As Minister for Constitutional Reform, John has responded to the news that England will see the number of MPs in England reduced further than previously expected when the electoral map is redrawn for the 2020 general election.
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John answers further questions about why the Government feels it necessary to reduce taxpayer funding of political parties. He says that should the cost of politics not be reduced, the public will rightly ask why politicians can’t deliver reasonable savings and do their bit like everyone else.
Weston's MP John Penrose had opportunity to meet some of the stars within his constituency's commercial community at the second annual Weston Business Awards...
John Penrose has met Damon Gallivant, a Recruitment and Sales Apprentice at Weston College, and presented him with the award for New Employee of the Year at the Weston Chamber Business Awards.
The New EU Settlement document containing details about the European deal David Cameron has managed to arrange in Brussels and works as a useful guide to what the Prime Minister’s EU Referendum deal contains, whichever side of the debate you’re on...
John has welcomed news that a section of Weston-super-Mare could soon be turned into a ‘pocket park’ after being awarded Government funding.
John Penrose, Minister for Constitutional Reform, has written to Gloria De Piero MP, Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration, to address her concerns about students voter registration rates. John points out that all under-represented groups should be targeted by registration drives.
John says that everyone will want to consider ideas to make roads safer, whether it is for drink driving or speeding.
The Herald reports that John has reiterated in Parliament that no date has been chosen for the referendum - with MPs needing to vote on this matter. He also confirmed that a six-week buffer with May 5th elections is assured.
John responds to an Urgent Question asked by Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Bryant, on the cuts to taxpayer funding of political parties ('Short Money' and 'Policy Development Grant') to match reductions in all other areas of Government spending.
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