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20 APR 2018

Business Question

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Can we have a debate on the work of the Council of Europe, hopefully on...

18 APR 2018

Speech on the Council of Europe

John Howell (Henley) (Con) As I discussed with the previous Lord Chancellor, we have a magnificent...

17 APR 2018

Question at Treasury Questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that...

17 APR 2018

Windrush children

I do not want anyone to be in any doubt about the right of the Windrush children who came to the UK...

17 APR 2018


Any thoughts that the UK is going to engage in a bombing campaign of the civilian population of...

17 APR 2018

Who to contact over parking at Townlands

Since my last post on this subject http://www.johnhowellmp.com/news/parking-at-townlands/1178 I am...

16 APR 2018

My Home Office question about Syrian refugees

John Howell (Henley) (Con) What progress the Government have made in placing vulnerable Syrian...

13 APR 2018

Oxford to Milton Keynes to Cambridge Corridor and Expressway.

I have had discussion with the Secretary of State for Transport to ensure that he is aware of the...

13 APR 2018

Neighbourhood Plans

I have held important meetings with Henley town council and with Thame town council separately on...

13 APR 2018

Townlands Parking

Progress on the situation with parking fines at Townlands Memorial Hospital I have had a letter...

03 APR 2018

Ban on ivory confirmed

Today, Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed that the UK will introduce a ban on ivory...

29 MAR 2018

Speech on autism

John Howell (Henley) (Con) It is a great pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Bristol West...

29 MAR 2018

Question in Business Questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con) In view of research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that...

29 MAR 2018

Question in debate on patient safety

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend may have seen that the Medical Protection Society is...

28 MAR 2018

Intervention in debate on GPs

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Lady has made a brilliant start to her speech. I did a similar...

28 MAR 2018

Question in statement on Warboys

John Howell (Henley) (Con) How will the Secretary of State establish a balance between open justice...

28 MAR 2018

Outline of deposit return scheme

A deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting our land...

28 MAR 2018

Question in debate about legal services

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend described the contribution of legal services as a whole,...

28 MAR 2018

Public meeting with GWR

On Friday 23rd March the planned meeting that I called with the MD of GWR, Mark Hopwood, and members...

27 MAR 2018

Question on providing education in Nigeria

John Howell (Henley) (Con) What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on promoting...

27 MAR 2018

Speech in debate on court closures and reform

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

26 MAR 2018

Questions in debate on English LIterature

John Howell I wanted to intervene simply because I did not study English literature; I studied...

26 MAR 2018

More money for Oxfordshire's roads

Local roads badly affected by recent winter weather will benefit from a further £100 million to...

26 MAR 2018

Mobile van for DWP services in the constituency?

I have written to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to ask for the provision of a mobile...

22 MAR 2018

Question to the Attorney General

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What steps the CPS is taking to increase the effectiveness of...

22 MAR 2018

Question in DCMS questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What recent assessment he has made of his Department's progress...

22 MAR 2018

Good news on employment

Yesterday, we published the latest employment statistics for the UK. The broad headlines are that...

22 MAR 2018

Intervention in debate on UK-EU Aid

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I am the Prime Minister's trade envoy to Nigeria. The aims of our aid...

22 MAR 2018

Intervention in debate on HMOs

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I just wonder what the hon. Gentleman's response will be to the NPPF...

21 MAR 2018

Question on playgrounds

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Parks are not just important for allowing children to let off steam....

16 MAR 2018

Question on electric dog collars

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I thank my hon. Friend very much for giving way in this important...

13 MAR 2018

Question on Euratom and Culham

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does the Minister agree that at the recent meeting of the all-party...

13 MAR 2018

Contribution to statement on Afrin, Syria

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My right hon. Friend said that he was pragmatic about how we could move...

12 MAR 2018

Question in urgent question on hate crime

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I join my hon. Friend the Minister in condemning these letters. In...

07 MAR 2018

Speech on Local Museums

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I t is a great pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I...

07 MAR 2018

Question in Urgent Question on Saudi Arabia

John Howell (Henley) (Con) In seeking to explore the context for a ceasefire, does the UK believe...

06 MAR 2018

Question in debate on cladding

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Gentleman has made a good start to an important debate. Does he...

05 MAR 2018

Question on planning in Statement

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I welcome the Office for National Statistics methodology for determining...

01 MAR 2018

Government advice on snow clearing

Clear snow from a road, path or cycleway You can clear snow and ice from pavements yourself. It's...

28 FEB 2018

Intervention in debate on Eating Disorders

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend is making a very good point. I wonder whether he has a...

28 FEB 2018

Intervention in debate on homelessness

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Surely building more houses can help to reduce homelessness. Does the...

27 FEB 2018

The Welfare System

I want to turn to a subject that can have a big effect on people – the Welfare System. The Welfare...

27 FEB 2018

Question in debate on Diabetes

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I feel I want to ask a question just to participate. Given that...

27 FEB 2018

Question in Estimates Debate on Defence

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend is being very generous in giving way. Does he see the...

27 FEB 2018

Question in Statement on Syria

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My right hon. Friend will be aware that the president of the Council of...

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.