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.
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John Penrose has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.
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Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Expenses data for MPs is available from 2004 onwards
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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 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 93.68% 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.
- 155 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: 16 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
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 Â£100,000 (ii) rental income of over Â£10,000 a year
House in Somerset: (i).
From 14 December 2015
, Member of Priory Multi-Academy Trust, Western Super Mare. (Registered 07 January 2016)
View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register
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