John has welcomed news that a section of Weston-super-Mare could soon be turned into a ‘pocket park’ after being awarded Government funding.
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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.
John says that everyone will want to consider ideas to make roads safer, whether it is for drink driving or speeding.
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 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.
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 spends some time with the hosts of Panjab Radio discussing his role as Minister and how important it is that people register to vote..
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.
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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