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23 NOV 2017

Animal Sentience

Parliament did not vote that animals were not sentient. It is completely wrong to suggest that we...


22 NOV 2017

Contribution to debate on drugs

John Howell (Henley) (Con)   Thank you, Mr Gapes, for managing to squeeze me into the debate. I...


22 NOV 2017

Budget money for children at RAF Benson

Oxfordshire, and the Henley constituency in particular, has won out under the budget proposals...


21 NOV 2017

Chiltern Edge School

Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet is being recommended to save Chiltern Edge School and provide it...


21 NOV 2017

VAT and Customs Bill

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  Will the Minister comment on the extent to which the Bill will allow...


21 NOV 2017

Yemen

John Howell (Henley) (Con) UNICEF has praised the UK for the aid it has already contributed to the...


21 NOV 2017

Student loans

John Howell (Henley) (Conservative) Would the Minister like to explain what role the Office for...


16 NOV 2017

Puma 2 and Benson

John Howell (Henley) (Con) This subject matters fundamentally to me. The Puma squadron is based in...


16 NOV 2017

My visit to Nigeria

According to the United Nations, Sub-Saharan Africa hosts more than 26% of the world's refugee...


15 NOV 2017

Loneliness

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Lady is making a powerful speech. I am very concerned about...


15 NOV 2017

Reform of Family Law

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend is talking passionately about the changes that have been...


15 NOV 2017

Latest unemployment figures

Latest unemployment figures for the Henley constituency have just been released. Key facts The...


14 NOV 2017

Bees

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I thank my hon. Friend for giving way on an important point. He has...


14 NOV 2017

District Councils debate

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Has my hon. Friend taken into account the point that many district...


14 NOV 2017

Council of Europe

In a Parliamentary Written Statement issued today by the Prime Minister I was re-appointed to the...


06 NOV 2017

My question on apprenticeships

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What progress she has made on broadening participation in...


06 NOV 2017

Our healthcare

A few facts about Health Care specifically in the Henley constituency: We have 324 more doctors...


03 NOV 2017

A month in the life of an MP

The media presents a particular image of the work of an MP, most often the exchanges in the Chamber...


03 NOV 2017

Question on prisoner voting

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I unreservedly welcome the statement and the decision made, which comply...


01 NOV 2017

Schools Funding - a note

My commitment to ensuring that our schools are better funded is a matter of public record...


25 OCT 2017

Speech and intervention on the Balfour Agreement

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Will my hon. Friend acknowledge that the Balfour Declaration comes in...


25 OCT 2017

My question at PMQs

John Howell (Henley) (Con) In acknowledging the hard work that the men and women of RAF Benson in...


25 OCT 2017

My contribution to a debate on mortgages

John Howell (Henley) (Con) We face a situation in which banks have to ensure that they give good...


25 OCT 2017

My contribution to a debate on English language provision for refugees

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I agree with everything that my right hon. Friend is saying. I wonder...


24 OCT 2017

IMB Report on Huntercombe Prison

The Independent Monitoring Board for Huntercombe Prison has recently reported to the Secretary of...


22 OCT 2017

Refugees

Last night (21 October) I spoke at an event organised by Bread and Roses in Thame.  Bread and Roses...


19 OCT 2017

Latest monthly unemployment figures

The total number of unemployed claimants in Henley constituency in September 2017 remains the same...


18 OCT 2017

My speech on people with learning difficulties

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I will not make a long intervention, but I put on the record my thanks...


17 OCT 2017

My speech to Nigeria's agriculture minister

COPY OF MY SPEECH TO NIGERIA'S AGRICULTURE MINISTER AND PARTY Good morning I am delighted to be...


17 OCT 2017

My speech on health in Oxfordshire

Sir Roger Gale (in the Chair) Mr Howell has indicated to me very courteously that as one of Her...


17 OCT 2017

Design of housing intervention

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend is talking about quite serious snagging problems, and...


17 OCT 2017

Question on Culham and Euratom

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Following conversations with the leadership of the Culham Centre for...


17 OCT 2017

My question on Iran

John Howell (Henley) (Con) If the agreement will not in itself control Iran's financing of...


14 OCT 2017

My question for the President of Ukraine at the Council of Europe

Mr Howell (UK) - There has been speculation in the New York Times and elsewhere that the success of...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on Youth against Corruption

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – Nothing that I...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on intersex children

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – Let me also...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on new genetic technologies

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – As the...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on prosecuting Daesh

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – It is clear that the atrocities of Daesh have been absolutely...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on Ukraine

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – I am genuinely...


14 OCT 2017

My speech to the Council of Europe on the Venice Commission

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – Let me say...


14 OCT 2017

My question at the Council of Europe to the President of the Czech Republic

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – Mr President, I want to take you outside Europe for a moment....


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on the OECD

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – I read the...


14 OCT 2017

My question at the Council of Europe to the Committee of Ministers

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – Should the...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on integrity

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – First, I...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on Jordan

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – I have nothing but praise for the report and its rapporteur, 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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Email: howelljm@parliament.uk
House of Commons
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Surgery: 01491 613072

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.