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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

Weston MP Given New Government 'Whip' Role

Breeze FM report on the news that John Penrose has been made an assistant whip in the coalition reshuffle.


MP gets new role in Government reshuffle

The Weston Mercury reports on the news that Weston's MP, John Penrose, has been handed a new role in Government.


Former Architecture & Heritage Minister: 'Britain’s urban planning is too timid.'

Former Architecture & Heritage Minister, John Penrose MP, has said that Britain’s urban planning is too timid... We should be clearer about what’s worth preserving, bolder in allowing changes to what’s not, and less respectful of what is familiar but mediocre.


Weston Mercury Article: Trop shows politicians listen to public. Now lets support Derek Mead!

There you go. Just when everyone thought the Trop was doomed, it was saved at the 11th hour by… a Government Minister. And if you have trouble picturing the ample form of Eric Pickles as a white knight in shining armour, trust me, you aren’t alone. But at least it shows that politicians will, just occasionally, listen to public opinion.


Town’s dental practice is a national ‘role model’

Whilst on a guided tour of Houston Dental's new £350k refurbishment with John Penrose MP,  Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has described the Weston dentist practice as a ‘role model’ for the rest of the country.


What stops people with deep pockets buying influence & votes?

In an article for the Bristol Evening Post, John asks what happens when money and politics mix, and how we can stop people with deep pockets buying influence and votes.


So, what do you think about Syria?

In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John asks what you think about Syria. Should we intervene, or is it none of our business?


Weston's MP to help judge talent contest

Organisers of Weston’s Got Talent have announced John Penrose MP as one of the first judges who will sit on the panel at the contest’s final.


Weston Mercury: John says 'Trop decision only a start'

The Weston Mercury reports on John's friendly challenge to would-be Tropicana developer, Derek Mead, to beat the rebuild-record of Weston’s Grand Pier.


ITV News: Weston MP welcomes extra hospital funding

ITV News reports on John Penrose's delight at the decision by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to give Weston General Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department an additional £4.8m to deal with expected increases in demand this Winter.


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