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John Howell’s voting in Parliament

John Howell is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, John Howell sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • John Howell generally voted against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

We have lots more plain English analysis of John Howell’s voting record on issues like health, welfare, taxation and more. Visit John Howell’s full vote analysis page for more.

John Howell has occasionally rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Intelligence and Security Committee: Russia Report 22 Jul 2020

    My right hon. Friend may be aware that I have done more than most to try to stop the return of Russia to the Council of Europe, so I recognise the enduring threat that it poses. Does he share my belief that the Russia report largely underplays the bigger picture and that there is a distinct risk to the UK through the international institutions to which we jointly belong?
  • Coronavirus Response 20 Jul 2020

    Is my right hon. Friend aware that co-trimoxazole is receiving tests against covid in Bangladesh and that the increasingly good results from there and India will be published very shortly? When are we likely to see it in use here?
  • Sale of Arms: War in Yemen 13 Jul 2020

    How will this sort of action against Saudi Arabia achieve reciprocity in the Yemen? There are two sides to this conflict. One is led by the Houthis and their backers, Iran, and we have no examples of how to control the arms sales that go to them.

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Conservative MP for Henley

Entered the House of Commons on 27 June 2008 — Byelection

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Topics of interest

John Howell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Communities and Local Government
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Health
  • Transport
  • Justice
  • Israel: Palestinians
  • Goring and Streatley Station
  • Iran
  • Iran: Nuclear Power
  • Christ Church College

Currently held offices

  • Member, Justice Committee (since 2 Mar 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 9 Mar 2020)
  • Member, Justice Committee (11 Sep 2017 to 6 Nov 2019)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (26 Oct 2015 to 24 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Justice Committee (6 Jul 2015 to 3 May 2017)
  • Member, Justice Committee (8 Sep 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Work and Pensions Committee (14 Jul 2008 to 6 May 2010)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020.

1. Employment and earnings
From 17 September 2019, Associate of SP Broadway Ltd (communications company), Radcot Lodge, Radcot, Bampton OX18 2SX. Until further notice, I will receive fees of £800 per month for providing strategic long-term advice. Hours: 2 hrs a month. (Registered 25 September 2019)
8 October 2019, received additional sum of £400 for strategic work. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 01 November 2019)
22 June 2020, received additional sum of £1,000 for strategic work. Hours: 3 hrs. (Registered 30 June 2020)
30 June 2020, received additional sum of £1,700 for strategic work. Hours: 6 hrs. (Registered 30 June 2020)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: David Barnett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
Name of donor: Bernard Taylor
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 January 2020)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: CAE plc
Address of donor: Innovation Drive, Burgess Hill RH15 9TW

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: For a member of staff and myself, attendance with lunch at the Royal International Air Tattoo, total value £1,260

Date received: 20 July 2019

Date accepted: 20 July 2019

Donor status: company, registration 921122

(Registered 01 August 2019)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Address of donor: 12 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2LP

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Airfares, accommodation and related expenses, with a total value of £7,085.46

Destination of visit: Singapore

Dates of visit: 17-24 August 2019

Purpose of visit: In my capacity as Chairman of the APPG on Alternative Dispute Resolution, to examine the development of Singapore as a global arbitration and mediation hub.

(Registered 28 August 2019)
Name of donor: (1) Australia Israel Cultural Exchange Limited (AICE) (2) Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd (CFI Ltd)
Address of donor: (1) Suite 836, St Kilda Road Towers, 1 Queens Road, Melbourne 3004, VIC, Australia (2) CFI Ltd, Blick Rothenberg, 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DG

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): (1) Air travel, VIP airport service, accommodation and hospitality with a value of £1,750 (2) Other accommodation and hospitality with a value of £550

Destination of visit: Jerusalem

Dates of visit: 14-17 December 2019

Purpose of visit: Multilateral conference between UK, Israel, Australia and USA.

(Registered 07 January 2020)

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