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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

Weston Mercury: John says 'Trop decision only a start'

The Weston Mercury reports on John's friendly challenge to would-be Tropicana developer, Derek Mead, to beat the rebuild-record of Weston’s Grand Pier.


ITV News: Weston MP welcomes extra hospital funding

ITV News reports on John Penrose's delight at the decision by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to give Weston General Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department an additional £4.8m to deal with expected increases in demand this Winter.


Local MP celebrates as Weston’s A&E is awarded £4.8million by Government

Weston's MP, John Penrose, is celebrating as Weston's A&E is awarded £4.8million by the Government - "a huge step in the right direction".


John Penrose comments on Tropicana decision

Weston's MP John Penrose reacts to the news that Weston-super-Mare's Tropicana has been saved from demolition.


Letter from Secretary of State about Tropicana

We have reproduced the entire letter issued by the Secretary of State refusing the application to demolish The Tropicana and providing reasons for his decision. It is excellent to see that within the letter the Secretary of State mentions Public Support as a key part of his decision.


ITV News: Weston's Tropicana saved from the bulldozers

ITV News reports that the Tropicana in Weston-super-Mare is to be saved. They cite John's tweet confirming that the demolition of the former swimming pool will not go ahead after a decision by the Communities Secretary.



The Weston Mercury reports on the news that Weston’s Tropicana has been saved from demolition.


Tropicana demolition plans blocked by government

BBC News reports on the news that Weston's Tropicana has been saved from demolition after plans were blocked by ministers.


MP: Piers can be 'a real challenge'

ITV report on John Penrose's support of calls for certain piers to be moved from private ownership into the hands of the local community.


Why Affordable Childcare Is Key

In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John discusses the rising costs of bringing up a child and why making childcare more affordable is one of the Government's key priorities...


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