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20 SEP 2017

A third bridge

I want to correct the impression given by broadcasts on Radio Berkshire yesterday that a new bridge...

15 SEP 2017

Win for South Oxfordshire residents in housing need calculation

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced in the House of Commons this...

15 SEP 2017

Henley constituency schools get an average increase of almost 2% increase under new National Fair Funding Formula

I have long campaigned for fairer funding in schools and was pleased, from the perspective of this...

13 SEP 2017

Good news on unemployment

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show the Henley Constituency retains...

10 SEP 2017

John Howell MP poses in pink at Westminster to support Breast Cancer research

I have dressed in pink to lend his support to Breast Cancer Now's flagship fundraiser, wear it pink,...

10 SEP 2017

The Seaside and other things

In September I shared, via social media, news of a £40m investment in our coastal communities. It...

06 SEP 2017

Development in South Oxfordshire

Today, the SODC Planning Committee met to discuss a planning application for 245 houses located on...

01 SEP 2017

Working households

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics reveal there are nearly a million more working...

01 SEP 2017

Executive pay

The subject of pay seems to come up in the media on a regular basis, either because we think people...

16 AUG 2017

Unemployment in July

The Henley Constituency remains one of the best performers when it comes to unemployment. In July...

15 AUG 2017

The railways

It is a great shame that those calling for the renationalisation of the railways after today's no...

04 AUG 2017

Thames Farm Planning Appeal Decision

Like many people I have reacted with disappointment and disbelief at the decision by the Planning...

01 AUG 2017

National Lottery investment in the Henley constituency's heritage hits £11,402,365 million

I welcome investment in the Henley constituency and I encourage constituents to apply to the...

26 JUL 2017

Investment in schools

The end of the school year is not a time to forget our schools. It is a time to set them up for the...

19 JUL 2017

Good news on Neighbourhood Planning

Two important reforms to Neighbourhood Planning come into force today (19 July 2017) which are...

19 JUL 2017

Intervention and speech on British prisoners in Iran

John Howell I congratulate the hon. Lady on securing this important debate. She is being very...

18 JUL 2017

Speech today on Anglo-Polish relations

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I think my hon. Friend the Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel...

18 JUL 2017

John Howell MP appointed new Envoy for autism charity

Last night (17 July) I was appointed a new Envoy to the autism charity, SPACE. The acronym stands...

18 JUL 2017

John Howell MP welcomes announcement on £1.3 billion boost to the core schools budget

i have welcomed the announcement that there will be an additional £1.3 billion for schools...

15 JUL 2017

Beating Cancer

This week I committed my support to help Cancer Research UK save more lives in this constituency...

12 JUL 2017

Comments on Euratom

John Howell (Henley) (Con) As I mentioned in my intervention, I represent the Culham UKAEA...

12 JUL 2017

Job Centres saved and unemployment

Today, new figures for unemployment in the constituency were released which show a further drop in...

11 JUL 2017

Chiltern Edge update

Speaking on BBC Radio Oxford this morning, I welcomed the news that the County Council were...

10 JUL 2017

Question to Secretary of State for Defence

Mr Speaker On this question, I call John Howell. John Howell (Henley) (Con)  The millions spent...

09 JUL 2017

Thame Town Music Festival

On Saturday 8 Jul 2017, I attended the Thame Town Music Festival. I met some of those who had...

05 JUL 2017

Speech on the Middle East

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I refer the House to my entry in the Register of Members' Financial...

05 JUL 2017

Question to Cabinet Ministers

John Howell (Henley) (Con)  What steps the Government are taking to ensure the cyber-security of...

05 JUL 2017

Debate on Neighbourhood Planning

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I have been involved with neighbourhood planning since I first entered...

04 JUL 2017

Speech on Serbia and Albania and Europe

John Howell (Henley) (Con) This is a time for everyone to congratulate you on your successful...

29 JUN 2017

Question on 21st century Fox/SKY merger

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I am glad that the Secretary of State has pointed to the need to make...

29 JUN 2017

The pay cut amendment to the Queen's Speech

The pay cap of 1% on public sector workers may need to be revised as some of my colleagues are...

24 JUN 2017

Participation in debate on housing

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Does my hon. Friend accept that one way of driving forward house...

24 JUN 2017

Question to the PM about Grenfell Tower

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Will the results of the individual examinations to which the Prime...

21 JUN 2017

'World of Opportunity' SME Export Grants Programme

Applications can be made for 20 UK SMEs to win a grant of £2,000 to fund a trade mission, trade...

21 JUN 2017

Grenfell Tower fire

The fire at Grenfell Tower in London was tragic. I am still coming to terms with the loss of life....

19 JUN 2017

Chiltern Edge and Benson

Two good news stories. First, great news for Chiltern Edge. I have received a letter as a serious...

15 JUN 2017

John Howell MP sworn in as MP for the Henley constituency

It was a great privilege to be sworn in at the House of Commons as the MP for the Henley...

14 JUN 2017

John Howell MP welcomes fall in constituency unemployment figures

I have welcomed the figures announced today that show a drop of 20 in the number of people...

28 APR 2017

Two new academies in South Oxfordshire

Two new academies are to be funded in South Oxfordshire. The Secretary of State for Education,...

28 APR 2017

Internationalism and the Henley constituency

No mainstream political party denies the result of the referendum on 23 June.  Each of them has...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 8 - World Forum for Democracy

At the Spring Council of Europe I was invited to play a role in taking forward the World Forum for...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 7 - Interpol

I made a seech on the importance of getting interpol right and stopping abuse of the Red Notice...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 6 - European values

I looked at the question of antisemitism and Islamaphobia as well as the role of the Liberal...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 5 - N Caucasus

The N Caucasus may seem a long way away but it is essential to keep the pressure up on Russia on...

27 APR 2017

Spring Council of Europe 4 - Corruption, the fate of LGBT men in Chechnya, Bulgaria

I made a seech summarising a number of points - corruption, the fate of LGBT men in Chechnya,...

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 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.