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11 JUL 2019

Northern Ireland and gay marriage

The claim that the voting this week was about the introduction of same sex marriage or abortion...


11 JUL 2019

Speech on retail

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


11 JUL 2019

Intervention in debate on active travel

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend mentioned town planning. There is a crucial point on...


04 JUL 2019

Speech on Tier 2 and Tier 5 immigration

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


04 JUL 2019

MP renews petition to government on school funding

On Tuesday June 2 2019, I presented a further public petition of just under 500 signatures to...


04 JUL 2019

Speech in debate on ESOL

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


03 JUL 2019

Question to the PM in G20 session

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The readmission last week of the Russians to the Council of Europe is...


03 JUL 2019

Intervention in debate on London markets

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Given what my hon. Friend said about the current state of things for the...


03 JUL 2019

Speech on Poles in WWII

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


03 JUL 2019

Petition for Langtree School

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I present a petition that has been signed by 406 residents of the...


02 JUL 2019

MP welcomes Berinsfield as Garden Village project

Following a competitive process the Government has announced that Berinsfield is one of the 19...


02 JUL 2019

MP congratulates business on stock exchange success

The local Thame business, ULS technology, has been included in this years' London Stock Exchange...


02 JUL 2019

Speech on homophobia

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


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: French foreign minister

I asked the French foreign minister a question relating to her speech in which she said that we...


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: : pushback

Pushback is the growing practice of making life difficult for refugees to stop them entering or...


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: Syria

In speaking in a debate on Syria I praised the actvities of Jordan in accepting so many Syrian...


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: Ending violence against children

I gave a speech in this debate to empathise with the calls to protect children. I pointed to the...


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: Question to President of Portugal

  I asked the President of Portugal what the positon was regarding amtisemtism in Portugal and...


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: Ending coercion in mental health: the need for a human rights-based approach

In this speech I pointed out that a balance needed to be struck to take account of the situation...


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: The Istanbul Convention on violence against women

This report tried to lift the silence around the shroud of silence surrounding violence to...


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: budget and expenditure of the Council of Europe

In this speech I challenged the Council of Europe to look at what it does and how it does it. ...


30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: allowing the Russians back in

The Council of Europe debated a report called "Strengthening the decision-making process of the...


20 JUN 2019

John Howell MP celebrates Thank a Teacher Day

This Thank a Teacher Day, Wednesday 19th June, I paid tribute to teachers across the Henley...


20 JUN 2019

Speech on Jewish refugees

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I wish to dedicate much of what I am going to say to the Jewish...


20 JUN 2019

Speech on Modern Slavery

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


20 JUN 2019

Speech on Free Schools

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


19 JUN 2019

Intervention in debate on Colombia peace process

John Howell (Henley) (Con) One of the groups of victims at that point included people who had...


19 JUN 2019

Intervention on transport infrastructure

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my hon. Friend agree that bus services are key to a multi-modal...


19 JUN 2019

Speech on teaching migration

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


19 JUN 2019

Speech on Intl Humanitarian Law

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


17 JUN 2019

MP and The Henley College hold evening on Apprenticeships

On 13 June 2019 I and the Henley College joined forces to host an evening to take forward The Henley...


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...



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.