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Articles

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:



Mercury Article: The shocking events at Worle School

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Locals have all been shocked by what has happened at Worle school. In his article for the Weston Mercury, John talks about how the school will be set back on track...

 

Is British Democracy Bonkers?

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In this article for the Bristol Evening Post, John talks about a funny old thing... the British Constitution!

 

What to do about the nationwide shortage of curry chefs?

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In his most recent article for the Weston Mercury, John discusses the potential shortage of restaurant chefs - a topic that you may have seen discussed on both the local and national news this week...

 

Don't let Weston and the villages be forgotten...

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Are you bored with the EU referendum yet? We're sure you are, but worry not! John has a potential distraction for you...

 

Taking devolution a step too far...?

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John asks if proposals for handing powers back to local Councils around Bristol may be a step too far for the usually positive application of devolution. Many will remember the times of Avon, when Weston and the villages were starved of cash, overshadowed by Bristol which grabbed everything...

 

Article: PM's EU Deal Recognises Our Uniqueness

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The EU deal negotiated by David Cameron is a good deal which recognises Britain's unique circumstances and separates us from the drive towards a superstate.

 

John Penrose answers questions about the Trade Union Bill

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John Penrose is asked by the Scottish National Party whether the Trade Union Bill applies in Scotland as well as the rest of the UK.

 

Bristol Evening Post: Make your voice heard...

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In this article for the Bristol Evening Post, John Penrose talks about the coming months that will feature a number of important political votes and makes a gentle plea the, whichever side you support, you cast your vote and make your voice heard.

 

Video: John Penrose responds to Christopher Chope MP's Overseas Voting Bill

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John Penrose gives his thoughts on Christopher Chope MP's Overseas Voting Bill that would abolish the ’15-year-rule’ and could allow expats and soldiers overseas to vote via the Internet.

 

John Penrose answers futher 'Urgent Questions' on the Short Money & Policy Development Grant

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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.

 


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