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22 MAY 2016

The Queen's Speech

I have welcomed the Queen's Speech as the next step in delivering security for working people, increasing life chances for the most disadvantaged, and strengthening our national security. It is a One Nation Queen's Speech that will improve lives across the country, and contains measures that will...

22 MAY 2016

Universal Broadband Service Obligation

The Queen's Speech introduces a new Broadband Universal Service Obligation, giving all citizens and businesses the legal right to have a fast broadband connection installed. This is expected to have a beneficial effect on remoter parts of the constituency that have been struggling to access...

22 MAY 2016

Mobile coverage in OX10 6 area

"There is a massive change in the way Mobile Network Operators relate to coverage in this country and it will guarantee £5 billion of investment in mobile infrastructure", so said the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, responding to a letter I sent to him. In the letter, I...

14 MAY 2016

Goring Neighbourhood Plan Exhibition

On Saturday 14 May 2016, I attended the exhibition which was held in Goring as part of the production of the village's Neighbourhood Plan. Neighbourhood Plans allow local communities to share responsibility for the planning system in their area with the local District Council. They give local...

11 MAY 2016

Protecting and speeding up local plans

I recommend the report of the Local Plan Expert Group (LPEG) on the simplification of local plans. The report was delivered to the Communities Secretary, Greg Clark MP, and to the Minister of Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP and the consultation on it finished at the end of April. I was a...

10 MAY 2016

New amendment on child refugees

A new amendment has been agreed on the issue of child refugees. A new amendment has been passed that removes the arbitrary figure of 3,000 as the number of child refugees that should be brought here. We will also work, first, with individual councils to establish their preparedness to receive...

10 MAY 2016

Question to Education Secretary

John Howell (Henley) (Con) In one of the most affluent constituencies in the country I could find only six schools that were ranked as outstanding. That is the result of successive cosy relationships with the LEA under different administrations. What is my right hon. Friend going to do to make sure...

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:
0207 219 6676
Email: howelljm@parliament.uk
House of Commons
London, SW1A 0AA
01491 613072
PO Box 84
Oxfordshire, OX49 5XD
Surgery: 01491 613072

Surgeries are rotated between Henley, Thame, Chinnor, Woodcote and Watlington.

Election on 7 May 2015

At the General Election on 7 May 2015 I was returned as the MP for the Henley constituency.  I am honoured to have a majority of 25,375 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 over the next 5 years.

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E- Newsletters

I frequently publish a number of  e newsletters to keep members of the constituency who have given me their e mail addresses informed of my activities here and in Westminster. These include newsletters to parish councils and newsletters to the general public.  If you would like to subscribe for any of these please send an e mail to  john.howell@oxfordshireconservatives.com with the word Subscribe in the headline. You will also need to include proof that you are a constituent - the postcode of your house will suffice.