John Penrose

MP, Weston-Super-Mare

Weston-Super-Mare Conservative

A selection of John Penrose's votes

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  • Voted very strongly for reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted very strongly for greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted strongly for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Details
  • Voted moderately for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Details
  • Voted very strongly against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Details
  • Voted very strongly for university tuition fees Details

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John Penrose never rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register: Young People 29 Jun 2015

    The statutory programme of study for citizenship includes how citizens can actively participate in the UK’s system of government and took effect in September 2014. The Cabinet Office has, in partnership with youth organisations, developed learning resources, including Rock Enrol! which are available to download for free and can be used in schools to encourage young people to participate...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Electoral Register 29 Jun 2015

    Over 14 million has been invested over the last two financial years to support the cost of activities aimed at increasing the levels of voter registration, including in the run up to the General Election. The Electoral Commission (EC) published on 18 June an analysis of the electoral registers used for the elections on 7 May. It showed that the numbers of entries on these registers had...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Heraldry 25 Jun 2015

    The Minister for the Cabinet Office has received no such representations. This issue concerns the Lord Lyon King of Arms in his judicial capacity and is therefore a devolved matter.

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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

  • 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 5 debates in the last year — 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 100.00% 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") 181 times in debates — average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: pass & hospitality at Aintree Racecourse on 5 April 2014, at a value of £580
Date of receipt of donation: 12 March 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 17 March 2014
Donor status: company, registration RC000287
(Registered 26 June 2014 together with hospitality received on 5 June 2014)
Name of donor: The Jockey Club
Address of donor: 75 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LS
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: dinner on 5 June 2014, at a value of £155
Date of receipt of donation: 22 May 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 29 May 2014
Donor status: company, registration RC000287
(Registered 26 June 2014 together with hospitality received on 5 April 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 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
(Registered 18 December 2014 together with invitation received on 23 September 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
(Registered 18 December 2014 together with invitation received on 30 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
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 6 November 2014)
8. Land and Property
House in Somerset.
Part share of house in France.

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