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:

  • 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

We have lots more plain English analysis of John Penrose’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit John Penrose’s full vote analysis page for more.

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

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Northern Ireland Office: Investment and Tourism: Northern Ireland 25 Jul 2019

    The recent Open Championship was a huge success, showcasing the very best of Northern Ireland and demonstrating that the region is more than up to the challenge of hosting such significant global events. While tourism and investment remain largely devolved matters under the remit of Invest NI, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, alongside other UK Government Ministers share the...
  • Draft Historical Abuse Bill (Northern Ireland) 24 Jul 2019

    The historical institutional abuse inquiry looked into the abuse of children under 18 who lived in institutions in Northern Ireland between 1922 and 1995. The Hart report was published in January 2017 and recommended a commissioner for victims of abuse and a redress scheme for victims. This is a devolved matter in Northern Ireland and, as such, is the responsibility of the Northern Ireland...
  • Draft Historical Abuse Bill (Northern Ireland) 24 Jul 2019

    I join the hon. Gentleman in his tribute to Sir Anthony Hart. In the past couple of weeks, during the passage of the Bill that he mentioned, tributes were paid to Sir Anthony for his contribution. Sadly he is no longer with us, but I hope he will be looking down and cheering on the progress of the legislation we are talking about today. The hon. Gentleman is also right to say that the issue...

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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
  • Business
  • Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Health
  • Education and Skills
  • Members: Correspondence
  • Speed Cameras
  • National Employer Training Programme
  • Franchising
  • Consumer Credit: Licensing

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

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Sep 2019.

8. Miscellaneous
From 14 December 2015, Member of Priory Multi-Academy Trust, Western Super Mare. (Registered 07 January 2016)

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