John Penrose

MP, Weston-Super-Mare

Weston-Super-Mare Conservative

John Penrose campaigned to remain in the European Union

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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 consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes

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Recent appearances

  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Electoral Law Reform 7 Sep 2016

    I join in warmly welcoming the Minister to his new position. In the EU referendum The Daily Telegraph’s Charles Moore voted twice, spoiling the ballot paper from his second home, to show how the system could, in theory, be cheated. As the Minister considers proposals to strengthen electoral law against voter fraud, would he therefore also consider a new legal requirement for people with...
  • EU Referendum Rules — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] 5 Sep 2016

    As Constitutional Reform Minister at the time, I had responsibility for the detailed election rules set out in the European Union Referendum Act 2015. Since those rules would have included any provision for a super-majority of the kind that is suggested in the petition, it might help if I explain why we did not include such a super-majority in that Act, which was passed by Parliament last...
  • EU Referendum Rules — [Mr James Gray in the Chair] 5 Sep 2016

    My point was that had we set up a super-majority as the petition suggests, we would have tilted the rules unfairly in favour of the remain campaign. With a fair and level playing field, both sides are free to make their cases as strongly as they can and to rebut the other side’s case if they feel that it is wrong. The hon. Gentleman clearly feels that some of the points that were made...

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Profile

Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Expenses

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

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)
  • The Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury (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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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 medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 93.75% 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.
  • 151 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on John Penrose’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 271 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Sep 2016.

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)
Name of donor: Ascot Racecourse Ltd
Address of donor: Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: lunch and Royal Enclosure badges for myself and my wife, value £415

Date received: 14 June 2016

Date accepted: 14 June 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04320977

(Registered 28 June 2016)
6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
House in Somerset: (i).
8. Miscellaneous
From 14 December 2015, Member of Priory Multi-Academy Trust, Western Super Mare. (Registered 07 January 2016)

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