John Penrose

Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare


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:

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John Penrose has hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • New Housing Supply 5 Jun 2023

    My right hon. Friend is making a powerful case and is absolutely right in the way he is laying out the problem and how people see it. Is he aware not just of nimbyism but of yimbyism—the “yes, in my backyard” movement? It says that many people are willing to accept densification, particularly in British towns, to see more investment in town centres and to breathe life back into those...
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: House Building: Densification of Urban Areas 5 Jun 2023

    If he will take steps to increase house building through densification of urban areas through the use of local authority-approved building codes that pre-approve buildings.
  • Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: House Building: Densification of Urban Areas 5 Jun 2023

    I am delighted that street votes, which I and others have campaigned for for many years, is in the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill. However, we need even stronger measures to stimulate housebuilding now that housing targets are rightly going to be much weaker. Will my hon. Friend consider building up, not out, which is street votes on steroids and is supported by many in the construction...

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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
  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Home Department
  • Home Office
  • Health
  • 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)
  • The Lord Commissioner of HM 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)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 May 2023.

1. Employment and earnings
6 December 2022, received £250 from the Daily Telegraph, 111 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0DT, for an article published on 20 November 2022. Hours: 2 hrs. (Registered 03 January 2023)
8. Miscellaneous
From 14 December 2015, Member of Priory Multi-Academy Trust, Western Super Mare. (Registered 07 January 2016)

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