In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John talks about his two days in the Commons as one of the two Ministers in Charge of the Bill that will give the UK that 'In or Out' referendum.
John writes a fortnightly column for The Weston & Somerset Mercury as Weston-Super-Mare's MP, provides articles for numerous local and national publications, and is regularly interviewed by these avenues too. Copies of these articles and interviews are below:
As you can imagine, it has been quite a busy few weeks for MPs up and down the country and John is no exception! In his first article for the Mercury since being re-elected, John thanks everybody for their support locally, talks about the surprise result nationally, and explains how his new job following the Government Reshuffle will help him to deliver on his election pledges.
With just 24 hours until Weston goes to the polls to elect the MP it wants to represent them for the next five years, the Weston Mercury has asked John to outline his six key pledges.
Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "What makes you happy? What is your pet peeve? Tell us something unusual about yourself”
In the latest issue of The Cheddar Valley Gazette, John is asked: "What makes you happy? What is your pet peeve? And can you tell us something unusual about yourself?"
North Somerset Business Leader Magazine have run a feature on local candidate and former businessman, John Penrose in their latest issue. In this piece John talks about how important it is that politics make life easier for businesses and how he and the Conservatives hope to continue helping businesses prosper.
In The Cheddar Valley Gazette's latest election question they ask John the question that has dominated news programmes in recent years: "Who caused the recession and how do we fix it?" John discusses the fact that the economy is already improving (following some belt tightening to fix Labour's mess!) and some recent Conservative reforms that will play an important part in ensuring it continues...
The Cheddar Valley Gazette asks how John would look to support older people in our community. John speaks about how important it is to ensure our elderly are financially secure - through fair pensions and saving schemes. In addition, John reminds us how important it is to look after the more vulnerable with benefits such as the Winter Fuel Payments, free tests, free travel and TV licenses.
Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "How do you think your party meets the needs and challenges of today’s young people?"
The Cheddar Valley Gazette has been in touch once again, this time to ask John's views on education and the challenges of young people. John speaks about how important it is to ensure we get education right so that young people growing up can make the best choices and grasp the best prospects throughout their lives.
Finally! Parliament has finished all those last-minute chores, tidying up the remaining loose ends and dangly bits of legislation that have to be sorted out before the doors are shut during the election campaign itself. Let the pre-vote festivities begin, right?
The Cheddar Valley Gazette has been in touch to ask John's views on energy policies going in to the next election. John speaks about how important it is to ensure consumers are getting a fair deal and become less dependant on other countries for our energy supplies.
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