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John Penrose MP

John Penrose is a member of the Institute for Prosperity's Advisory Board. 

He was elected MP for Weston-super-Mare in 2005, winning the seat from the Liberal Democrats. In 2019 he achieved the biggest share of the vote in his constituency since 1970.

His campaigns to make Britain’s economy work for the many, not the few, include the Energy Price Cap (recently successful); making housing cheaper to own or rent by allowing urban owners and developers to Build Up Not Out, and to Make Builders Build; making Britain’s economy more generationally-just and socially-just by creating a UK Sovereign Wealth Fund and a legally-binding Fiscal Rule; and reforming formerly-nationalised utilities (eg energy, telecoms, water, rail) to put customers in charge, rather than politicians, bureaucrats or regulators instead.

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 and Constitution Minister. He is currently the Prime Minister’s Anti-Corruption Champion and Chairman of the Conservative Policy Forum.

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“To increase prosperity, growth and equality by putting a more successful economic future at the heart of British political discourse.”