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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.

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Tourism Minister John Penrose Welcomes VAT changes for caravans and pasties Penrose is delighted by last night’s announcement of changes to VAT on pasties and static caravans.  


Metro Article: STOP PRESS: Russians go crazy for Stonehenge his column for The Metro, Tourism Minister, John Penrose, shares with us his day out with the Olympic Torch and the excellent work that those behind the scenes have been doing to ensure everyone, no matter where they are in the UK and, indeed, the World, gets to see it.


Mercury Article: The Olympics are nearly here! last; they’re nearly here. The Olympics I mean, and Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. Now they’re on the horizon, everyone’s getting really excited. As Tourism Minister, I’ve had a hand in the preparations and, to tell you the truth, I thought by now I’d be a little bit blasé about it. But it turns out the opposite is true: I can’ wait.


Metro Article: Why the London 2012 Olympics will be big business for us all his column for The Metro, Tourism Minister, John Penrose, expains why The Olympic and Paralympic Games are going to be great for UK tourism.


Mercury Article: BSkyB proves why politics is never boring

BSKYBIn his regular Mercury column, John Penrose discusses the handling of BSkyB's takeover and explains why politics is never boring...



Mercury Article: the Trop’s day of reckoning is nearly here his weekly Mercury column, John Penrose MP discusses Weston-Super-Mare's Tropicana and the difficulties surrounding the upcoming decision regarding its future.


Tourism Minister John Penrose hails findings of Weston visitor survey

Weston Super Mare BeachWeston MP and Tourism Minister John Penrose has declared himself delighted by the results of a recent survey of visitors to Weston which shows that three quarters of visitors agree the town has improved hugely in the last few years.


Minister approves John Penrose’s call for Hillside child abuse lessons to be learnt across the country

Children Minister Tim Loughton has written to the Weston MP to announce that, for the first time, the Serious Case Review report on the child abuse carried out by Nigel Leat will be sent to every Local Safeguarding Children Board in the country...



New franchise is key to better train services

In his column for the Bristol Evening Post, John explains why significant improvements to local commuter services could be just around the corner...



Penrose makes submission on Train Franchise

John Penrose has sent his submission on the new Great Western Train Franchise to the Department of Transport...



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