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19 OCT 2017

Latest monthly unemployment figures

The total number of unemployed claimants in Henley constituency in September 2017 remains the same...


18 OCT 2017

My speech on people with learning difficulties

John Howell (Henley) (Con) I will not make a long intervention, but I put on the record my thanks...


17 OCT 2017

My speech to Nigeria's agriculture minister

COPY OF MY SPEECH TO NIGERIA'S AGRICULTURE MINISTER AND PARTY Good morning I am delighted to be...


17 OCT 2017

My speech on health in Oxfordshire

Sir Roger Gale (in the Chair) Mr Howell has indicated to me very courteously that as one of Her...


17 OCT 2017

Design of housing intervention

John Howell (Henley) (Con) My hon. Friend is talking about quite serious snagging problems, and...


17 OCT 2017

Question on Culham and Euratom

John Howell (Henley) (Con) Following conversations with the leadership of the Culham Centre for...


17 OCT 2017

My question on Iran

John Howell (Henley) (Con) If the agreement will not in itself control Iran's financing of...


14 OCT 2017

My question for the President of Ukraine at the Council of Europe

Mr Howell (UK) - There has been speculation in the New York Times and elsewhere that the success of...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on Youth against Corruption

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – Nothing that I...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on intersex children

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – Let me also...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on new genetic technologies

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – As the...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on prosecuting Daesh

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – It is clear that the atrocities of Daesh have been absolutely...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on Ukraine

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


14 OCT 2017

My speech to the Council of Europe on the Venice Commission

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – Let me say...


14 OCT 2017

My question at the Council of Europe to the President of the Czech Republic

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – Mr President, I want to take you outside Europe for a moment....


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on the OECD

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – I read the...


14 OCT 2017

My question at the Council of Europe to the Committee of Ministers

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – Should the...


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on integrity

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


14 OCT 2017

My speech at the Council of Europe on Jordan

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom) – I have nothing but praise for the report and its rapporteur, and...


04 OCT 2017

Zero hours contracts

A flexible labour market is important for business and works for many in giving greater opportunity...


26 SEP 2017

The end of the SHMA

One of the biggest pieces of good news for Oxfordshire runs the risk of being overlooked. It is...


26 SEP 2017

More money for Neighbourhood Plans

Neighbourhood Plan groups across the country will benefit from support worth almost £23 million...


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...



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
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.