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Latest News

Mercury: Businesses ‘delighted’ to be at Weston-super-Mare MP’s jobs fair

Excitement is building ahead of Weston Jobs Fair later this month, with employers on the hunt for talented people who are looking for work.

 

John cuts ribbon with Andrew Scott to launch new Ascot building

John has helped cut the ribbon of the new Ascot Group offices that promise to 'put Weston on the map as a serious place to do business' with over £1,000,000 investment and 100 new jobs for local people...

 

House Building Association responds to John Penrose MP's article on PoliticsHome.

The Home Building Association responds positively to John's 'Build Up Not Out' on Politics Home. They agree that relaxing restrictions on buildings’ height limits would benefit urban areas and be a good way of identifying new space for homes.

 

John speaks with Guardian's Anushka Asthana about Brexit

John speaks with The Guardian's Political Editor, Anushka Asthana, about why, despite being a former 'Remainer', he is determined to ensure the country gets the best possible Brexit...

 

John hosts a debate on affordable housing ideas...

John makes a speech in his debate on creating more affordable housing by building up not out...

 

John suggests that many of the Brexit bill amendments ask for mechanisms already in place

John points out that many of the amendments suggesting reports and information are unnecessary as mechanisms already exist to provide what they ask for...

 

Politics Home: Allowing developers to build 'Up Not Out' could help solve the housing crisis

The way to solve the housing crisis is to reduce planning restrictions on urban property owners, allowing them to build up to the level of other buildings in the same block, argues John in an article for Politics Home.

 

John Penrose asks whether the Government's Housing Paper encourages Building Up Not Out...

John Penrose asks the Minister whether the Government's Housing Paper encourages Building Up Not Out as a way to save our green fields and breathe life back into urban centres...

 

The Times: It’s not too late to take our cue from Norway’s sovereign wealth fund

In an article for the times, Political Editor Philip Aldrick discusses John's idea for a Sovereign Wealth Fund, drawing upon Norway's success to explain how it could benefit the UK...

 

Bristol Post Article: Well that didn't take long, did it....

Well that didn’t take long, did it? Those of you with longer memories might vaguely recall me saying that I was having a hard time dealing with Donald Trump’s abusive style of campaigning in the run-up to their Presidential Election, but that we’d all have to live with it if he became President...

 


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