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11 FEB 2016

My important intervention in the debate on local councils funding

John Howell (Henley) (Con): Will my right hon. Friend confirm that within this process councils are still required to do things in a fundamentally different way, such as setting up trading joint ventures, as one county council told me it had done on Monday, or looking at Uber-type services for buses? Greg Clark: Yes, councils should take the opportunities to be innovative. My hon. Friend and...

10 FEB 2016

Local MP is quizmaster in the WorldÂ’s Biggest Pub Quiz

On Sunday (7th February) The Crown in Sydenham played host to a PubAid Quiz and I took up the role of quizmaster. The event was part of a national challenge by PubAid to break the world record for the largest multi-venue quiz. It was estimated that 30,000 pub goers would join the bid for the World Record and raise £100,000. More than 20 other MPs also acted as quizmasters for the event in their...

08 FEB 2016

My question in the local government finance statement

John Howell (Henley) (Con):I congratulate my right hon. Friend on his pragmatic approach to these issues. He rightly points out that demographic pressures affect different areas in different ways. When does he expect the needs review to be completed, and what role will the figures obtained from that play in any closer integration of social care with the NHS? Greg Clark:I am grateful to my hon....

08 FEB 2016

John Howell MP supported World Cancer Day 2016

I attended an event in Parliament on Wednesday 3 February to show his support for World Cancer Day on February 4, 2016. I met with representatives from four of the UK's leading cancer charities who are working together to unite the nation and help transform the lives of millions of people who are affected by cancer. Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care, Anthony Nolan and the Movember...

02 FEB 2016


I was concerned to read the headlines in the Henley Standard last week about Townlands Hospital. I have, therefore, spoken directly to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) regarding the matters raised in the article. My understanding was that there was always an intention to have a phased implementation plan for the RACU service after opening and note that this is recorded in the CCG September...

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
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Oxfordshire, OX49 5XD
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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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