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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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Weston Mercury Article: 2013 and the year ahead

In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John talks about 2013 and looks towards the challenges we face over the course of the year ahead.


Weston Mercury: MP celebrates Small Business Saturday with local businesses

Weston's MP visited a number of local businesses as part of Small Business Saturday, a national event promoting independent businesses. 


Struggling With Your Water Bill? Help Is At Hand

Anyone struggling with water bills, whether it’s over Christmas or any other time of year, may be eligible for help from the local Water company, Bristol Water.


Local MP reacts to reports of a possible MP Pay Rise

Weston's MP, John Penrose, has responded to reports of a possible MP pay rise...


Visit England Tourism Report on Domestic Leisure Trends

Visit England have published an important report into long-term trends in ‘staycation’ leisure visits within the UK. If you’ve never heard of ‘FOMO’ (that’s the ‘fear of missing out’, in case you didn’t know) or are mystified by the rise of the ‘individualocracy’, you’ll find it useful. It’s probably essential reading for anyone involved in UK domestic tourism, or who just wants to understand how Britain is changing.


Local MP welcomes Government help for local High Street shops

Weston's MP John Penrose, who was a Small Business Ambassador for David Cameron until he became a Government Whip in September’s reshuffle, today hailed the effect that changes to business rates in this morning’s Autumn Statement will have on local shops in Weston and the villages. 


Local MP welcomes real-terms fall in Weston’s water bills

As Wessex Water announced today that they will keep any bill increases to below inflation levels until 2020, Weston’s MP (who is also the author of a paper on reforming water, energy and other utilities called “We Deserve Better”) said he was delighted by the move and drew a strong contrast with above-inflation rises in household energy bills.


Weston Mercury: MP suggests Birnbeck owner steps aside

The Weston Mercury has reported on John Penrose MP explaining that he has spoken to the RNLI to let them know that the entire town is behind it and that if Birnbeck’s owner cannot find a solution to restore it he should step aside.


John Penrose comments on the handing over of Heritage sites to a charitable trust

South West Business have featured an article with quotes from John Penrose MP on the the Government's proposals to hand over the management of West Country heritage icons to an independent charitable trust. Plans suggest that this will allow it more freedom to raise and invest capital and attract other funding, while benefiting from the tax breaks the status brings.


Penrose welcomes new Start-Up Loan figures for the South West

Weston’s MP, John Penrose has welcomed new figures that show the Government’s new Start-Up Loans scheme has helped nearly 400 entrepreneurs in the South West to set up their own businesses.


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