Weston Mercury: Weston MP lands Government role

Prime Minister Theresa May has handed Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose a role in Government.

Mr Penrose has been appointed minister of state for the Northern Ireland office.

The 54-year-old has been Weston’s MP for the past 13 years, ever since the Conservatives regained the seat from the Liberal Democrats.

He has held a number of posts in the past including a role within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport in the run up to the London Olympics in 2012.

He has also been the anti-corruption champion in recent times.

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