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Hello and welcome to the campaign website to re-elect John Penrose as MP for Weston-super-Mare. Please use this site to find out more about the work John has done for Weston and the villages since he was first elected as our local MP in 2005 and his pledges for the area's future if we re-elect him on May 7th 2015.

Latest News

Weston Mercury: Air ambulance charity secures £1m grant funds, thanks local MPs

The Great Western Air Ambulance Charity has thanked local MPs (including John Penrose) for the part they played in securing a £1 million grant from the LIBOR fund to secure the future of the life-saving service. it was announced in this year’s Budget, Chancellor George Osborne.


MP responds to poor crime recording performance

Weston's MP responds to findings that one in three crimes reported to the police went unrecorded. John stresses the importance of all crimes being recorded properly so that we can tell whether we are truly winning the war on crime...


Six of Seven Surgeries in Weston, Worle & Villages Score Top Marks

John Penrose MP has welcomed over Twitter the news that six of seven surgeries in Weston, Worle & the Villages have received the best possible score in the new Care Quality Commission surgery rating...


John Penrose MP Interviewed by Geoff Twentyman

John joins BBC Radio's Geoff Twentyman to talk about family life as an MP, what it is like to win and lose an election, the coming 2015 General Election and why he got into Politics in the first place.


Don't turn the clock back to bad old days of Avon

In an article for The Bristol Evening Post, John expands on his opinion that Avon isn't the right answer for us in terms of funding. He explains that: 'it's not that we don't like Bristol... It's just that, when we were part of Avon, Bristol always seemed to get the lion's share of everything while the rest of us were left with the crumbs.


John invited to see the work Weston's Hep C Team are doing

You know those startling moments when something you sort-of-knew in theory suddenly leaps off the page when you see it for real? John writes about how this happened to him when he accepted an invite from Weston's Hep C team who now have access to Hep C treatments that can cure the nasty disease entirely.


MP urges Weston's locals to make themselves heard on proposals to modernise & move Town Centre Post Office

Following a letter from The Post Office informing Weston's MP that there are plans to modernise and relocate the town centre Post Office branch, John Penrose has sent a message over social media urging constituents to make their voice and thoughts heard...


Penrose welcomes improvement in Weston’s economy

Older residents, and less well-off local families, are doing best in Weston’s economic recovery according to figures just released by Barclays Bank.


John Penrose chairs SSE's 'energy market roundtable' for SMEs

John Penrose MP recently chaired an 'energy market roundtable' for SSE (Scottish & Southern Energy) where the energy company met face to face with members of the small business community and listen to their concerns...


Weston Mercury: Weston Deserves Better

In his weekly column written for the Weston Mercury, John asks whether you've signed the Fairer Funding petition yet. For those unaware, John has teamed up with the Weston Mercury to spread awareness of the Fairer Funding Petition that looks to make sure Weston and the villages get a fair share of whatever Government Health, Police & Education cash is going...


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