New job for John

Weston MP John Penrose has been given a promotion by Conservative Party chiefs. Mr Penrose has been handed the job of parliamentary private secretary to Shadow Cabinet member Oliver Letwin. He will work with Mr Letwin, who is chairman of the policy and re

Weston MP John Penrose has been given a promotion by Conservative Party chiefs.Mr Penrose has been handed the job of parliamentary private secretary to Shadow Cabinet member Oliver Letwin.He will work with Mr Letwin, who is chairman of the policy and research department, to develop Conservative party policy on a range of issues.Mr Penrose has described the role as 'tremendously exciting'.