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18 FEB 2018

John Howell MP invites GWR Managing Director to a public meeting in Henley to explain branch line

I have invited the Managing Director of GWR, Mark Hopwood, to a public meeting in Henley to discuss...


17 FEB 2018

John Howell MP promotes Oxfordshire Comet bus service one year on from introduction in Dorchester

I am promoting the County Council's Oxfordshire Comet Service. I have written to parish councils in...


17 FEB 2018

Better Broadband for our communities

I met yesterday (16 February) with representatives from the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire team...


08 FEB 2018

Question on suicide in prisons

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I am a member of the Justice Committee, which has taken a particular...


08 FEB 2018

Protecting local press

I have welcomed the launch of a new review into press sustainability, with a particular focus on...


07 FEB 2018

My speech in debate on treatment of Palestinian minors

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


06 FEB 2018

Interventions in the debate on Overseas Aid

John Howell (Henley) (Con) There is a certain disparity in what my hon. Friend is saying in...


06 FEB 2018

Question on Northamptonshire and its effect on Oxfordshire

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Northamptonshire has very close links with Oxfordshire at a whole number...


05 FEB 2018

Parking at Townlands

I have written to the Chief Executive of Smart Parking – the company manging the parking around...


01 FEB 2018

Interventions in debate on public buildings and autism

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I ask the hon. Lady to give way on a point of whimsy, really. If she...


31 JAN 2018

Speech on planning

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my hon. Friend share my delight and enthusiasm about the recent...


29 JAN 2018

Question during Urgent Question on Contaminated Blood

John Howell (Henley) (Con) The Cabinet Office taking responsibility for this inquiry is a good...


29 JAN 2018

Question during Urgent Question on Taliban and Daesh

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my right hon. Friend accept that we have a long way to go to build...


27 JAN 2018

Council of Europe Holocaust Commemoration

The Council of Europe was founded in 1949 and is based in Strasbourg. It is, therefore, not part of...


27 JAN 2018

Council of Europe Speech on Death Penalty

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


27 JAN 2018

Council of Europe Speech in debate on Israel-Palestine

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


27 JAN 2018

Council of Europe Contribution to debate on convention on lawyers

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – I am not sure what the point of this proposed convention is. There...


27 JAN 2018

Council of Europe Question to Danish Prime Minister

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – It was highlighted in the press recently that Denmark pays...


27 JAN 2018

Council of Europe Contribution to debate on humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – I have great sympathy with the humanitarian situation in Ukraine....


27 JAN 2018

Council of Europe Speech on basic citizenship income

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


27 JAN 2018

Council of Europe Speech on Minority Languages

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – I approach this report with a sense of déjà vu. I remember...


18 JAN 2018

Holocaust Remembrance

This week I signed the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging my...


17 JAN 2018

Contribution to the debate on blood cancer

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I congratulate my hon. Friend on the excellent work he is doing in this...


17 JAN 2018

Reaction Engines at Culham

I raised the future for Reaction Engines, a company based at the Culham Science Centre. This was...


16 JAN 2018

Question to the Chancellor

John Howell (Henley) (Con) What assessment he has made of potential risks to the economy from high...


16 JAN 2018

Question on Reaction Engines, Culham

John Howell (Henley) (Con)   Does the Minister share my view that companies such as Reaction...


13 JAN 2018

High Court ruling on Neighbourhood Plans

The High Court has made a judgement that the Written Ministerial Statement on Neighbourhood Plans...


13 JAN 2018

Update on Nettlebed Post Office

I had a meeting with the Post Office yesterday. The result was that the Post Office confirmed the...


11 JAN 2018

My question at Business Questions

John Howell (Henley) (Con) May we have a statement on the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, because...


10 JAN 2018

Speech on the NHS and winter

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I do not want to go through the increase in the number of operations...


10 JAN 2018

Speech on mental health in prisons

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


10 JAN 2018

Intervention on housing in the Chilterns

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Will my right hon. Friend give way? Dame Cheryl Gillan If I must this...


09 JAN 2018

The NHS and winter pressures

I share the concerns of those who have written to me about the NHS and the perceptions in the...


08 JAN 2018

Contribution in debate on Taxation (Cross-border trade) Bill

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My right hon. Friend is being very generous in giving way. An important...


08 JAN 2018

My question in the Urgent Question on the NHS in Winter

John Howell (Henley) (Con) In Oxfordshire, considerable effort is being put into growing home-based...


08 JAN 2018

Europe Prize

I have have been appointed to help decide who should receive the prestigious Europe Prize from the...


04 JAN 2018

The NHS in 'crisis'

I know the NHS is extremely busy – as it always is at this time of year – but staff are taking...


28 DEC 2017

New Year's message

Let me begin by sending my very best wishes to you all for a very Happy New Year. As I send...


28 DEC 2017

Greenest year ever

I am delighted that the UK is leading the world in clean growth, reducing emissions faster than any...


28 DEC 2017

Nettlebed Post Office

I only became aware that there is a problem in Nettlebed with the Post Office just before Christmas....


26 DEC 2017

Neighbourhood Planning Champion

Neighbourhood Planning is transforming the planning system throughout the country and over 2,200...


26 DEC 2017

Good news for Puma 2 and RAF Benson

Airbus Helicopters has saved 25 jobs at RAF Benson and at its base at Oxford Airport. This arises as...


24 DEC 2017

Happy Christmas

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful time.


21 DEC 2017

Universal Service Obligation for broadband

Yesterday, the Culture Secretary announced a Universal Service Obligation that will give everyone in...


20 DEC 2017

Interventions in debate on Ukraine

John Howell (Henley) (Con) What my right hon. Friend is saying makes perfect sense, particularly...



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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Email: howelljm@parliament.uk
House of Commons
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01491 613072
PO Box 84
Watlington
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.