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Conservative MP for Henley
- Entered Parliament on 27 June 2008 — Byelection
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Voting record (from PublicWhip)
How John Howell voted on key issues:
- Voted very strongly for an investigation into the Iraq war. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the rate of VAT. votes
- Voted very strongly for university tuition fees. votes
- Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year. votes
- Voted very strongly for greater autonomy for schools. votes
- Voted very strongly for equal gay rights. votes
- Voted very strongly against allowing ministers to intervene in inquests. votes
- Voted very strongly against a more proportional system for electing MPs. votes
- Voted moderately for more EU integration. votes
- Voted for replacing Trident. votes
- Voted very strongly for laws to stop climate change. votes
- Has never voted on a smoking ban. votes
- Voted moderately for Labour's anti-terrorism laws. votes
- Voted moderately against automatic enrolment in occupational pensions. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging occupational pensions. votes
- Has never voted on a transparent Parliament. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
Topics of interest
Asks most questions about
- Departments: Communities and Local Government, Health, Justice, Work and Pensions, Transport
- Subjects (based on headings added by Hansard): Ordnance Survey, Witnesses, Planning Permission: Appeals, Housing: Low Incomes, Townlands Hospital
(based on written questions asked by John Howell and answered by departments)
Public Bill Committees (sittings attended)
- Growth and Infrastructure Bill Committee (12 out of 14)
- Localism Bill Committee (24 out of 24)
- Bribery Bill Committee (5 out of 5)
- Financial Services Bill Committee (14 out of 14)
- Sustainable Communities Act 2007 (Amendment) Bill Committee (2 out of 1)
- Children, Schools and Families Bill Committee (3 out of 12)
- Welfare Reform Bill Committee (9 out of 9)
- Child Poverty Bill Committee (9 out of 10)
- Finance Bill Committee (17 out of 18)
- Saving Gateway Accounts Bill Committee (4 out of 5)
- Equality Bill Committee (19 out of 20)
- Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill Committee (3 out of 3)
- Business of the House: Child-care Ratios (9 May 2013)
“Is this not a debate about the quality of the staff, rather than the number of the staff? Will affecting the ratios not improve the status and professionalism of the profession?”
- Petitions: Mobility access to Goring and Streatley Station (24 Apr 2013)
“I should like to present a petition from more than 1,000 local residents about the railway station at Goring in my constituency. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Goring and Streatley and the surrounding area, Declares that the Petitioners are concerned about the provision of mobility access to Goring and Streatley station. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of...”
- Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation: amendment of the Law (21 Mar 2013)
“One is tempted to start with the unemployment figure in one’s constituency—it is down by 25% since April 2010—but I wish to speak about housing. It is appropriate to raise that issue today because our reforms are as much about the supply of housing as about the demand for it and about the importance of that sector and of the construction sector as a whole. The Localism Act...”
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- Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Has received answers to 6 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
- Has voted in 91.30% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
- People have made 3 annotations on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
- This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 87 times in debates — below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)
Register of Members’ Interests
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