Wales Online have reported on a debate between John Penrose, Minister For The Constitution, and Nick Smith, Labour MP, about Individual Voter Registration.
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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.
The Weston Mercury reports on Weston's MP who has been trying to make sure that as many people as possible sign up to the new electoral system that will ensure every registered voter is alive, not fraudulent or a 'ghost in the machine'.
Children from St Martin's Primary School in Worle were taken on a trip to London and given the chance to speak with Weston's MP and the Minister For The Constitution, John Penrose, on democracy in the UK.
John has provided a quote to The Independent about the importance of Individual Voter Registration and told the national newspaper that his office will run a vigorous and energetic voter registration campaign.
Children & Young People Now Magazine has praised the Discover Democracy Awards that were launched by John Penrose and the Cabinet Office in partnership with the Department of Education & British Youth Council to showcase the work of secondary schools and colleges that encourage pupils to engage in the democratic process.
In an article for Conservation Bulletin (written before the election, but published in October 2015), John puts on his former Heritage Minister hat and offers possible solutions to two problems that will be sat waiting in the in-tray of Historic England's new Chief Exec.
John Penrose has appeared in a video alongside other Conservatives MPs and Ministers Nicky Morgan, Justine Greening, Robin Walker and Rob Wilson to speak about the importance of involving young people in both local and national Politics.
In a report of the annual conference for Conservatives Abroad, John's work in trying to boost the number of overseas voters during 2015 and his ongoing work towards bringing "votes for life" to the House has been praised.
Utility Week Magazine have published a report of the Conservative Party Conference with highlights on activities that focused on the energy market. John's panel appearance was highlighted in answer to their 'key question' about boosting customer trust.
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