December’s Newsletter from Weston’s MP

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Dear David ,

Weston has a huge stake in who becomes Avon & Somerset’s Police Crime Commissioner; the person chosen for the job will set police & crime objectives and decide upon the force area’s budget. Naturally, we locals want to make sure that the person chosen for the job knows about Weston, its issues relating to crime and drugs, and is willing to fight for the resources we need to deal with them. So far I’ve only met the (aptly named) Conservative candidate, Mark Weston (more details about what he’s trying to achieve below) but, whoever we choose, Weston needs someone who understands our town’s ongoing battle with drug addiction, the need to prevent rehabs from turning into crime hotspots, and is willing to fight for the resources we need. The Police Crime Commissioner Elections are on 5th May 2016, so please mark the date in your diary – it matters!

What else? Ambulance response times; voter registration and Remembrance Sunday all feature this month – read on to find out more!

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John Penrose
MP for Weston-super-Mare

This Month’s Most Popular Stories From The Website:
Keeping An Eye On Ambulance Response Times

imageIn this week’s article for The Weston Mercury, John talks about the problems the local Ambulance Service have faced over the past few years, their journey getting back on track and the importance of ensuring that their response times continue to improve…
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John appears on BBC’s Daily Politics to discuss Elector Registration

imageJohn discusses the importance of Individual Elector Registration in tackling fraud and how anybody with a pulse who is legally entitled to vote will have been tracked down, and confirmed on the electoral register by the time the switch over happens…
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PCC Candidate, Mark Weston’s Priorities for Weston

image· Putting the community at the heart of Policing.
· Fighting for Fair Funding.
· Ensuring that Rural Crime receives the attention it deserves.
· Reducing ASB and speeding up the justice process.
· Empowering and devolving local decision making – one size doesn’t fit all.

Ilford Recorder: MP teaches disabled children about elections

imageIlford’s local paper reports on John’s trip to Little Heath School where he linked up with Mencap ambassador Vijay Patel to teach students about elections.
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Remembrance Sunday in Weston

imageAs we enter into Parliament Week, Minister for Constitutional Reform John Penrose explains why it’s important for young people to engage in democracy…

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Something We Think Is Important, But Which Didn’t Get Noticed:
Weston’s MP welcomes new fall in unemployment

imageThe town’s MP is delighted by new figures showing that unemployment in Weston and the surrounding villages has dropped by almost a quarter (22%) in the last 12 months.

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imageMet so many engaged and interesting young people at my Youth Ambassador reception today. Excellent way to round off @Parliament_Week

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