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: 22 Feb 2017
I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing this debate about an issue that is tremendously important for his constituency and surrounding constituencies. He mentioned that, unlike larger civic constructs—that is the phrase he used—the bid is being put together by a small, dedicated band of volunteers. I am sure that he has therefore already spoken to Visit Somerset, which used to...
I repeat my thanks, not only to my co-sponsors, the right hon. Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) and the hon. Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Patricia Gibson), but to everybody else who took part in the debate, which has been full of passion and determination. This issue has been around for far too long and, in spite of the best efforts of successive Governments, it has not got...
Further to the intervention of my co-sponsor, the right hon. Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint), the point about prices versus bills is an important one. Does the Minister agree that if prices stay unfairly or unnecessarily high, one of the Government’s other main goals of improving overall productivity across the economy—energy bills are a vital and central part of the cost...
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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 25 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs. See all John Penrose’s speeches
- Has received answers to 6 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 90.79% 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") 286 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 10 Apr 2017.
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK
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)
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: The British Council
Address of donor: Via San Sebastianello 16, 00187 Roma, Italy
Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): hotels, meals and travel with a value of £347
Destination of visit: Siena, Italy
Dates of visit: 15-17 September 2016
Purpose of visit: To attend the Pontignano Conference and share Anglo-Italian
perspectives on current affairs.
(Registered 10 October 2016
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)
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).
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