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17 JAN 2019

Comment in debate on children's social care

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Is my hon. Friend as worried as I am about the patchy way in which...

17 JAN 2019

Holocaust Memorial Day

This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging my...

17 JAN 2019

Comment in debate on Guildford Local Plan

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend may be aware that Guildford has run into difficulties...

17 JAN 2019

Contribution to debate on bioethanol industry

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I want to know—the hon. Gentleman might be coming on to this—whether...

16 JAN 2019

Debate on long term capital

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Has my hon. Friend looked at how many countries have a means of...

16 JAN 2019

Debate on business rates and pubs

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I fully understand the point that my hon. Friend is making about...

16 JAN 2019

Question for Health questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What steps he is taking to improve the diagnosis and treatment for...

15 JAN 2019

My open letter on tonights vote

An Open Letter Dear all 15 January 2019 I am writing this open letter to make it clear that I...

11 JAN 2019

Speech in debate on EU Withdrawal Agreement

John Howell (Henley) (Con)   It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for East...

11 JAN 2019

Intevention in debate on Oxford-MK-Cambridge Expressway

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I hear what the hon. Lady is saying on this matter. I would like to pay...

11 JAN 2019

My debate on the Europa school, Culham

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I am grateful for the Minister's attendance. He and I have talked...

09 JAN 2019

Intervention in debate on diabetes

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My right hon. Friend is making a very strong case. Is he aware of the...

09 JAN 2019

Speech on journalists

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I will try to keep it as short as possible, Mr Bailey. I will start...

09 JAN 2019

Speech on Baillifs

John Howell (Henley) (Con) It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Evans,...

08 JAN 2019

Question in debate on Uganda

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Gentleman makes some good points. I wonder whether he has seen...

08 JAN 2019

Speech on apprenticeships and skills

John Howell (Henley) (Con)   It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir...

08 JAN 2019

Urgent question on Universal Credit

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my hon. Friend agree that, in my constituency, which neighbours...

24 DEC 2018

Funding for lowland rescue charity

I have welcomed new funding awarded to Oxfordshire Lowland Search & Rescue in the Henley...

21 DEC 2018

Christmas and New Year message

I wish everyone a happy Christmas and a prosperous and peaceful New Year. I am pleased to have been...

20 DEC 2018

My questions at Justice Select Committee to head of the SFO

John Howell: Can I pick up on one of the points you have just spoken of, which is your...

20 DEC 2018

Guide Dogs

I attended an event in Parliament run by the charity Guide Dogs to raise awareness of discrimination...

20 DEC 2018

Brexit update

While we wait to see how the vote or votes on the relationship with Europe will be tabled in...

20 DEC 2018


Children and young people's mental health services are to be transformed as Oxfordshire becomes one...

20 DEC 2018

Interventions in debate on leaving the EU and orchestras

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Fortunately, the instrument I play, the organ, cannot be put into the...

20 DEC 2018

Speech on Heritage Zones

John Howell (Henley) (Con) It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Sir...

19 DEC 2018

Comments in Mental Capacity Bill

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My right hon. Friend mentions the Law Commission and its suggestions....

19 DEC 2018

Mental health of firefighters

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing the debate. She raises a...

19 DEC 2018

Question on DRC election

John Howell (Henley) (Con) How will this election affect the endemic corruption in the DRC, which...

17 DEC 2018

My question in statemnt on workers rights

John Howell (Henley) (Con) In 1961, under another Conservative Government, we signed the social...

17 DEC 2018

My question in education questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The Europa School in my constituency teaches languages by teaching other...

16 DEC 2018

Details of Heathrow consultation

Further to my last comments about the work Heathrow is doing to consult with local communities about...

16 DEC 2018

John Howell MP welcomes £970 million boost to police funding

I have welcomed yesterday's announcement that funding for the police system will increase by up to...

16 DEC 2018

John Howell MP welcomes £1.3 billion increase in councils' funding

I have welcomed the news that councils will receive a real terms increase in funding for vital local...

13 DEC 2018

Speech in Third Reading on Courts and Tribunals

John Howell I spoke on Second Reading and pointed out the extent to which the courts were...

13 DEC 2018

Intervention in debate on Courts and Tribunals

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Will the hon. Lady comment on whether the qualification provision will...

12 DEC 2018

Vote of no confidence in the PM

I have been asked how I will vote tonight in the vote of no confidence in the PM. I will vote for...

12 DEC 2018

Intervention in debate on NHS staff

John Howell (Henley) (Con) On a similar subject, is the hon. Lady aware that Oxford University...

12 DEC 2018

Questionnin debate on cat welfare

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my hon. Friend acknowledge the role that cats play in the social...

12 DEC 2018

Speech and interventions on state aid

John Howell (Henley) (Con) It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Hollobone. I...

11 DEC 2018

Written questions on Dean of Christ Church

Question:To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what...

06 DEC 2018

The Withdrawal Agreement

SENT AS AN ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER Ahead of the five day debate on the Brexit deal that the Prime...

05 DEC 2018

My speech on Free Schools and the Europa School, Culham

John Howell (Henley) (Con)   It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies. I...

04 DEC 2018

My 10 minute rule Bill

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I beg to move, that leave be given to bring in a Bill to limit the...

03 DEC 2018

Question in Statement of the PM on G20

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I refer my right hon. Friend to what she said about renewable energy...

29 NOV 2018

Question about the Dean of Christ Church

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What support the Church of England is providing to the Dean of Christ...

The Henley constituency runs from near the edge of Bicester in the north to the edge of Reading in the south skirting Oxford to the east. It covers some 270 square miles and has around 77,000 voters. It includes some of the area covered by Cherwell District Council and some of the area covered by South Oxfordshire District Council. It is a largely rural constituency with only two major towns - Henley on Thames and Thame. The River Thames defines a large part of the boundary of the constituency.

The Boundary Commission proposals make few changes to the constituency removing no wards and adding three - two from the Banbury constituency and one from the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency.

One of the joys of this constituency is the range of different events and activities with which I am able to be involved. You can access these by going to the map page and then clicking on your own town or village. Many of these events demonstrate the enormous public spirited nature of the people of this area and the generosity in time and money they show to the charity and voluntary sectors. I am pleased to have been able to support many of these activities.

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Surgeries are rotated between Henley, Thame, Chinnor, Woodcote and Watlington.

Election on 8 June 2017

At the General Election on 8 June 2017 I was returned as the MP for the Henley constituency.  I am honoured to have a majority of 22,294 over my nearest rival.  I am conscious that a large number of people have put their trust in me as their MP and I look forward to repaying that trust with the work I do in Parliament and in the constituemcy.