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Latest News

Video: John Intervenes during Rail Electrification Debate to ask why Bristol & Surrounding Area Overlooked

Video of John pressing the case for electrification of Weston’s rail service to Bristol, after Ministers announced that other projects have been delayed. John asks that Ministers provide cost-benefit ratios of the delayed projects so local people can compare them to electrifying our local line and states that it is unreasonable that the area, one of the UK's most economically important, be overlooked...


John Presses Case for Local Railway Electrification

John Penrose MP has intervened during a debate in Parliament to press the case for electrification of Weston’s rail service to Bristol, after Ministers announced that other projects have been delayed.


John Demands Answers On Railway's Electrification Work

The full force of local peoples' dismay at the decision to delay rail electrification to the city was felt by the Rail Minister as John and other local MPs voiced their "outrage" at being left behind.


Enough of doubt and division on leaving the EU. Let’s work together and get it done well.

In an article for Conservative Home, John discusses the weary old sameness to the Brexit debate at the moment. John calls for those encouraging this feeling to put an end to it and, instead, use the extra energy to work on fundamental issues for the UK's future.


Ministers confirm big step towards John's up-not-out suggestions...

Ministers have announced that strict limits on the height of houses could be axed under the biggest overhaul of Britain's planning laws for more than 70 years, matching suggestions John made in his up-not-out campaign.


John Penrose attends NS Black and Minority Ethnic AGM

John Penrose was delighted to attend the North Somerset Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network AGM and present certificates to those who have helped hundreds of people across North Somerset over the past 10 years.


John speaking on BBC Radio Bristol about what next for Weston...

John Penrose, along with others from Weston, are interviewed live from the Knightstone Campus for BBC Radio Bristol! Topics include: What does Weston need next? How does Brexit affect Weston? Does Weston need another Junction? Is self employment viable in Weston? The growing diversity and culture of Weston... and more!


MP secures better health care funding Weston-super-Mare ‘deserves’

North Somerset has been awarded more Government funding for healthcare, which Weston’s MP says will stop the area being ‘overshadowed’ by Bristol...


John To Lead Christmas Walk For Hospital Scanner

John is set to lead a charity fancy dress walk being held in Weston-super-Mare to raise money for a new scanner at the town's hospital.


MP Opens New Animal Discovery Barn With Shaun The Sheep

Last Saturday saw the grand opening of the new Animal Discovery Barn at Puxton Park, with guests John Penrose MP and Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep. The new attraction further boosts Puxton's ability to offer an 'all weather' day out for locals and tourists.


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