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14 DEC 2017

Intervention in debate on Sharm el Sheikh

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does it not come as a great surprise to my hon. Friend that the ban on...

13 DEC 2017

Speech on quality in the built environment

John Howell (Henley) (Con) It is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan. I...

13 DEC 2017

Monthly unemployment figures

My assessment of the monthly figures on unemployment published by the Office for National Statistics...

12 DEC 2017

Question on animal welfare

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my hon. Friend agree that preventing people who abuse animals...

12 DEC 2017

Question on Lord Kerslake

Question on Lord Kerslake's resignation from the Kings Hospital Trust John Howell (Henley) (Con)...

12 DEC 2017

Animal welfare

Our new draft animal welfare Bill will mean: Recognising and enshrining animal sentience in...

12 DEC 2017

My question on the bank levy

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Is not the important point about the bank levy that we are trying to get...

11 DEC 2017


The reality is that the banks are paying more in taxes now than when Labour was in charge. HMRC...

11 DEC 2017

Blue Planet - Blue Oceans - Blue Belt

The success of the Blue Planet series reminded me of the enormous amount of work we are doing to...

09 DEC 2017


As news came in from Brussels yesterday,  I offered my congratulations to the PM for securing a...

07 DEC 2017

Speech on prisons

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I have three questions for the Minister. First, he has heard our...

07 DEC 2017

Question on moving US Embassy in Israel

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I completely share the Government's view on this statement by the...

07 DEC 2017

Question on Nigerian agriculture

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for...

06 DEC 2017

Speech on unduly lenient sentences

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

06 DEC 2017

Speech on Israel

John Howell (Henley) (Con) It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Pritchard. I am...

06 DEC 2017

Speech on youth employment

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

05 DEC 2017

Big Lottery Fund winners

Congratulations to the following organisations on their recent award of Big Lottery Fund wins:...

04 DEC 2017

Another look at Thames Farm

There have been questions over the planning challenges at the Thames Farm Site between Henley and...

01 DEC 2017

A day in Wheatley

I spent a very enjoyable day today in Wheatley. It was very good to be back in the village again...

30 NOV 2017

Floating Pennywort

i called for an urgent debate today in the House of Commons on the weed, Floating Pennywort. The...

30 NOV 2017

Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Expressway

There has been much speculation and concern on the route of the proposed Oxford Cambridge...

29 NOV 2017

Health issues and meetings

Today I held a number of meetings in Westminster on health issues.  The first of these was a...

29 NOV 2017

Skills and the budget

This was a budget to recognise two things. First, it set out to recognise that we are on the brink...

29 NOV 2017

Animal Sentience updated

The Independent newspaper ran with a story that I was one of a number of MPs who had voted that...

28 NOV 2017

State of broadband and telephony in the constituency

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Surely one of the ways in which we can improve innovation and...

28 NOV 2017

Maternity Safety Strategy

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I welcome the statement, and I am glad that the Secretary of State...

28 NOV 2017

Neighbourhood Plans and habitats assessments

I have called for early resolution of problems with the Habitats Regulation Assessment which mean...

28 NOV 2017

Cadet units

John Howell (Henley) (Con) What plans he has to increase the number of cadet units in state...

27 NOV 2017

The budget

I welcome and support the budget. In this briefing I set out a few of the big picture issues it...

27 NOV 2017

Thames Farm near Henley

There have been some perverse comments on the action of SODC in trying to unscramble the decision...

25 NOV 2017

Something Wicked

I went to an excellent animated poetry reading last night by Jeux D'Esprit in Henley called...

24 NOV 2017

GWR in Henley

I am taking this opportunity to publish my latest letter to GWR.  I have been in contact with GWR...

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


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


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


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

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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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.