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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 generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords; comparable Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
7 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016. Conservative, 9 votes, between 2007–2016
John Penrose generally voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords; comparable Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
2 votes for, 1 vote against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016. Conservative, 6 votes, between 2007–2016
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If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Is my right hon. Friend aware of the Whitetail project in Teesside, where an Allam cycle electricity generating plant will burn either gas or coal in pure oxygen, with zero carbon emissions? Does he agree that projects such as this ought to be fully compatible with not only our net zero commitments, but improved energy security, and that they could therefore form a long-term and permanent...
To ask the President of COP26, whether he has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect on domestic manufacturing of including carbon that is embedded in imports in calculations of the UK's carbon footprint.
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Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
Topics of interest
John Penrose campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Innovation and Skills
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Home Department
- Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
- Members: Correspondence
- Finance: Education
- Nigeria: Christianity
- Speed Cameras
- National Employer Training Programme
Other offices held in the past
- The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (16 Nov 2018 to 26 Jul 2019)
- The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
- Member, Committee of Selection (17 Jul 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
- Government Whip (8 Feb 2014 to 17 Jul 2016)
- 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)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 11 Jul 2022.
1. Employment and earnings
18 January 2022, received £200 from the Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0DT, for an article published on 24 December 2021. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 31 January 2022)
From 14 December 2015, Member of Priory Multi-Academy Trust, Western Super Mare. (Registered 07 January 2016)
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