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Articles

John writes a fortnightly column for The Weston & Somerset Mercury as Weston-Super-Mare's MP and also provides articles for numerous local and national publications too. Copies of these articles are below, including those he wrote when he was Shadow Business Minister.



BEP: Why Cabinet reshuffles are just like The Hunger Games

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In an article for the Bristol Evening Post, John Penrose MP explains how, inside Parliament, Government Reshuffles are a lot like The Hunger Games. The political equivalent life or death, with jobs lost and promotions granted at a stroke...

 

The magical work going on at Weston's 'Anaerobic Digestion Planet'

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You know the old story about alchemists turning lead into gold? In this week's Mercury column, John talks about the technology in use as Weston's Anaerobic Digestion Planet, allowing us to do something nearly as good: transforming piles of smelly rubbish into clean, green electricity...

 

Cheddar Valley Gazette: MP's First Day

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If your children (or you) have ever started a new school in the middle of term, you’ll know it’s pretty intimidating. In an article for the Cheddar Valley Gazette John explains how Robert Jenrick's first day in Parliament is not too different...

 

Weston Mercury Column: Weston College invites Weston's MP to mix some cocktails

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In his fortnightly column for The Weston Mercury, John discusses his visit to Weston College as part of Adult Learners week. His trip sees him in the catering department spending some time with the trainee chefs and learning to mix cocktails...

 

Weston Mercury Article: Bingo Caller for the evening...

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In his fortnightly column for The Weston Mercury, John talks about his evening as a Bingo Caller for a special free game to celebrate Chancellor George Osbourne's cutting of the Bingo Tax at Weston's Gala Bingo Hall.

 

Bristol Evening Post: Euro elections could learn from Eurovision

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In his article for The Bristol Evening Post, John discusses how the two competitions - Eurovision and the European Election - are more similar than you'd think... 

 

Weston Mercury Article: Why do tourism firms charge more during Half-Term?

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In this week's article for The Weston Mercury John explains why tourism firms charge a bit more during the half-term...

 

Weston Mercury Article: National Heritage Week & The National Trust

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In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John talks about the fast approaching Heritage Week and the spooky coincidence that saw him working in a local branch just a few days ago...

 

Bristol Evening Post: The New Gender Equality Act

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Have you heard of the Gender Equality (International Development) Act yet? If not, John Penrose MP explains why it may very well impress you in his article for The Bristol Evening Post...

 

Weston Mercury Article:What does 'Junior Lord of the Treasury' mean, then?

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In his latest column for The Weston Mercury, John talks of his recent promotion to Government Whip and his 'fancy-ish' title of “Junior Lord of the Treasury”...

 
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