John Penrose

MP, Weston-Super-Mare

Weston-Super-Mare Conservative

John Penrose’s voting in Parliament

John Penrose is a Conservative MP, and so on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, John Penrose sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Penrose consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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John Penrose never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: House of Lords: Reform 22 Jul 2015

    The Government will continue to ensure that the House of Lords functions effectively, and will consider how to address issues such as the number of peers in the House.
  • Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee 21 Jul 2015

    Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs: EU Referendum Bill: PART ONE: Purdah and Impartiality. 9:30 am; The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
    Witnesses: Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Minister for Europe, Foreign and Commonwealth Office John Penrose MP, Minister for Constitutional Reform, Cabinet Office
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: House of Lords: Reform 21 Jul 2015

    The Government believes that there is still a strong case for introducing an elected element into the House of Lords, but this is not a priority at present given the other significant constitutional reforms we have promised.

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Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Expenses

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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

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (since 8 May 2015)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (since 8 Feb 2014)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Committee of Selection (17 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • 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 (29 Jun 2009 to 6 May 2010)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (19 Jan 2009 to 27 Jul 2009)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (12 Jul 2005 to 29 Jun 2009)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 96.23% 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.
  • 151 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Penrose’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 183 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2015.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Anna Jill Lawrie
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 June 2015)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
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: 2 tickets for a Six Nations rugby game in March 2014, preceded by reception and lunch; total value £600

Date of receipt of donation: 30 January 2014

Date of acceptance of donation: 2 February 2014

Donor status: company, registration 03663168

(together with invitation received on 23 September 2014)

(Registered 18 December 2014)
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: 2 tickets for a Six Nations rugby game in November 2014, preceded by reception and lunch; total value £600

Date of receipt of donation: 23 September 2014

Date of acceptance of donation: 28 September 2014

Donor status: company, registration 03663168

(together with invitation received on 30 January 2014)

(Registered 18 December 2014)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: British Spanish Tertulias Forum
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB

Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, dinners, accommodation and ground transport; total value £1,040

Destination of visit: Bilbao, Spain

Date of visit: 17-19 October 2014

Purpose of visit: to attend the British-Spanish Tertulias Forum, an annual weekend bringing MPs, business people, academics and artists together to discuss topical issues.

(Registered 06 November 2014)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Somerset: (i)
Part share of house in France: (i)

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