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.
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:
In The Cheddar Valley Gazette's latest election question they ask John the question that has dominated news programmes in recent years: "Who caused the recession and how do we fix it?" John discusses the fact that the economy is already improving (following some belt tightening to fix Labour's mess!) and some recent Conservative reforms that will play an important part in ensuring it continues...
The Cheddar Valley Gazette asks how John would look to support businesses and people looking for work in the local area. John talks about the importance of continuing the work to make Weston more attractive to investors, cutting pesky red tape that will in turn create well-paying jobs.
The Cheddar Valley Gazette asks how John would look to support older people in our community. John speaks about how important it is to ensure our elderly are financially secure - through fair pensions and saving schemes. In addition, John reminds us how important it is to look after the more vulnerable with benefits such as the Winter Fuel Payments, free tests, free travel and TV licenses.
The Weston Mercury has run a profile piece on John who became Weston-super-Mare MP in 2005. It includes a bit of background, his achievements in Parliament and a video addressing local people.
Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "How do you think your party meets the needs and challenges of today’s young people?"
The Cheddar Valley Gazette has been in touch once again, this time to ask John's views on education and the challenges of young people. John speaks about how important it is to ensure we get education right so that young people growing up can make the best choices and grasp the best prospects throughout their lives.
Finally! Parliament has finished all those last-minute chores, tidying up the remaining loose ends and dangly bits of legislation that have to be sorted out before the doors are shut during the election campaign itself. Let the pre-vote festivities begin, right?
The Cheddar Valley Gazette has been in touch to ask John's views on energy policies going in to the next election. John speaks about how important it is to ensure consumers are getting a fair deal and become less dependant on other countries for our energy supplies.
Cheddar Valley Gazette to John: "What single thing would most improve people’s lives over the next five years?"
The Cheddar Valley Gazette have been running a regular feature where they ask local Parliamentary Candidates questions that are important to voters. In his answer to the question in the title, Jon talks about the importance of protecting local infrastructure and our beautiful views.
‘MPs Snooze Through Debates In Zombie Parliament!’ screamed a recent headline! But is that really the case? Are MPs really sleeping? Do MPs and their assistants really have to dodge the walking dead every time they go into work? In his latest article for The Weston Mercury John explores the truth behind this bit of press mischief...
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