John Penrose has been MP for Weston-super-Mare since 2005. His campaigns to reboot British capitalism so our economy works for the many, not the few, include the Energy Price Cap; making housing cheaper to own or rent by allowing urban owners and developers to Build Up Not Out; making Britain’s economy more generationally-and-socially-just through a UK Sovereign Wealth Fund; and reforming formerly-nationalised utilities (e.g. energy, telecoms, water, rail) to put customers in charge, rather than politicians, bureaucrats or regulators instead. John is the author of the Government-commissioned 2021 review into the UK’s competition and consumer regime which recommended 30 broad reforms.
A successful businessman before he entered politics, John has held a variety of posts since he was elected including PPS to Oliver Letwin, Shadow Business Minister, Tourism & Heritage Minister, Government Whip, Constitution Minister and Northern Ireland Minister. He was the Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion until 2022 and is currently Chair of the Conservative Policy Forum and sits on the Party’s Policy Board.