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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

Former Gambling Minister welcomes Government’s new draft Remote Gambling Bill

Former Gambling Minister John Penrose has welcomed the draft Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Bill published yesterday by the Government, to protect British punters gambling on websites that are run by firms based overseas.


Penrose Supports Weston Foodbank Christmas Food Collection

Weston’s MP, John Penrose, was at Tesco on Saturday to help with Weston Foodbank’s Christmas food collection.


John Discusses Remembrance Sunday

In this week's column for The Weston Mercury, John discusses the importance of Remembrance Sunday and the inspiration it provides the next generation. 


WSM People: Finally Weston gets go-ahead for £15 million M5 J21 improvements

WSM People reports on John Penrose's response to the news that the green light has been given to multi million pound plans to reduce traffic congestion around Weston-super-Mare's gridlocked motorway roundabout.


Local MP welcomes Government’s official go-ahead for work on J21 of M5

John Penrose, Weston's MP, comments on the announcement by Minister Norman Baker that the Weston Package, a multi-million package of transport measures including the upgrade of Junction 21, has been given Final Approval.


Weston’s MP welcomes confirmation of Government help for flood victims

After 50 homes were put on flood alert in Worle yesterday, local MP John Penrose reveals details of the Bellwin Scheme which will provide help for flooded areas.


Big Hospitality: Former Tourism Minister and BHA back 'one in, two out' approach to regulation

Big Hospitality reports on John Penrose, who, as former Toursim Minister, has weighed into the debate surrounding regulations and red tape for the hospitality industry by calling on the Government to keep its newly-made promise to stick to a 'one in, two out' rule.


John Penrose attends the Home Office's departmental question session

John Penrose, MP for Weston-super-Mare, attended the Home Office's departmental question session and responds to Yvette Cooper's question to Secretary of State, Theresa May, about the PCC election turnout which seems more about political point scoring by the Opposition party than about any concern for police matters.


John Penrose interviewed by London Loves Business

John is interviewed by one of London's leading online business magazines about tourism after the Olympics, bonfires of red tape, Nadine Dorries and Boris


Former Minister and original author of Coalition anti- red-tape policy supports move to ‘1-in, 2-out’

John Penrose, the original author of the coalition’s landmark anti-red-tape policies [available here] which have since been taken up by Vince Cable, has strongly supported the latest moves to increase the pressure on Whitehall regulators by demanding twice as much deregulation for every extra pound of new regulatory burden that’s imposed in future.


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