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Hello and welcome to my website! I’m John Penrose, your local Member of Parliament for Weston-super-Mare. Please use this site to find out more about the work I’m doing for Weston, Worle and the villages and how to contact me should you need my help.


Latest News

Weston Mercury: MP Responds to Crime Statistics

MP, John Penrose responds to the news that almost two-thirds of crimes committed in North Somerset remain unsolved.


Penrose Praises "Outstanding" College

The Town's MP has praised Weston College for having made it into the top five highest achieving colleges in the UK after being judged as "outstanding" by Ofsted inspectors.


Weston Mercury Article: Prime Minister’s Questions is Political Marmite...

Prime Minister’s Questions is political Marmite. For some people it’s a no-holds-barred exercise in holding the Government to account; putting a metaphorical gun to the PM’s head; democracy at its best. But others think it’s a rather silly and childish affair; a Punch and Judy show that’s comical at best and shameful at worst...


Former Tourism Minister, John Penrose: “Can You Rival London?”

In recent years, London has established itself as a finely tuned marketing machine – but with many local hoteliers forced to compete with the capital, has “Brand London” become too efficient? John Penrose shares his thoughts in The Hotel Industry Magazine...


Penrose launches new Jobs Club

Weston's MP, John Penrose, is setting up a new, free Jobs Club. More information on the club, including details on how to join can be found by clicking on 'read more'...


MP Visits Local Business, Rowan Dartinton

John Penrose MP recently visited Rowan Dartington’s office in Weston High Street to see what the long-established company is doing for local people and congratulate one of their employees, John Scott, on his 30 year's of service.


MP To Open 'Business & Youth Showcase'

John Penrose MP is to launch Rotary International's Business and Youth Showcase event that looks to highlight the many successful businesses and youth organisations within the region.


Weston Mercury Article: ‘how many people work in Parliament?’

In this week's article, John answers the question: ‘how many people work in Parliament?’, where the answer is ‘about half’ (boom boom). But, every so often, the MPs and Lords have to work up an honest-to-goodness sweat by doing a bit of (gasp) hard work.


Penrose celebrates Olympics tourism legacy

Former Tourism Minister John Penrose says the latest inbound visitor figures are further proof of the positive economic effect of the 2012 Olympic Games.


Weston Mercury Article: 2013 and the year ahead

In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John talks about 2013 and looks towards the challenges we face over the course of the year ahead.


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