John Penrose

MP, Weston-Super-Mare

Weston-Super-Mare Conservative

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How John Penrose voted
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  • Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails

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John Penrose hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Home Department
  • Health
  • Business
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Education and Skills
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Speed Cameras
  • National Employer Training Programme
  • Consumer Credit: Licensing
  • Departmental Finance

Other offices held in the past

  • Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (7 Oct 2013 to 8 Feb 2014)
  • Member, Administration Committee (3 Dec 2012 to 28 Oct 2013)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (17 May 2010 to 6 Sep 2012)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (10 Aug 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Business (27 Jul 2009 to 11 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister, Business (27 Jul 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (4 Jun 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (19 Jan 2009 to 4 Jun 2009)
  • Shadow Minister, Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (19 Jan 2009 to 19 Jan 2009)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 10 Aug 2009)

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  • Has spoken in 2 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 83.07% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 22 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 166 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 2 Jun 2014.

8. Land and Property
House in Somerset.
Part share of house in France.

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