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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: John welcomes cash that'll brighten up Weston town centre

John has welcomed news that a section of Weston-super-Mare could soon be turned into a ‘pocket park’ after being awarded Government funding.


John Penrose replies to Gloria De Piero

John Penrose, Minister for Constitutional Reform, has written to Gloria De Piero MP, Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration, to address her concerns about students voter registration rates. John points out that all under-represented groups should be targeted by registration drives.


Weston Mercury: Local MP applauds suggestions to make roads safer

John says that everyone will want to consider ideas to make roads safer, whether it is for drink driving or speeding.


Herald: John reiterates that no EU Referendum date has been chosen

The Herald reports that John has reiterated in Parliament that no date has been chosen for the referendum - with MPs needing to vote on this matter. He also confirmed that a six-week buffer with May 5th elections is assured.


John Penrose answers 'Urgent Questions' on the Short Money & Policy Development Grant

John responds to an Urgent Question asked by Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Bryant, on the cuts to taxpayer funding of political parties ('Short Money' and 'Policy Development Grant') to match reductions in all other areas of Government spending.


Penrose welcomes cash boost for rural areas

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed planned reforms to Council Funding, and the announcement of £2 million extra Government cash for North Somerset this week.


John talks on Radio about the importance of Registering To Vote

John spends some time with the hosts of Panjab Radio discussing his role as Minister and how important it is that people register to vote..


John answers questions relating to the date of the EU Referendum

As Minister of the Constitution, John fields questions from Members of Parliament relating to the date of the EU Referendum and listens to opinions on which dates should be avoided.


Conservative Home: Tightening the electoral roll is good for democracy

Award-winning journalist Henry Hill reports on the news that 800,000 voters have 'dropped-off' the register. He points out that the figures could very well suggest that Individual Registration is working to ensure 'real' people are on the register and coupled with the upcoming registration drives should prove to be a very good thing for democracy.


Huffington Post: Labour think those dropping off electoral register are students. Couldn't they be ghosts?

The Huffington Post reports on the news that 800,000 people have 'dropped off' the electoral register. They comment that this could, in fact, be seen as a success when considering the Government's aim of reducing as many as 1.9million 'ghost entries' and the potential for fraud that came with them.


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