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01 DEC 2015

My speech on the Middle East

John Howell (Henley) (Con): Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. I will try to fill the 10 minutes that you have now made available to me, although I have prepared a speech to last for seven minutes. We will see how it goes. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bracknell (Dr Lee), who is no longer in his place, on securing this debate. I draw Members' attention to my entry in the...

30 NOV 2015

My question to the Health Secretary

John Howell (Henley) (Con):As the chairman of the alternative dispute resolution all-party group, may I confirm that it is always right to identify common ground before going into a negotiation at ACAS? I do not think that anyone should underestimate the amount of common ground that the Secretary of State has achieved in getting the ACAS talks going. What will it now take to get the BMA to call...

30 NOV 2015

John Howell MP supports Thame in Rising Star category of Great British High Street Awards

Today (30 November) I attended the award ceremony in London for the Great British High Street. Thame had won a prestigious Rising Star award in what was a closely fought competition. Speaking at the event, Marcus Jones MP, the Minister for High Streets, praised Thame's entry and pointed to the quality of the offering on Thame High Street and the robustness of its Neighbourhood Plan. It was a...

26 NOV 2015

John Howell MP pledges to help STOP bowel cancer in the Henley constituency

Following a recent event held at Westminster by leading charity Bowel Cancer UK, John Howell MP for Henley and Thame pledged to take action in Parliament and locally to stop bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK, affecting both men and women. Every year over 41,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, that's one diagnosis every 15 minutes, and more than...

25 NOV 2015

John Howell MP welcomes the ChancellorÂ’s commitment to deliver economic and national security for working people in the Henley constituency

I have welcomed the Chancellor's Spending Review and Autumn Statement. It delivers on the promise the Conservative Party made to the British people that we would put their security first by: Protecting our economic security – taking the difficult decisions to live within our means and bring our debts down. The public spending plans set out in the Spending Review mean Britain will reach a...

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.