John Penrose

MP, Weston-Super-Mare

Weston-Super-Mare Conservative

John Penrose’s voting in Parliament

John Penrose is a Conservative MP, and 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 has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums 5 May 2016

    Holding answer received on 04 May 2016 The Government published details of the cost of the production, distribution and publication of its EU Referendum leaflet and associated website on 6th April 2016. The Government continues to take forward its policy on the full range of European business, including the Referendum, as part of the normal work of Departments. Departments will...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: UK Membership of EU: Referendums 5 May 2016

    Holding answer received on 04 May 2016 All costs associated with the planning of referendum public information activity are contained within the costs published on 6th April (2016). Cabinet Office asked independent polling company TNS to carry out a survey in March (2016). This poll found showed that 85% of the public wanted more information on the EU referendum from the...
  • Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration 4 May 2016

    The Government is committed to the reform and modernisation of the public service ombudsman sector. In December 2015 we published our response to the consultation on the recommendations made by Robert Gordon’s report on this matter, and we intend to publish draft legislation to create a new Public Service Ombudsman, which will encompass the existing jurisdictions of the Parliamentary...

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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 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Penrose’s speeches
  • 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 2014, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.54% 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.
  • 156 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Penrose’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 250 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 3 May 2016.

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: British Spanish Tertulias Forum
Address of donor: 48 Desning Hall Cottages, Higham, Suffolk IP28 6PB

Amount of donation or nature and value if kind: hospitality valued at £433.87

Date received: 11-13 September 2015

Date accepted: 11-13 September 2015

Donor status: unincorporated association

(Registered 09 October 2015)
6. Land and property: (i) value over £100,000 (ii) rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Somerset: (i).
Until 29 July 2015, part share of house in France: (i). (Updated 14 January 2016)
8. Miscellaneous
From 14 December 2015, Member of Priory Multi-Academy Trust, Western Super Mare. (Registered 07 January 2016)

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