In this week's column for the Weston Mercury, John talks about fairness and the importance of the newly introduced 'English Votes for English Laws' that was one of John's election pledges to Westonians prior to May's election.
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John has announced that the deadline for the switchover to a new system of electoral registration has been brought forward by the Government in order to put an end to the delays that are compromising the register's integrity. He also revealed that an extra £3 million will be made available to areas where electoral registration is lowest to encourage people to have their say in upcoming elections.
John Penrose has met with the British Youth Council to discuss methods of improving voter registration and turnout amongst young people.
One of John's election pledges was to fight for English Votes for English Laws. His department has released a Policy paper on the proposed changes to the laws that mean English MPs cannot vote on matters which have been devolved to other parts of the UK, but Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland MPs can vote on those same matters when the UK Parliament is legislating solely for England.
John and his team at the Cabinet Office have chosen Carers UK as their charity of the year. Over the course of the next year, the Cabinet Office will work in partnership with the charity by sharing their professional skills and expertise, conducting department-wide fundraising activities and volunteering their own time to support Carers UK.
John was amongst the MPs and Policy Makers who spoke at a roundtable to mark the launch of a new book outlining 50 co-operative innovations to boost the British economy.
Just Congresbury also reports on the breakfast meeting that John attended with members of CRAG (Congresbury Residents Action Group) to listen to their concerns about the effect that possible development would have on the village...
John Penrose has opened a unique exercise facility that will allow residents in a Weston home to improve their health and wellbeing.
John Penrose has attended breakfast with members of The Congresbury Residents’ Action Group (CRAG) to discuss their joint concerns about the effect possible development could have on the village of Congresbury.
Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed further reforms of the planning system announced in the Productivity Plan which followed last week’s budget.
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