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17 OCT 2018


John Howell (Henley) (Con)   Will the Prime Minister join me in acknowledging the tremendous...

17 OCT 2018


New figures show that youth unemployment has halved since 2010, whilst the unemployment rate remains...

17 OCT 2018

Intervention in debate on University of London

John Howell (Henley) (Con) In my role as the Prime Minister's trade envoy to Nigeria, we are trying...

17 OCT 2018

Question in clinical waste Urgent Question

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Will the Minister confirm that, after the NHS trusts had terminated...

16 OCT 2018

My interventions in eating disorders debate

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I have a personal interest in this subject. A close member of my...

16 OCT 2018

Protection for racehorses

N.B. This industry contributes £3.5 billion to the economy and £275 million in tax John Howell...

14 OCT 2018

Speech at Council of Europe on crash of Tu154M at Smolensk

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson for European Conservatives Group) – The report sets out a...

14 OCT 2018

Speech at Council of Europe on plea bargaining

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – When I first...

14 OCT 2018

Speech at Council of Europe on reunifying refugee families

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – I congratulate the...

14 OCT 2018

Speech at Council of Europe on decentralisation

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – I thank the rapporteur for this excellent report and for highlighting...

14 OCT 2018

Speech at the Council of Europe on nuclear safety

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – I start by...

14 OCT 2018

Question at Council of Ministers to Chairman of Committee of Ministers

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – In your discussions about the future of the Council of Europe, what...

14 OCT 2018

Speech at Council of Europe on Palestinian minors

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – Let me start by giving some background. In 2011, in the face of...

14 OCT 2018

Question at the Council of Europe to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tunisia

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – At the beginning...

13 OCT 2018

Speech at the Council of Europe on funding of Islam

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – This report covers a difficult area. It wants to steer clear of...

13 OCT 2018

Working with SOHA tenants

I held a meeting with some of Soha Housing's (Soha) social housing tenants as part of the campaign...

25 SEP 2018

Brexit and an opinion poll

Last month, I wrote in my Thame Gazette article about my programme of 'Conversations in the street'....

15 SEP 2018

Holocaust Memorial Trust

I listened to Helen Aronson, who survived the Holocaust as a teenager at the launch event in...

13 SEP 2018

Intervention in debate on Colombia

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Gentleman raises an important issue. The tragedy of Colombia is...

12 SEP 2018


I attended the debate on shale gas and planning this morning however, as it was so well attended by...

12 SEP 2018

Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Expressway

The Government has announced the preferred corridor for the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge...

12 SEP 2018

Speech on the Yemen

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I congratulate the hon. Member for Liverpool, West Derby (Stephen...

11 SEP 2018

Intervention in debate on travellers and gypsies

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend is making a good point, and he has partly illustrated...

11 SEP 2018

Question in Statement on Victims

John Howell (Henley) (Con) We have found that most victims want to play a strong role in parole....

09 SEP 2018

MPs wear it pink for charity fundraiser. John Howell MP poses in pink at Houses of Parliament to support Breast Cancer NowÂ’s flagship fundraiser wear it pink

I added a splash of pink to my usual attire to support Breast Cancer Now's wear it pink fundraiser,...

07 SEP 2018

Henley MP backs campaign to 'Make Blood Cancer Visible'

I have backed a campaign to raise awareness of blood cancer and put it at the forefront of the...

06 SEP 2018

Question in Business Questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con) May we have a debate on the new data showing that service sector...

05 SEP 2018

Comments in debate on Civil Liabilities Bill

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The Secretary of State is moving very quickly to the nub of this Bill;...

04 SEP 2018

Question in Urgent Question about HMP Birmingham

John Howell (Henley) (Con) How will the Minister ensure that the new governor has both the powers...

04 SEP 2018

Interventions in debate on children's citizenship fees

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Gentleman may have seen that my right hon. Friend the Home...

30 AUG 2018

John Howell MP wlecomes Big Lottery Funding

I have welcomed the funding from Big Lottery Fund for the following projects in the constituency. I...

30 AUG 2018

John Howell MP: record low number of children in workless households means more security for families in the Henley constituency

I have welcomed new figures showing that there are 47,330 fewer children in workless households in...

22 AUG 2018

£9 billion broadband boost for local businesses

I have welcomed research showing that superfast broadband has boosted the turnover of businesses...

08 AUG 2018

Potential end in sight for Townlands Hospital parking fiasco

Since the end of last year, constituents in Henley and the surrounding villages have contacted me...

25 JUL 2018

Intervention in family hubs debate

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My experience of children's centres is that they were not targeted, and...

24 JUL 2018

An intern with autism

A Hornchurch youngster has spent his summer as an intern at the Mother of Parliaments, thanks to a...

24 JUL 2018

Intervention in debate on OBR

John Howell (Henley) (Con) One recent OBR report is about probably the biggest challenge that we as...

24 JUL 2018

Intervention in debate on Mamba

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my hon. Friend agree that the development of a new test for...

23 JUL 2018

Question on Neighbourhood Planning

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Two recent planning appeals were won in my constituency on the grounds...

22 JUL 2018

2 appeals confirm Neighbourhood Plans

Two appeal decisions in South Oxfordshire have confirmed the importance of Neighbourhood Plans. The...

19 JUL 2018

Intervention on Oxfordshire roads

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Oxfordshire County Council has been given close to £20 million to solve...

19 JUL 2018

Speech about domestic abuse

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

18 JUL 2018

Speech about Russia and the Council of Europe

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I beg to move, That this House has considered Russia and the...

18 JUL 2018

Intervention in debate on homelessness and refugees

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The hon. Lady raises a list of things that surprise people regarding how...

16 JUL 2018

Common Rule Book

One of the issues in the White Paper "The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the...

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.