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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

Initial Reaction to Tropicana's approved demolition by John Penrose

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/images/localpeople/ugc-images/275793/Article/images/15265804/3552886.pngWeston-Super-Mare's MP, John Penrose issued a statement expressing his initial thoughts to the news that Weston's Tropicana has been approved for demolishion following tweleve years of uncertainty.

 

John Penrose delighted with Uphill's Green Flag Award

Uphill HillIn a guest article, for The Uphillviews Magazine, John discusses his delight that a Green Flag Award winning destination is now within a short drive, cycle or even a walk away from his constituents' homes...  

 

Weston MP welcomes Government’s blueprint for train service fit for the 21st century

http://www.johnpenrose.org/images/phocagallery/Gallery/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_gallery_jpworletrain.jpgAs the Department of Transport published their Invitation to Tender document for the Great Western Mainline today, John Penrose welcomed the new service requirements the train companies bidding for the 2013-28 franchise will have to fulfil.

 

DCMS Blog: The Shard, Stonehenge and an OBE for a great restaurateur

In this week's DCMS Blog John Penrose, Tourism and Heritage Minister, discusses the work that has recently gone into two of the UK's most iconic structures. One, The Shard, is a modern innovention and the largest building in Europe; the other, Stone Henge, is approaching 5000 years old and just over head-height.

 

Weston MP stresses that ambulance merger must lead to frontline service improvements

http://www.johnpenrose.org/images/phocagallery/Gallery/thumbs/phoca_thumb_l_gallery_jpambulance2.jpgJohn Penrose recently met officers from the Great Western Ambulance Service to discuss their plans to merge with the ambulance service for the South West (SWASFT – Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust).

 

DCMS Blog: Buses, Gay Pride and a bird’s eye view of Britain in the 1920s

http://blogs.culture.gov.uk/main/GayPrideBerlin_blog.jpgIn this week's DCMS Blog John Penrose, Tourism and Heritage Minister, tells us why in 2012 Britain is very much like that big red bus you've been waiting far too long for.

 

Mercury Article: Aung San Suu Kyi came to Westminster Hall

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5443/7414987622_cfa69d98b1_m.jpgAung San Suu Kyi came to Westminster Hall, the 800-year-old heart of Parliament, to address a joint sitting of the Lords and Commons last week...

 

Mercury Article: How was your Diamond Jubilee?

Diamond JubileeIn his regular Mercury column, John Penrose remarks upon his Jubilee weekend and reflects upon the importance of the Royal Family throughout the entire nation (and beyond!).

 

Mercury Article: The Olympic Flame Visits Weston

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/07kM5hVaMkaHK/303x235.jpgIn his regular Mercury column, John Penrose discusses his experience of the Olympic Flame visiting Weston-Super-Mare and the joy of seeing so many of his constituents coming out to enjoy it.

 

John Penrose take a visit to Woodspring Priory

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5007/johnpenrosewoodspring.jpgJohn Penrose took advantage of the recent good weather to visit Woodspring Priory in Kewstoke. He was invited there by the Landmark Trust, a building preservation charity established in 1965 to restore historic and architecturally interesting buildings then let them for holidays.

 


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