This policy sets out how the office of John Penrose MP protects your privacy when you use this website. We may need to update it from time to time (for example if data protection rules are altered) so please check this page periodically to make sure you are happy with what it says. This policy was last updated October 2020.

What we collect

We may need your name and address, including postcode, plus email address and phone number, and whatever information will help us get a proper answer to the particular issue or question you’ve contacted us about.

What we do with the information we gather

We will use your details to keep you updated on whatever answers we find to the issues or questions you’ve contacted us about; to keep you informed if something important happens in those areas in future; and to let you know about John’s campaigns and other work as a Member of Parliament too. We may occasionally need to share your details with other organisations like local Councils, government agencies, public bodies, health trusts, regulators and so on, if it’s needed to deal with your enquiry properly. If we do, they also have a legal duty to keep your details safe and can only use them to deal with the original issue too.

If you have also asked to be kept up to date about other local or national Conservative campaigns, we will use your details to keep you informed about them too.

Otherwise we won’t share your details with anybody, unless we are specifically required to by law.


To keep your data safe we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure. Review of the data held will occur in each election cycle to determine whether it should be maintained or put beyond use.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which we hope you will find useful or interesting. But if you follow them, please bear in mind that they may treat any personal data you give them differently than we do, and we cannot be responsible for how they handle it so please check their version of this privacy statement before telling them anything about yourself.

Controlling your personal information

John Penrose is the data controller. If you want to update or delete any of the information you’ve provided to us, or to see a copy of it, please let us know by emailing us or writing to John Penrose, 24-26 Alexandra Parade, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1QX.