Greater accountability is needed for privately-owned drug rehabilitation centres in Weston-super-Mare, a councillor has warned. Last week, the Mercury reported on the concerns of Broadway Lodge’s chief executive Brian Dudley, who feels North Somerset Council is not doing enough to help addicts. Mr Dudley said the council focuses too much…Read More
After a Ten Minute Rule motion brought forward by Caroline Lucas, John spoke against Proportional Representation. He told listening MPs that the Green MP's plans "may harm our democracy rather than help it" prompting an unexpected vote...
The formal process of leaving the EU could be triggered using the Royal Prerogative, a power now exercised by the Prime Minister, according to Government minister Oliver Letwin Government lawyers believe the decision to begin the process of leaving the EU can be made using an executive order from the…Read More
John Penrose, Weston’s MP, is celebrating victory in his long-running campaign for fairer local health funding. For years, North Somerset’s health services got less cash per person than places like Bristol. The latest announcement puts North Somerset GPs, hospitals, and community nursing within 1% of what they should be getting,…Read More