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04 JUL 2015

John Howell MP pledges to champion autism awareness in the Henley constituency

On Monday 29 June, at a reception at the Houses of Parliament, as a member of the All-party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA), I pledged to promote more autism awareness in the Henley constituency. I met local families and heard moving testimonies from people living with autism, a lifelong condition which affects over 3,000 people in every Parliamentary constituency. The event was attended...

01 JUL 2015

Child poverty changes

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith, made a statement in the House of Commons on Wednesday 1 July on child poverty. In it he said that he wanted to focus on making a meaningful change to children's lives by extending opportunity for all, so that both they and their children can escape from the cycle of poverty and improve their life chances. This process will mark a shift...

29 JUN 2015

New positions for Henley MP, John Howell.

Today (Monday 29 June 2015), I was invited to assist the government in the further development of Neighbourhood Plans and to help spread their take-up across the country. My appointment was announced during parliamentary questions to the Communities and Local Government team.  My question and the reply were: John Howell: Does my right hon. Friend agree that neighbourhood planning represents the...

25 JUN 2015

Local MP pledges to end the ovarian cancer postcode lottery

I have signed up to a new campaign to end the ovarian cancer postcode lottery, launched by national charity Target Ovarian Cancer. I pledged my support for the new campaign in parliament this week after Target Ovarian Cancer released a new report highlighting the regional differences between survival rates of ovarian cancer, awareness and participation in clinical trials. More needs to be done...

25 JUN 2015

John Howell MP supports heart research to save lives

This week I showed my support for UK medical research by joining British Heart Foundation (BHF) scientists and heart patients to hear how research is helping to save and improve the lives of the millions of people affected by heart disease. At an event in Westminster, I spoke with heart patients and BHF-funded researchers to learn more about the latest research projects, the hope they offer to...

25 JUN 2015

Comments on superfast broadband

I had prepared a speech for the debate on superfast broadband held today in Westminster Hall. In the end, the debate ran out of time before I was called. However, I did manage to make an intervention which I reproduce below. John Howell (Henley) (Con): Does the hon. Gentleman accept that inviting other technology providers is an option, albeit one that could prejudice access to Government money...

23 JUN 2015

Justice Select Committee

Good news today! I have been re-elected to membership of the Justice Select Committee.  Some continuity is important as is the presence of someone who is not a lawyer. 

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.