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30 NOV 2016

No fault divorces

Spoke with Resolution today about the need for no fault divorces to make family separation as amicable and non-confrontational as possible. 

23 NOV 2016

The Autumn Statement

I have welcomed the Government's Autumn Statement, which will help working families in the Henley constituency, finish bringing down the deficit so Britain lives within its means, and tackle the long-term challenges facing our economy so Britain is more productive and our economy is fit for the...

23 NOV 2016

My speech on the NHS

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My starting point is that funding in the NHS must be used effectively and efficiently. To that end, we expect the NHS to deliver savings and best value for money. There are a number of issues relating to social care in the NHS where there is considerable scope for...

21 NOV 2016

Question on High Education Bill

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I understand the need for monitoring the financial sustainability of organisations, but the new clause does not say what actions will result if some of them are found to be financially unsustainable. Would my hon. Friend comment on that? Joseph Johnson The duty of the...

21 NOV 2016

Question in Child Abuse UQ

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I would like to pick up on a point the Minister has already made. This inquiry plays a vital part in protecting vulnerable children for the present and for the future. Will she put it in the context of what else the Government are doing? Sarah Newton My hon. Friend is...

21 NOV 2016

My question in Work & Pensions questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I am glad we are doing so much to help the self-employed get into business, but so many of them are on the legacy system for support rather than universal credit. What are we doing for those people? [907349] Damian Hinds My hon. Friend makes a very good point. We are...

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:
0207 219 6676
Email: howelljm@parliament.uk
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA
01491 613072
PO Box 84
Oxfordshire, OX49 5XD
Surgery: 01491 613072

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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E- Newsletters

I frequently publish a number of  e newsletters to keep members of the constituency who have given me their e mail addresses informed of my activities here and in Westminster. These include newsletters to parish councils and newsletters to the general public.  If you would like to subscribe for any of these please send an e mail to  john.howell@oxfordshireconservatives.com with the word Subscribe in the headline. You will also need to include proof that you are a constituent - the postcode of your house will suffice.