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25 JUN 2016

Council of Europe 6 - no to fear of terrorism

At a special ceremony at the Council of Europe, I stood up to say NO to hate and fear. I committed to follow up on this initiative in the UK parliament. We have to prevent the mutual suspicion and hostility that fear of terrorism engenders as an ill in its own right.

25 JUN 2016

Oxford research team opens lab for diabetes week

People are coming together throughout Diabetes Week (13th – 19th June) to raise awareness of diabetes, a condition which now affects around 4 million people in the UK. To mark this occasion, Diabetes UK-funded researcher Dr James Cantley, at the University of Oxford, will open the doors to his lab...

25 JUN 2016

Working with the police

I spent the evening working alongside the police in Henley and in South Oxfordshire last Friday (17th June 2016). The evening involved participation in two shifts of police work. The first involved patrolling the southern part of the district in car and dealing with an incident on the Gainsborugh...

25 JUN 2016

Statement on the referendum

I am disappointed at the UK's decision to leave the European Union. The result was always going to be close. It could have gone either way and it went the way it did. We have to accept that. Whilst I am disappointed by the overall result, I'm very pleased to see that South Oxfordshire...

25 JUN 2016

Council of Europe 5 - violence against migrants

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – The report identifies a number of problems. There must be general agreement on ending violence, but how that is achieved will depend on whether the migrants are settled. Since the report asks for the provision of...

25 JUN 2016

Council of Europe 4 - transparency and openness

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson for the European Conservatives Group) – I have read the report very carefully and I can agree with many of its conclusions. The starting point, which the report acknowledges, is that lobbying is part of the functioning of a democratic society. We are all,...

25 JUN 2016

Council of Europe 3 - culture and democracy

Mr HOWELL (United Kingdom, Spokesperson of the European Conservatives Group) – There is no better way for me to start than by quoting from the opening sentence of the first report: "Culture and the arts...are a powerful tool for preventing radicalisation and...in building democratic citizenship."...

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.