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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

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...


Weston Mercury: John and the Weston Mercury team up in bid for Fairer Funding for Weston

The Weston Mercury has teamed up with John Penrose MP in a bid to get fairer funding for Weston and the villages. The Mercury aims to build on John's campaigns to earn fairer funding with a signed petition that John will take to Downing Street himself.


Bristol Evening Post: The dangers of a return to Avon pointed out by Weston's MP

John Penrose responds to Bristol Mayor, George Ferguson, who has appealed for a combined authority in the Bristol region. John points out that when Avon existed, Bristol gobbled up all the resources and the rest - including Weston and the villages - were left with the crumbs...


Local MP delighted as Boulevard Post Office will re-open next month

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed the news today that a new Post Office branch is due to open after the old Boulevard branch closed a year ago. The new branch will be based in the Spar shop on the High Street, and will offer extended opening hours and be open on Sundays.



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