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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Last updated: 16 Jan 2018
I seek a little further reassurance from my right hon. Friend. He seems to be coming up with an elegant mechanism for redefining an absolute cap to encompass relative caps, but just relative to the wholesale market rather than relative to other tariffs. If so, that would be incredibly elegant. Does he believe that that would allow repricing within the six-month period before the Ofgem...
I thank the hon. Lady for giving way; I will try to keep this brief. Does she accept that that criticism about a potential rise in competitive switching deal prices is being levelled by others at the absolute cap? When such a course as she described was experimented with last summer by Centrica, it lost market share hand over fist and was really hurt commercially, so it is unlikely to try...
Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker; I will try to edit as I go. Today is a great day. To those who say that politicians never deliver on their election promises, we can collectively send a blaring foghorn reply of “You’re wrong.” Today’s energy price cap Bill is an incredibly rare political unicorn: a pledge that not only has cross-party support, but is being fulfilled....
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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
- Home Department
- 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)
Previous MPs in this constituency
Public bill committees (Sittings attended)
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- Has spoken in 21 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 WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 92.70% 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 303 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 16 Apr 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
Donor status: individual
(Registered 27 June 2017
Name of donor: Falcon and Associates FZ
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
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