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Press Cuttings

John is mentioned in local and national papers on a daily basis, so it’s pretty hard to keep track of every example. Below you will find a selection of articles that we have found online or been sent by our visitors. If we’ve missed something that you think should be included, please email Marc Aplin on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the link. Please note that John Penrose is neither responsible for, nor necessarily endorses the content of external websites.

Weston Mercury: John and the Weston Mercury team up in bid for Fairer Funding for Weston

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The Weston Mercury has teamed up with John Penrose MP in a bid to get fairer funding for Weston and the villages. The Mercury aims to build on John's campaigns to earn fairer funding with a signed petition that John will take to Downing Street himself.


Bristol Evening Post: The dangers of a return to Avon pointed out by Weston's MP

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John Penrose responds to Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson, who has appealed for a combined authority in the Bristol region. John points out that when Avon existed, Bristol gobbled up all the resources and the rest - including Weston and the villages - were left with the crumbs...


Big Hospitality: Former Tourism Minister calls for VisitEngland refocus

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Big Hospitality reports on the news that Former Tourism Minister and MP for Weston-super-Mare John Penrose has said VisitEngland should be independent from VisitBritain and gradually move away from government funding...


MP: 'Going back to Avon County Council would be a disaster'

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In response to calls from George Ferguson to redefine the area surrounding Bristol, John Penrose MP has suggested that council's working together is a far better solution and that going back to the days of 'Avon Country Council' would be a disaster.


Bristol Evening Post: Joy as trust is only bidder for hospital

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The Bristol Evening Posts reports on the positive news that just one health trust has bid to take over the running of Weston General Hospital, which was too small to achieve foundation status on its own...


Weston Mercury: MP Joins FC Locking to Celebrate Opening of Clubhouse

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John joined Weston's young football fanatics to celebrate the opening of their new clubhouse this week...

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