John Penrose

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John Penrose was born on 22 June, 1964 in Sudbury, United Kingdom, is a British Conservative politician. Discover John Penrose’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 56 years old?

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Age56 years old
Zodiac SignCancer
Born22 June 1964
Birthday22 June
BirthplaceSudbury, United Kingdom

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Who Is John Penrose’s Wife?

His wife is Dido Harding (m. 1995)

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John Penrose Net Worth

He net worth has been growing significantly in 2018-19. So, how much is John Penrose worth at the age of 56 years old? John Penrose’s income source is mostly from being a successful Politician. He is from British. We have estimated John Penrose’s net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2020$1 Million – $5 Million
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Timeline of John Penrose


He was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum. Since the result was announced, Penrose supported the official position of his party as an advocate of leaving the European Union.

In 2016, Penrose, who lives in Winscombe, North Somerset, caused some local controversy over the design of a proposed personal swimming pool complex at his home. Winscombe and Sandford Parish Council formally objected to the ‘ugly and massive’ design on the grounds it would harm local views. The Daily Telegraph reported that this was noteworthy as Penrose had argued in 2013, in a previous ministerial role, for greater protection of historic views, suggesting some of the finest urban views in the country should be listed like buildings. Ultimately, the district council approved the planning application and accepted the argument that an originally planned grass roof was not possible.


Penrose returned to the backbenches in 2012. He wrote a paper (We Deserve Better) on how to give people a better deal on their utilities. Less than a year later the Prime Minister invited Penrose back to a Government role with a new position as Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), before he was promoted in February 2014 as one of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury (Whip). In May 2015 he became Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), a role he held until July 2016.


After his re-election in 2010 and the formation of the coalition government, Penrose served as the Minister for Tourism and Heritage from 2010 to 2012, covering the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. During his tenure, he wrote and implemented the Government’s Tourism Strategy; began a process to turn English Heritage’s properties, such as Stonehenge, Dover Castle, Tintagel and many others, into a second National Trust; removed licences on live entertainment; sold the Tote bookmaker; protected the Lloyd’s of London building with a ‘Grade 1’ listing amongst other activity.


Penrose unsuccessfully contested the seat of Ealing Southall in the 1997 general election, before unsuccessfully contesting the seat of Weston-super-Mare in 2001. He was elected in the same seat in the 2005 general election, defeating the Liberal Democrat Brian Cotter and he retained his seat in the 2010 general election, 2015 general election and 2017 general election. He served on the Work and Pensions Committee from July 2005 to January 2009, and in 2006 was appointed joint chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Further Education and Lifelong Learning. In 2006 he was also appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Oliver Letwin MP and in 2009 was promoted to Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.


Penrose met the Hon. Dido (Diana) Harding, only daughter of Lord Harding, while both worked at McKinsey. The couple married in October 1995, and have two daughters. Penrose splits his time between his home in the Weston-super-Mare constituency and a flat in London. Harding is the Chair of NHS Improvement, former Chief Executive of TalkTalk Group, and owned the 1998 Cheltenham Gold Cup winning horse, Cool Dawn.


He was a Bank Trading Floor Risk Manager at J. P. Morgan from 1986–90, then a management consultant at McKinsey & Company from 1992–94. He was Commercial Director of the Academic Books Division at Thomson Publishing in Andover from 1995–96, then Managing Director of Schools Book Publishing at Longman (Pearson plc), publishing school textbooks for the UK and parts of Africa. He was chairman of Logotron Ltd in Cambridge. (also owned by Pearson). In 1998, he was in charge of research at the Bow Group – a UK-based independent think tank, promoting conservative opinion internationally.


John David Penrose (born 22 June 1964) is the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Weston-super-Mare who was first elected in 2005. He previously served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and more recently as a Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty’s Treasury. From 16 November 2018 to 25 July 2019, Penrose served as Minister of State to Northern Ireland.

Penrose was born in Sudbury, Suffolk on 22 June 1964. He was privately educated at Ipswich School and studied at Downing College, Cambridge, receiving a BA in Law in 1986. He received an MBA from Columbia University in 1991.