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John writes a fortnightly column for The Weston & Somerset Mercury as Weston-Super-Mare's MP, provides articles for numerous local and national publications, and is regularly interviewed by these avenues too. Copies of these articles and interviews are below:

The Guardian Article: Electoral registration changes will make voting fairer and reduce the risk of fraud

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In an article for The Guardian, John explains why it is 'absolutely untrue' that anyone will accidentally find themselves unable to vote because of the change to individual electoral registration.


Mercury Article: A ray of hope for Birnbeck Pier?

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In this week's article for the Weston Mercury, John discusses that despite the best efforts of almost everyone involved, from the council to the Friends of the Old Pier and the ‘Save Birnbeck Pier’ group, with every passing day, the Old Pier gets a little bit weaker and more at risk from the elements...


Western Daily Press: Why the SNP want us to dislike them...

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In an article for the Western Daily Press John talks about why the SNP have decided they are quite happy to come across as unprincipled and spiteful and why it certainly isn't stupid that they've chosen to do so... but, we need to be clever and not rise to their bait. Done correctly English Votes for English Laws will get through and cement the UK more firmly together as a result.


Weston Mercury: MP approves of plans to add life & social-feel to town centre

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The Weston Mercury report that street art, pedestrianisation and more outdoor events around Weston High Street are priorities moving forward with the town centre's regeneration. John, who has previously discussed his ideas of adding life to the town and encouraging building up-not-out' gives his thoughts...


Mercury Article: Fairness and the importance of 'English Votes for English Laws'

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In this week's column for the Weston Mercury, John talks about fairness and the importance of the newly introduced 'English Votes for English Laws' that was one of John's election pledges to Westonians prior to May's election.


Weston Mercury: Delivering the 'In or Out' referendum

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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.


Mercury Article: A Busy Few Weeks!

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As you can imagine, it has been quite a busy few weeks for MPs up and down the country and John is no exception! In his first article for the Mercury since being re-elected, John thanks everybody for their support locally, talks about the surprise result nationally, and explains how his new job following the Government Reshuffle will help him to deliver on his election pledges.


Weston Mercury: 24 hours to go. What are your key pledges?

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With just 24 hours until Weston goes to the polls to elect the MP it wants to represent them for the next five years, the Weston Mercury has asked John to outline his six key pledges.


Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "What makes you happy? What is your pet peeve? Tell us something unusual about yourself”

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In the latest issue of The Cheddar Valley Gazette, John is asked: "What makes you happy? What is your pet peeve? And can you tell us something unusual about yourself?"


NSBL: Profile and Interview with Weston & Villages Candidate John Penrose

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North Somerset Business Leader Magazine have run a feature on local candidate and former businessman, John Penrose in their latest issue. In this piece John talks about how important it is that politics make life easier for businesses and how he and the Conservatives hope to continue helping businesses prosper.

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