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 collegues, such as:
John Penrose consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against.
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John Penrose never rebelled against their party in this parliament
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.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs: EU Referendum Bill: PART ONE: Purdah and Impartiality.
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
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
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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
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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 183 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
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