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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

Podcast: Why Doesn't the UK Have Its Own Sovereign Wealth Fund?

John joins Shanker Singham and Philip Booth to discuss his idea for the UK's own Sovereign Wealth Fund to strengthen the economy and give more resiliency.


MP Appeals For Electric Railway Link To Bristol

The Mercury reports on Weston's MP having called for the railway line between the town and Bristol to be electrified after the Government announced it would delay electrifying the line between Bristol and London.


MP Visits Thriving Social Enterprise

The Weston Mercury reports on John's recent visited to Weston’s fast-growing social enterprise IN2GEAR to hear about the work they are doing to raise money for local people with disabilities...


John welcomes Autumn Statement's £1m grant to local Air Ambulance Charity

John Penrose MP has warmly welcomed the news that the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) has received a £1 million grant from the Libor funds announced in the Autumn Statement.


John Presses Ministers to stop Ticket Touts ripping off Fans

John Penrose questions Ministers about Ticket Touting, where bots are being used to buy large numbers of tickets for sell-out events. These tickets are then sold on for huge profits at the expense of fans who are desperate to attend...


MP delighted with report declaring 'employment is at an all-time high' as joblessness plummets

The Weston Mercury speaks with John about the news that local employment has reached a record-breaking high...


North Somerset Times: MP secures better health care funding

North Somerset has been awarded more Government funding for healthcare, which Weston’s MP says will stop the area being ‘overshadowed’ by Bristol.


Weston Mercury: Extra £10m for North Somerset’s healthcare

The Weston Mercury reports on the new health care funding formula that John has fought for over many years, meaning Weston will no longer be looked at as the ‘poor relation’ to Bristol....


Weston Mercury: Judges vs Parliament?

In his article for the Weston Mercury, John asks whether we really want to encourage a pushing contest between Judges and Parliament...


John quizzes Phillip Hammond on Autumn Statement's Housing...

Following the Autumn Statement, John asks for more work to provide affordable homes for British people; suggesting urban sites as a potential area to give priority.


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