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12 JUN 2019

Supporting unpaid carers

I have pledged my support to unpaid carers across the Henley constituency as part of Carers Week...

12 JUN 2019

Speech on planning and housebuilding targets

John Howell (Henley) (Con) When I first came to the House in 2008, I began work on a paper called...

12 JUN 2019

Intervention about IPP priosners

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The point that the hon. Gentleman has just made is very important. This...

12 JUN 2019

Question on TV licenses

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Lord Hall is quoted today as saying that many feel that "the Government...

11 JUN 2019

Speech on cystic fibrosis

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

09 JUN 2019

Question on Uk-Israeli Tech Hub

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The Secretary of State has already mentioned the UK-Israel Tech Hub,...

05 JUN 2019

Speech on school funding

John Howell (Henley) (Con) On the Wednesday before the recess, I submitted a petition to the...

05 JUN 2019

Question on trade union access to workplace

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I am glad that the Minister mentioned all of those organisations, but...

05 JUN 2019

Question on post sentencing disclosure

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does the Minister agree with me that forensic science is a major area...

03 JUN 2019

Statement on Neighbourhood Plans in South Oxfordshire

 I can understand concerns resulting from a report in the Henley Standard that the withdrawal of...

28 MAY 2019

New approach to poverty

The past few weeks have been overwhelming in politics. We have lost a Prime Minister. We have also...

23 MAY 2019

Question in Urgent Question on those with Learning Difficulties or Autism

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The NHS has been using a system of ambulatory care, particularly to deal...

23 MAY 2019

Henley MP Petitions Government on School Funding

Yesterday I presented a public petition of just under 1000 signatures to Parliament. The petition...

23 MAY 2019

Speech in debate on Yemen

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Let me start by saying how pleased I am that the right hon. Member for...

23 MAY 2019

Point of Order to wish Philippa Helme well

John Howell (Henley) (Con) On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. One thing was omitted from...

23 MAY 2019

Intervention in debate on farming suicides

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I thank my hon. Friend for giving way. He is making an excellent point...

23 MAY 2019

Speech on school funding petition

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I present a petition that has been signed by just under 1,000...

23 MAY 2019

Speech on international education

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Thank you, Mr Hollobone; it is a pleasure to serve under your...

23 MAY 2019

Intervention in debate on survivors of sexual abuse

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Lady is making an excellent point. Of course, we have all seen...

22 MAY 2019

Intervention in debate on arthritis

John Howell (Henley) (Con) It is not just about struggling at home. About a quarter of people with...

22 MAY 2019

Speech on intimidation

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

21 MAY 2019

Speech on medicinal cannabis

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Hemel Hempstead...

21 MAY 2019

Question in statement on ebola

John Howell (Henley) (Con) One of the big problems is that that part of the world is characterised...

18 MAY 2019

Question in Statement on Probation

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The attempt to bring in Transforming Rehabilitation failed partly...

18 MAY 2019

Question in Business Questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con) May I gently remind the Leader of the House that, some time ago, she...

15 MAY 2019

Interventions in debate on sign language

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Lady mentioned the European Union, but another organisation in...

15 MAY 2019

Interventions in debate on rape

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I hear what my right hon. Friend says, and I wonder whether he will...

15 MAY 2019

Question on Age of marriage

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend makes a strong point. Has she looked at minimum ages...

15 MAY 2019

Question in Urgent Question on Learning Difficulties

John Howell (Henley) (Con) This question is similar to the "do not resuscitate" one. I am aware...

11 MAY 2019

Interventions in debate on West Papua

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I thank my hon. Friend for giving way before he starts on his historical...

08 MAY 2019

Speech on China

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I will make a brief contribution. When I was appointed as the Prime...

02 MAY 2019

Speech on Sharia Law councils

John Howell (Henley) (Con)   I beg to move, That this House has considered sharia law courts...

02 MAY 2019

Question on trade envoys

John Howell (Henley) (Con) One initiative that preceded the referendum was the appointment of trade...

02 MAY 2019

Quesetion in England's Coastal Path

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Is my hon. Friend saying that small landowners are facing a...

02 MAY 2019

Questionon cross-channel ferries

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I have continually voted for the deal, as the Secretary of State knows....

02 MAY 2019

Question about Expressway

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Will the Minister confirm that the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge...

02 MAY 2019

Question in Transport Questions about Henley bus

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Further to that point, does the Minister agree that we should...

29 APR 2019

MP launches Parliamentary Peititon to address school funding for Gillotts

I have today today launched a parliamentary petition to ask the Government to carry out a review in...

27 APR 2019

Question on Neighbourhood Planning

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Neighbourhood plans have been around for a long time—indeed, since I...

27 APR 2019

Question in urgent question on ambulatory care

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Will the Minister recognise that the commitment under the long-term plan...

24 APR 2019

Speech in debate on Russian annexation of Crimea

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I beg to move, That this House has considered the Russian annexation...

24 APR 2019

Comment in debate on mental health

John Howell (Henley) (Con) SI am not a Leeds Member, but what the hon. Gentleman has highlighted in...

24 APR 2019

Intervention in debate on plastics waste

John Howell (Henley) (Con) When I have gone around talking to various councils, one thing that has...

13 APR 2019

Amendments at Council of Europe to try to influence report on Russians

The PRESIDENT* – I call Mr Howell to support Amendment 16. Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – I do...

13 APR 2019

Speech at Council of Europe on anonymous donation of sperm

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

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.