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24 JUL 2015

Townlands - MP's latest achievements

DOWNLOADS Letter to David Smith The Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has published its paper on Townlands Hospital for the Board of the CCG. As a result of representations made by me, it recommends that a final decision is postponed on the hospital until full assurance can be provided on a number of arrangements including the ambulatory care model and the number of beds. In other words, the report...

20 JUL 2015

Townlands - new article

The issue of Townlands Hospital is actually very straightforward. It is this: what is in the best healthcare interests of the people of the area and how can it be provided? It is not a party political issue. Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) has a view of what that provision should be. Others have a different view based on what was originally proposed. OCCG has so far failed to get...

17 JUL 2015

John Howell MP: Crime continues to fall

I have welcomed news that crime in the area covered by the Thames Valley force has fallen by 34% since 2010 and has fallen by more than a quarter (27 per cent) nationally under this Government – its lowest level on record – according to latest figure from the independent Office for National Statistics. The Government has been following an action plan to tackle crime by: Freeing the police...

17 JUL 2015

John Howell MP steps back in time and into WaterAidÂ’s Victorian street to support call for taps and toilets for all

I stepped back in time this week to take a walk down WaterAid's Victorian street, experiencing the sights and smells of an era when open sewage ran through our roads and rivers, to mark 150 years of Britain's modern sewers. The international charity invited parliamentarians to meet characters from Victorian times to discover what life was like during the Great Stink of 1858 to highlight its call...

17 JUL 2015

The BBC's future

Yesterday (17 July 2015) the Secretary of State for Culture made a statement on the future of the BBC.  I welcomed the statement but also had a major point to add.  This was my exchange. John Howell (Henley) (Con): I used to be a presenter for BBC World Service Television, so I am not one of the BBC-phobic MPs on the Conservative Back Benches, but I understand the need for reform. Independent...

16 JUL 2015

John Howell MP supports charity's call for action on blood cancer

I have backed calls for action on blood cancer after a blood cancer charity revealed one in three transplant patients die within a year of their treatment. I am supporting the Destination: Cure campaign launched by Anthony Nolan, which runs the UK's stem cell and bone marrow donor register. The charity also revealed that one in eight patients in need of a stem cell or bone marrow transplant do...

16 JUL 2015

Watlington Barclays

Today (16 July 2015) I had a meeting with Barclays to discuss what they might be willing to do to keep some form of banking services in the town afetr the High Street branch closes.  We looked at what they were planning to do re. transfer of services to the Post Office (itself threatened, I understand), whether on-line banking could be better timed with the roll-out of broadband in the town, and...

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.

To contact John and to book a surgery appointment:
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Surgeries are rotated between Henley, Thame, Chinnor, Woodcote and Watlington.

Election on 7 May 2015

At the General Election on 7 May 2015 I was returned as the MP for the Henley constituency.  I am honoured to have a majority of 25,375 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 over the next 5 years.

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