John Penrose was re-elected MP for Weston-Super-Mare on May 7th 2015 with 25203 votes, taking 48.0% of the vote.
Before being elected to Parliament, John was a publisher and Chairman of Logotron Ltd, a small independent company creating educational software for schools, and used to be Managing Director of Longman, publishing school textbooks for the UK and parts of Africa. Earlier in his career, John worked in publishing for Thomson, in management consulting for McKinsey, and in banking for JPMorgan.
John was selected as candidate for Weston-super-Mare in November 2000 and campaigned strongly for solutions to Weston's drug and crime problems, saving the constituency's greenfields, improving roads and rail links to Bristol, better pensions for Weston's elderly, and a fairer funding deal for Weston's local hospital and schools. Local people supported these initiatives in the General Election 18 months later, cutting the majority of Weston's sitting Lib-Dem MP to just 338 votes.
He was first elected as Member of Parliament in May 2005. Between 2005 and 2015 he has been Minister for Tourism and Heritage, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury and Minister for Constitutional Reform.
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