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Hello and welcome to my website! I’m John Penrose, your local Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare. Please use this site to find out more about the work I’m doing for Weston, Worle and the villages and how to contact me should you need my help.


Latest News

MP To Open 'Business & Youth Showcase'

John Penrose MP is to launch Rotary International's Business and Youth Showcase event that looks to highlight the many successful businesses and youth organisations within the region.


Weston Mercury Article: ‘how many people work in Parliament?’

In this week's article, John answers the question: ‘how many people work in Parliament?’, where the answer is ‘about half’ (boom boom). But, every so often, the MPs and Lords have to work up an honest-to-goodness sweat by doing a bit of (gasp) hard work.


Penrose celebrates Olympics tourism legacy

Former Tourism Minister John Penrose says the latest inbound visitor figures are further proof of the positive economic effect of the 2012 Olympic Games.


Weston Mercury Article: 2013 and the year ahead

In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John talks about 2013 and looks towards the challenges we face over the course of the year ahead.


Weston Mercury: MP celebrates Small Business Saturday with local businesses

Weston's MP visited a number of local businesses as part of Small Business Saturday, a national event promoting independent businesses. 


Struggling With Your Water Bill? Help Is At Hand

Anyone struggling with water bills, whether it’s over Christmas or any other time of year, may be eligible for help from the local Water company, Bristol Water.


Local MP reacts to reports of a possible MP Pay Rise

Weston's MP, John Penrose, has responded to reports of a possible MP pay rise...


Visit England Tourism Report on Domestic Leisure Trends

Visit England have published an important report into long-term trends in ‘staycation’ leisure visits within the UK. If you’ve never heard of ‘FOMO’ (that’s the ‘fear of missing out’, in case you didn’t know) or are mystified by the rise of the ‘individualocracy’, you’ll find it useful. It’s probably essential reading for anyone involved in UK domestic tourism, or who just wants to understand how Britain is changing.


Local MP welcomes Government help for local High Street shops

Weston's MP John Penrose, who was a Small Business Ambassador for David Cameron until he became a Government Whip in September’s reshuffle, today hailed the effect that changes to business rates in this morning’s Autumn Statement will have on local shops in Weston and the villages. 


Local MP welcomes real-terms fall in Weston’s water bills

As Wessex Water announced today that they will keep any bill increases to below inflation levels until 2020, Weston’s MP (who is also the author of a paper on reforming water, energy and other utilities called “We Deserve Better”) said he was delighted by the move and drew a strong contrast with above-inflation rises in household energy bills.


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