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The option of online voting was removed, and a number of MPs may have been unable to vote because they were not physically able to attend.
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We will update this information if the situation changes. See more detail on votes during the COVID-19 period here.
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:
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.
Planning (Street Plans) Bill: Second Reading – John Penrose.
The Secretary of State is absolutely right to focus on consumers and not to bail out energy firms that got things wrong or are too fragile. However, will he explain how he is dealing with customers currently on capped tariffs with suppliers that have gone bust? Is he encountering any resistance from the firms being asked to take on those customers, who may be arriving as a loss to the...
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the quantitative calculations and evidence supporting the statement in the Subsidy Control Bill's Impact Assessment, section 290, that lowering transparency thresholds for publication from £500,000 to either £175,000 or £0 would have a net additional benefit of 0.00001 per cent a year.
Conservative MP for Weston-Super-Mare
Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election
John Penrose campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 4 Oct 2021.