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Latest News

Former Tourism Minister John Penrose backs looser planning red tape for hotel industry

Former Tourism Minister and seaside MP John Penrose has pressed Secretary of State Eric Pickles in Parliament to free up investment in UK hotels by allowing struggling businesses to convert to residential use without planning permission...

 

John interviewed by the Weston Mercury on his return to the backbenches

Earlier this week, The Weston Mercury got in touch with Weston's MP, John Penrose and asked what the future holds now he’s returned to the backbenches...

 

Direct train services from Weston to London saved

http://johnpenrose.org/images/phocagallery/Gallery/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_gallery_jpworletrain.jpgWeston MP John Penrose understands that, following strong lobbying from himself and North Somerset Council, the new Great Western Mainline franchise will now include a minimum of two direct trains each way between Weston and London each weekday.

 

John responds to Russell Brand referring to Weston as a 'junkytown'

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2010/9/18/1284807828562/Russell-Brand-006.jpgDo you like Russell Brand? You know the one: hairy, skinny bloke. Does standup. Bit of acting. Always falling out clubs late at night with a gorgeous girl on his arm. May have taken a few drugs in the past....

 

More government money for children going back to school

http://johnpenrose.org/images/phocagallery/Gallery/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_gallery_jpreadingrecovery.jpgAs local children are starting a new academic year, Weston MP John Penrose has hailed the increase in the Pupil Premium from £488 to £600 for every child who has been on Free School Meals in the last six years.  This means that more than three and a half thousand schoolchildren on Free School Meals in and around Weston will benefit from an extra £2.1 million investment in their education.

 

John Penrose MP Interviewed by BBC Radio Bristol

BBC Radio Bristol interviews John Penrose following his standing down as Tourism and Heritage Minister...

 

Weston MP returns to the backbenches

John Penrose has stood down from his Ministerial role as Tourism and Heritage Minister, as the Prime Minister decided to reduce the size of the Culture, Media & Sports Department now that the Olympics are over...

 

Mercury Article: The Wettest Summer for a Century

In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John Penrose MP talks about how, despite this being the wettest summer for over a century, Weston has shown resilience and joined the rest of the UK in choosing between having fun in the rain or undercover...

 

Weston MP hails major step in tackling Weston’s problems with drugs

http://johnpenrose.org/images/stories/pressreleases/pressrelease_cleanerwestoncampaignlogo_thumb.jpgWeston-Super-Mare's MP, John Penrose is hailing new figures which show that the number of rehab beds for drug addicts in Weston has nearly halved in six years.

 

John Interviewed by The Weston Mercury about Tropicana decision

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/images/localpeople/ugc-images/275793/Article/images/15265804/3552886.pngEarlier this week, The Weston Mercury got in touch with Weston's MP, John Penrose and asked his opinion on the Secretary of State's ruling that the restoration of Weston's Tropicana is 'not-viable'.

 


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