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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

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.


Bristol Post: It's taken 10 years to perfect Junction 21, but Westonians have won.

The Bristol Post covers John's comments on news that three quarters of a million pounds will be spent by the Government on ridding the M5 of traffic jams around Weston-super-Mare.


John Presents Award for 50 years of Volunteer Service

A dedicated fundraiser who has been working for a Weston-super-Mare charity for 50 years has been recognised for her commitment.


Time to get cracking on Junction 21a...

Weston’s economy has been growing at a heck of a rate over the last few years, but this does mean we’re starting to feel the pinch in our local infrastructure. In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John declares it's about time for Junction 21a...


Students work with John Penrose MP to deliver imaginative lighting project

Year 13 Design students from Churchill Academy & Sixth Form kicked off their final coursework by meeting John Penrose MP to discuss designs for lights that incorporate imagery to celebrate Sir Winston Churchill, and Churchill Academy’s 60th birthday in 2017...


MP Welcomes Junction 21 Improvements

Weston's MP John Penrose has welcomed this week's Government announcement of £750,000 to improve Junction 21 of the M5. It is the final chapter of a 10 year campaign to cut tailbacks and delays for local residents and businesses.


John seeks reassurance Government prioritising building up, not out in Weston & the Villages

Having provided the answers for doing so in his 'build up, not out' article for a national paper, John asked the Housing Minister for reassurance that people living in Weston and the villages would get more affordable housing without losing their precious greenfields...


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