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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 suggests Birnbeck owner steps aside

The Weston Mercury has reported on John Penrose MP explaining that he has spoken to the RNLI to let them know that the entire town is behind it and that if Birnbeck’s owner cannot find a solution to restore it he should step aside.


John Penrose comments on the handing over of Heritage sites to a charitable trust

South West Business have featured an article with quotes from John Penrose MP on the the Government's proposals to hand over the management of West Country heritage icons to an independent charitable trust. Plans suggest that this will allow it more freedom to raise and invest capital and attract other funding, while benefiting from the tax breaks the status brings.


Penrose welcomes new Start-Up Loan figures for the South West

Weston’s MP, John Penrose has welcomed new figures that show the Government’s new Start-Up Loans scheme has helped nearly 400 entrepreneurs in the South West to set up their own businesses.


Weston’s MP Publishes Energy Guide To Help Local People Save Money On Their Bills

Following the news that energy prices are set to rise again this winter, John Penrose MP for Weston-super-Mare has produced a guide called How To Save Money On Your Bills.


Weston Mercury Article: Eric Pickles as a Greek God?

In this week's article for The Weston Mercury John talks about why we've been seeing Eric Pickles as a Greek God around Weston over the past few weeks....


New look village Post Office opened by John Penrose MP

THE Post Office in Winscombe has reopened after a refurbishment, boasting a new open-plan and modern interior.


Heavy Voting To Support Favourite Candidates in MP'S Christmas Card Competition.

Over 500 people have voted in John Penrose's Christmas Card Competition across each of the three age-group categories containing the shortlist that he and his office staff had come up with... and the numbers keep on climbing!


BBC Foreign Correspondents visit Winscombe & meets with John Penrose MP

Local boy, Richard Lister and his wife Philippa, both senior BBC foreign correspondents came to Winscombe to tell local residents entertaining tales of their extensive travels in aid of The Friends of St James Church. John Penrose MP chaired the event, which raised funds for projects that will improve Winscombe and that was hailed a great success by those who attended.


Penrose welcomes improvement in Weston's bathing water

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed the sharply-improved quality of bathing water on Weston Beach which was announced by DEFRA at the Cleaner Seas Forum.


Weston’s MP needs YOUR help to pick David Cameron’s Christmas Card

Every year, Weston's MP offers local schoolchildren the chance to showcase their artistic talents by creating a festive card for him to send to his Parliamentary contacts - including the Prime Minister, David Cameron. This year, John's asking for help choosing the winner!


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