John Penrose

MP, Weston-Super-Mare

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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 generally voted for a wholly elected House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • John Penrose generally 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.

Last updated: 18 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • NHS Winter Crisis: Rail Franchising 10 Jan 2018

    The hon. Gentleman decries the lack of competition from direct awards, so have he and his party considered the report of 18 months ago from the Competition and Markets Authority calling for more on-track competition within franchises as an alternative to the increasing allocation of monopolies through franchising?
  • Pension Equality for Women 14 Dec 2017

    The hon. Gentleman is setting out his case beautifully and I congratulate him on securing this debate. As someone who represents a retirement town, many local constituents have raised this issue with me. Most of them have a slightly different point of view and do not object to the principle of the equalisation of pension age at all—indeed, they think it is just and right. They are upset...
  • European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Regulations to deal with deficiencies arising from withdrawal - Independent Report 12 Dec 2017

    I absolutely accept that. Another important thing about the sifting committee will be that many of the other bits of Brexit-related legislation that are starting their journey through this House may contain large numbers of statutory instruments—potentially primary legislation-amending statutory instruments. What we agree for this particular Bill may well be an important template for...

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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

John Penrose campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

Other offices held in the past

  • 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)

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Penrose’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 94.44% 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.
  • 136 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Penrose’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 295 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Jan 2018.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Jill Lawrie
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £8,000 towards my general election fighting fund

Donor status: individual

(Registered 27 June 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Merlin Entertainments plc
Address of donor: 3 Market Close, Poole BH15 1NQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: hospitality and rugby pass for England v Scotland at Twickenham (Calcutta Cup), value £828

Date received: 11 March 2017

Date accepted: 11 March 2017

Donor status: company, registration 03663168

(Registered 28 March 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Falcon and Associates FZ-LLC
Address of donor: PO Box 214432, Dubai, UAE

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £5,190.14

Destination of visit: Dubai

Dates of visit: 24-26 March 2017

Purpose of visit: Attended the Racing World Cup as a former Racing Minister (Department for Culture, Media & Sport).

(Registered 05 April 2017)
Name of donor: The British Council
Address of donor: Via San Sebastianello 16, 00187 Roma, Italy

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel, meals and travel with a value of £373

Destination of visit: Siena, Italy

Dates of visit: 14-16 September 2017

Purpose of visit: To attend the Pontignano Conference and share Anglo-Italian perspectives on current affairs.

(Registered 05 October 2017)
Name of donor: Club of Three
Address of donor: PO Box 7814, London W1C 1YZ

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotel, flights, and catering with a value of £546.74

Destination of visit: Berlin, Germany

Dates of visit: 24-25 November 2017

Purpose of visit: Trilateral discussion of impact of digitalisation.

(Registered 07 December 2017)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Until January 2017, house in Somerset: (i). (Updated 10 October 2017)
8. Miscellaneous
From 14 December 2015, Member of Priory Multi-Academy Trust, Western Super Mare. (Registered 07 January 2016)

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