I welcome you to my web site where I set out what I have been doing in Parliament and in the constituency

24 JUN 2017

Participation in debate on housing

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my hon. Friend accept that one way of driving forward house...

24 JUN 2017

Question to the PM about Grenfell Tower

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Will the results of the individual examinations to which the Prime...

21 JUN 2017

'World of Opportunity' SME Export Grants Programme

Applications can be made for 20 UK SMEs to win a grant of £2,000 to fund a trade mission, trade...

21 JUN 2017

Grenfell Tower fire

The fire at Grenfell Tower in London was tragic. I am still coming to terms with the loss of life....

19 JUN 2017

Chiltern Edge and Benson

Two good news stories. First, great news for Chiltern Edge. I have received a letter as a serious...

15 JUN 2017

John Howell MP sworn in as MP for the Henley constituency

It was a great privilege to be sworn in at the House of Commons as the MP for the Henley...

14 JUN 2017

John Howell MP welcomes fall in constituency unemployment figures

I have welcomed the figures announced today that show a drop of 20 in the number of people...

28 APR 2017

Two new academies in South Oxfordshire

Two new academies are to be funded in South Oxfordshire. The Secretary of State for Education,...

28 APR 2017

Internationalism and the Henley constituency

No mainstream political party denies the result of the referendum on 23 June.  Each of them has...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 8 - World Forum for Democracy

At the Spring Council of Europe I was invited to play a role in taking forward the World Forum for...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 7 - Interpol

I made a seech on the importance of getting interpol right and stopping abuse of the Red Notice...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 6 - European values

I looked at the question of antisemitism and Islamaphobia as well as the role of the Liberal...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 5 - N Caucasus

The N Caucasus may seem a long way away but it is essential to keep the pressure up on Russia on...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 4 - Corruption, the fate of LGBT men in Chechnya, Bulgaria

I made a seech summarising a number of points - corruption, the fate of LGBT men in Chechnya,...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 3 - Secretary General

Sticking to the topic of corruption in the Council I posed a question to its Secretary...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 2 - Chair of committee of ministers

It was essential given the accusations of corruption against the Council to find out from the...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 1 - The President

The Spring session of the Council of Europe was dominated by the situation regarding its President,...

20 APR 2017

Prison Governor Empowerment

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I too want to raise the question of governor empowerment. I had the...

20 APR 2017

Question on agriculture

John Howell (Henley) (Con) What progress her Department is making on opening up new markets for...

19 APR 2017

Prison reform: governor empowerment

The Justice Select Committee has issued a new report entitled "Prison reform: governor empowerment...

19 APR 2017

A Hard Brexit - really??

There is a lot of talk in the press and media about the idea that Britain is heading for a hard...

19 APR 2017

Development in Chinnor

Let me say straight away that I am happy to help in whatever way I can to give Chinnor the power to...

19 APR 2017

Neighbourhood Plans in Henley

On the back of my article in November in the Henley Standard, let me say that people should be...

12 APR 2017

Delivering a better deal for people in the South East

I today praised the Government for the action it has taken in the South East to deliver a better...

10 APR 2017

John Howell MP welcomes plans to tackle litter across South Oxfordshire

Litter affects us all, it blights our local environment in South Oxfordshire and costs £1,101 to...

07 APR 2017

The Yemen

Attention has rightly been drawn to the humanitarian situation in the Yemen. The conflict has...

04 APR 2017

John Howell MP welcomes new income boost for ordinary working families in the Henley constituency

I have welcomed the news that ordinary working families in the Henley constituency are set to...

01 APR 2017

Another Personal Manifesto Commitment: broadband

Digital infrastructure is critical to the future of our economy and the Government is working hard...

30 MAR 2017

Challenge to Government over Crown Dependencies and Brexit

As a member of the Justice Select Committee, we have just issued another Report ("Implications of...

29 MAR 2017

Testing the ground for archaeology: question

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The levels are very important because they often have quite sensitive...

28 MAR 2017

Regenerating our towns question

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my right hon. Friend think that the transformation of shops and...

28 MAR 2017

Iran's supporting of terror question

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What recent reports he has received on the expansion of Hezbollah's...

28 MAR 2017

A final comment on Townlands, Henley

Unfortunately, I cannot be at the opening today of Townlands Memorial Hospital in Henley by the Lord...

28 MAR 2017

My comments on why a National Bus strategy unhelpful

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My right hon. Friend makes an interesting distinction between buses and...

27 MAR 2017

Question to DWP on mental health and employers

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  Ensuring that people with mental health conditions are able to start...

24 MAR 2017

Social Care in the constituency

Hospitals such as Townlands Hospital in Henley are held up as excellent examples of new ways of...

23 MAR 2017

Thames Water prosecution

The prosecution of Thames Water for pollution offences and its fine of £20.3 million was right and...

23 MAR 2017


In a recent meeting with farmers in my constituency the problems they face with Bovine TB (bTB) were...

23 MAR 2017

The European Arrest Warrant and Justice and Brexit

I am a member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Justice. The committee has recently...

22 MAR 2017

My speech on Iran

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I will not cover the points made by others about Iran's being a sponsor...

22 MAR 2017

Comments in yesterday's DL committee on Power of Attorney

Question about the ability of people who have been overcharged with fees for Power of Attorney to...

21 MAR 2017

Question to Secretary of State for Health

John Howell (Henley) (Con)   Schools are often the first point of contact for young people with...

21 MAR 2017

Meeting with Education Secretary

I had a meeting yesterday with the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP. We...

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
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01491 613072
PO Box 84
Oxfordshire, OX49 5XD
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.