Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament
How John Penrose voted on key issues
- Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EUDetails
- Voted strongly for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
- Voted very strongly against raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
- Has never voted on a stricter asylum systemDetails
- Voted very strongly against introducing ID cardsDetails
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq warDetails
- Voted strongly for equal gay rightsDetails
- Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of LordsDetails
- Voted very strongly for replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
- Has never voted on a transparent ParliamentDetails
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
- Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local governmentDetails
- Voted strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPsDetails
- Voted moderately against more EU integrationDetails
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquestsDetails
- Voted a mixture of for and against a smoking banDetails
- Voted very strongly for fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
- Voted moderately for encouraging occupational pensionsDetails
- Voted moderately for laws to stop climate changeDetails
- Voted very strongly for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
- Voted moderately for greater autonomy for schoolsDetails
- Voted strongly for reforming the NHS so GPs buy services on behalf of their patientsDetails
- Voted moderately against Labour's anti-terrorism lawsDetails
- Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
- Voted strongly against restricting the provision of services to private patients by the NHSDetails
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VATDetails
More on well-known issues (from the Guardian) & their full record
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I have a supplementary on that point. You said that you can effectively subcontract to someone else to organise your retail customers for you rather than exiting. Does that mean that you could subcontract to another water company? If I am Thames, can I subcontract to Scottish Water? Is that what you mean?
Effectively, you could have quite a lot of consolidation through subcontracting without exit?
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Topics of interest
- Innovation and Skills
- Home Department
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
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- Has spoken in 5 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 82.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
- 157 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Penrose’s activity
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 166 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 24 Feb 2014.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK
Name of donor: Merlin Entertainments Ltd
Address of donor : 3 Market Close, Poole, BH15 1NQ
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ticket for Six Nation rugby game preceded by reception and lunch; value £689
Date of receipt of donation: 20 January 2013
Date of acceptance of donation: 23 February 2013
Donor status: company, registration B159309
(Registered 11 March 2013)
8. Land and Property
House in Somerset.
Part share of house in France.
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