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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:



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

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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.

 

John talks on Radio about the importance of Registering To Vote

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John spends some time with the hosts of Panjab Radio discussing his role as Minister and how important it is that people register to vote..

 

John answers questions relating to the date of the EU Referendum

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As Minister of the Constitution, John fields questions from Members of Parliament relating to the date of the EU Referendum and listens to opinions on which dates should be avoided.

 

John Answers Questions About Young Voter Registration In Parliament

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John Penrose answers questions in Parliament that relate to means of encouraging young people to vote.

 

John speaks in debate on reform of the House of Lords

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John Penrose speaks in Parliament and concludes that the challenge of reform is not to agree that change is needed but to reach a "large consensus" about what that change should be. He says that when consensus does not exist "the forces of inertia have a tendency to win".

 

The Telegraph: My mission to get Britons abroad registered to vote

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John Penrose, Minister For The Constitution, has urged expats to play their part in the democratic process at home...

 

Weston Mercury Article: What we want for 2016 in Weston

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In his regular article for The Weston Mercury, John says that with the festive season behind us it’s time to ask what we want for Weston in 2016...

 

John addresses concerns about postal voting fraud

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John has answered questions about electoral integrity and absent votes at a debate in Westminster House. John was able to give his thoughts on the prevalence of fraudulent votes and the measures (new and old) that the Government have to stop honest votes potentially being invalidated by fraudulent ones...

 

Weston Mercury Article: Breaking the rules of the Chamber

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In this week's article for The Weston Mercury, John talks about the ‘no clapping’ rule in Parliament and how the hair-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck speech by Hilary Benn resulted in him breaking it...

 

John answers questions in Parliament on Voter Registration

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John Penrose fields questions on how to get more people to register to vote, including a particularly hostile one from Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson MP

 


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