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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

Weston Mercury: MP keen to help prevent a Curry Crisis in Weston

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John Penrose has met with restaurateurs who are concerned that Weston-super-Mare is facing a curry crisis, as the Indian catering industry is suffering from staff shortages...


Economist: Nothing will be censored to save ministers or officials from embarrassment - says Minister

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John Penrose, the Cabinet Office minister in charge of shepherding the Chilcot Report through to publication, has reassured MPs that nothing within it would be censored to save ministers or officials from embarrassment...


BBC: John Penrose stands by 'two week' deadline for Chilcot Report

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John says that security checks on the Iraq War inquiry will take two weeks to complete and will lead to the document's publication in June or July.


John provides details on work encouraging young people to vote...

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John has been asked whether the Government is educating young people across the United Kingdom about their right to vote...


Politics Home: John confirms no unnecessary censoring or delays for Chilcot report

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Launched in 2009, the investigation into events leading up to the Iraq war finished taking evidence in 2011 and has been beset by countless delays. John has said he wants the vetting of the report to take no longer than 2 weeks and that the vetting cannot be used to censor material which does not need to be secret.


John Penrose points constituents to details of his expenses and interests

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Weston's MP responds to the Bristol Evening Post with details on how to make sure your local MP doesn't have any conflict of interests or double standards...

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