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Press Cuttings & Releases

John's team regularly provides the press with details about work he is doing on behalf of local people and for his role as Minister. In addition, John is mentioned in local and national papers on a daily basis. Below you will find John's press releases and 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

“Suddenly everyone was hurrying towards me yelling ‘back, get back’”

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Weston’s MP has described the moment he was shouted at to ‘get back’ from the windows after shots were fired outside Parliament, less than a week after the devastating attack stunned the country.


Village action group supports Penrose housing proposal

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The Weston Mercury reports on a village action group who have welcomed John's ideas for the Government and local Council to seek the benefits of building up rather than out into their villages...


Mercury: Businesses ‘delighted’ to be at Weston-super-Mare MP’s jobs fair

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Excitement is building ahead of Weston Jobs Fair later this month, with employers on the hunt for talented people who are looking for work.


Weston Mercury: John Penrose announces new jobs fair

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People in Weston who are out of work or looking for a career change may be in luck after the town’s MP, John Penrose, announced a new jobs fair will take place later this month.


Weston Mercury: John votes in favour of triggering Article 50

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Weston-super-Mare’s MP John Penrose backed a bill to trigger Brexit last night (Wednesday).


The Sun: John welcomes news Theresa May will trigger housing boom to help families

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The Sun reports on the news that Theresa May will trigger a housing boom to help British families. The paper mentions that the idea, to relax height restrictions in certain areas, was suggested to the Government by John in his radical 'build-up-not-out' paper as a way to both provide affordable accommodation and revive town centres...


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