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All Press Enquiries should be directed to John's Press Manager, Roger Williams, on 01934 613841 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Penrose Lobbies Ministers On Weston Rail Services

E-mail Print process to decide the new Great Western Rail Franchise has begun, so Weston's MP John Penrose has written personally to Cabinet Minister, Patrick Mcloughlin, to make sure local passengers’ needs are properly understood and reflected in the decision. 


Crossroads Care North Somerset celebrated 25 years with guests, including MP

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Crossroads Care North Somerset celebrated 25 years of supporting carers by inviting the local Mayor and Member of Parliament to cut a special birthday cake at their Carers Information and Fun Day on Saturday 7th June.


MP John Penrose welcomes faster energy account switching announcement

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Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose praised Ofgem’s decision this week to force energy firms to introduce one-day switching.


MP John Penrose welcomes improved performance by local ambulance service

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New figures from Weston’s local Ambulance Service show that three-quarters of Weston’s most serious ‘Red Calls’ are answered within about 6 minutes, a significant improvement on last year and easily beating the 8-minute official target too...


GWAAC Goes To Parliament To Meet Their MP

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Great Western Air Ambulance Charity attended a reception at Parliament to meet with their local MP and raise awareness of the work they do.


Penrose welcomes increase in front line police

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Weston's MP John Penrose has hailed figures released today showing a substantial planned increase in the number of Police Officers and Support Officers on Weston's streets....


NHS only Merger Partners selected for Weston Hospital

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In a move which will secure Weston Hospital’s long term future local health chiefs will today announce an NHS only shortlist of potential merger partners which will contain the names of nearby NHS Hospitals such as Taunton, Yeovil, or Bath. Weston's MP responds...


John Penrose meets local campaigners in Parliament to discuss cancer strategy

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Weston MP, John Penrose, met with Simon and Gail Nancholas in Parliament last week at an event organised by Macmillan, the cancer charity, to talk about their experience and discuss their concerns around cancer care.


Penrose welcomes drop in local crime figures

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Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed new figures showing that crime in North Somerset has fallen by more than a quarter (26%) since 2010, from 13,032 in 2010 to 9,679 in 2013.


Weston Mercury: Trop team deliver thanks to Eric Pickles

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The Weston Mercury reports on the news that Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, has received more personal thank yous from those who fought a successful campaign to save the Tropicana and a special one is added from John too!

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