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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

Penrose welcomes ‘Build Up Not Out’ planning changes

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed further reforms of the planning system announced in the Productivity Plan which followed last week’s budget.


Weston Gender Pay Gap one of lowest in the UK

John Penrose has welcomed the news that the gender pay gap in Weston is one of the lowest in country at just 6.7%.


Almost 1,000 Westonians to pay no tax by 2016

Weston’s MP, John Penrose, is delighted by news that this week’s budget means 988 of his constituents will stop having to pay income tax by April next year and over 50,000 will have their tax bills cut too.


John Penrose to give evidence to Constitution Committee today

Today, Wednesday 8th July, the House of Lords Constitution Committee will hold one-off evidence sessions with Cabinet Office Ministers Oliver Letwin MP and John Penrose MP as well as Lord Neuberger and Baroness Hale, President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court.


Making Parliament Fairer & Cheaper for British People

A short segment from BBC's Sunday Politics where John Penrose, Minister for the Constitution, comments on making Parliament fairer and cheaper for British people by reducing the number of constituency seats (and, therefore, MP's).


Weston Mercury: Delivering the 'In or Out' referendum

In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John talks about his two days in the Commons as one of the two Ministers in Charge of the Bill that will give the UK that 'In or Out' referendum.


Minister Shares Ideas With Organisations Inspiring People To Vote

An important part of John's new role as Minister of the Constitution is to raise awareness of the importance and simplicity of voting in important national issues, such as elections and referendums. John has met with a number of organisations that are working to inspire people of all communities and backgrounds to register to vote and thanked them for their hard, ongoing and important work.


Weston Mercury: MP writes to Government in support of Weston's £1m Train Station Renovation Bid

The Weston Mercury Reports on the letter John Penrose has written to the Department for Transport in support of Weston Railway Station's bid to for what Weston's MP considers a ‘crucial’ £1million pot to fund much-needed improvements.


Recap of John's contributions to last week's Constitutional Debates

The BBC have been following John's contributions to debates in the House of Commons through their 'Today in Westminster' feature. Within you will find a summary of the John's input to last week's debates on the Scotland Bill and EU Referendum.


European Union Bill Committee Debate Video: Entitlement to Vote

Following on from July 16th's Debate on the European Referendum, John adds his thoughts to the matter of entitlement to vote. Specifically the debate centres on age and geographical location at the time of the EU referendum.


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