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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: Further tribute to ‘gent’ Sir Jerry

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The Weston Mercury reports on the heartfelt tributes to long-serving former Weston MP Sir Jerry Wiggin, who died aged 78, offered by the town’s politicians. The town's current MP, John Penrose, shares an important piece of advice and a refreshing perspective that Sir Jerry offered him.


MP unveils Jessie May as TSB's Local Charity Partner in Weston

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Weston's MP, John Penrose, was delighted to unveil that Jessie May based in Weston-super-Mare has become TSB's first Local Charity Partner. The organisation provides nursing care at home for children with terminal illness.


Tributes to former Weston-super-Mare MP Sir Jerry Wiggin

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John Penrose added his voice to the many tributes paid to the former Conservative MP for Weston-super-Mare Sir Jerry Wiggin who died aged 78.


MP delighted with Community Spirit on display at opening of Big Worle Hub

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MP delighted to see community spirit is alive and well in Weston-super-Mare with local residents working together to make the area a better place for everyone...


Weston Mercury: MP amongst those saluting Weston’s finest at new business awards

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The Weston Mercury report on the unsung heroes, business newcomers, green intiatives and Weston promotions who all featured among the winners of an inaugural awards event designed to showcase the best the town has to offer - John was proudly in attendance to present a award.


Pupils of Weston and the Villages still ‘deserve better’ says MP

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John Penrose MP has echoed calls from local headteachers who feel that the schools of Weston and the Villages need fairer funding if they are to maintain their excellent standards of education...

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