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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

Ministers confirm big step towards John's up-not-out suggestions...

Ministers have announced that strict limits on the height of houses could be axed under the biggest overhaul of Britain's planning laws for more than 70 years, matching suggestions John made in his up-not-out campaign.


John Penrose attends NS Black and Minority Ethnic AGM

John Penrose was delighted to attend the North Somerset Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network AGM and present certificates to those who have helped hundreds of people across North Somerset over the past 10 years.


John speaking on BBC Radio Bristol about what next for Weston...

John Penrose, along with others from Weston, are interviewed live from the Knightstone Campus for BBC Radio Bristol! Topics include: What does Weston need next? How does Brexit affect Weston? Does Weston need another Junction? Is self employment viable in Weston? The growing diversity and culture of Weston... and more!


MP secures better health care funding Weston-super-Mare ‘deserves’

North Somerset has been awarded more Government funding for healthcare, which Weston’s MP says will stop the area being ‘overshadowed’ by Bristol...


John To Lead Christmas Walk For Hospital Scanner

John is set to lead a charity fancy dress walk being held in Weston-super-Mare to raise money for a new scanner at the town's hospital.


MP Opens New Animal Discovery Barn With Shaun The Sheep

Last Saturday saw the grand opening of the new Animal Discovery Barn at Puxton Park, with guests John Penrose MP and Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep. The new attraction further boosts Puxton's ability to offer an 'all weather' day out for locals and tourists.


The Times: It’s time to think big to rebalance our economy

In an article for The Times, John discusses the reasoning behind his calls for a Sovereign Wealth Fund to rebalance the economy...


The Times: Could families in the UK soon be buying homes without a deposit/mortgage?

In an article by The Times about people who rent potentially being able to buy their homes without a deposit or mortgage, the journalist, Francis Elliott, draws upon some of John's ideas in his Sovereign Wealth Fund paper...


John calls for UK sovereign wealth fund

In a new paper published with the Social Market Foundation (SMF), John has called on the government to launch a UK sovereign wealth fund to correct the “long-term and structurally-ingrained weaknesses” of the UK economy, such as low saving rates, a low investment rate and failure to build infrastructure...


Weston MP Celebrates Victory in long-running campaign for fairer health funding

John Penrose, Weston’s MP, is celebrating victory in his long-running campaign for fairer local health funding.


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