the pier could become an ‘important’ historical asset if it is saved.
Quentin Letts of The Daily Mail writes a light-hearted report on how the Government easily saw off an attempt by Lords to impose voting at 16 on the EU referendum. He also takes a few moments to admire John's 'skill' in the House...
The Guardian reports on why the government was opposed to letting 16 and 17-year-old vote in the EU referendum. John explains that Even if the government is in favour of lowering the voting age, this would be the wrong way to do it.
John Penrose explains why it was right for MPs to reject a move to lower the voting age to 16 for the forthcoming in-or-out referendum on Britain’s EU membership...
A service to remember people who have died due to drug or alcohol addiction has been held in Weston-super-Mare.
Mehvash Ahmad, a UK Youth Facilitator, summarises the Parliament Week 2015 event hosted by John Penrose for Youth Ambassadors for democracy.
In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John talks about Weston's problems with addiction and crime Police and how although the war is well underway - there is plenty of work left to do...
The Bangla Mirror has written a recap of John Penrose's Youth Ambassadors and Leaders Reception at the Houses of Parliament. The article includes comments from John about the importance of engaging young people in the democratic process and attendee Syeda Tasmia Tahia.
Weston's MP celebrated the end of a long campaign last week as the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in his Autumn Statement that the Government will introduce a proper National Funding Formula for schools for the first time ever.
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