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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:
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Let me start by drawing the attention of the House to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. My purpose in speaking in this debate is because, like the Secretary of State, I share the view that the important thing here is the integrity of the planning system, and that context is all important for any planning application, since an application is decided on the basis of...
If my hon. Friend will forgive me, I will not give way. We are all aware of councils who seek to hold up an application by delaying the hearing, but here the reasons given for dismissing the application by the inspector were not complicated: the impact on heritage sites, the unacceptable level of affordable housing and conflict with existing policies. The next element in this debate is the...
In my role as the Prime Minister’s trade envoy to Nigeria, may I say that that our best high commissions around the world, such as that in Abuja, already work on an integrated basis? Does not this merger merely justify what is already happening on the ground?
Conservative MP for Henley
Entered the House of Commons on 27 June 2008 — Byelection
John Howell campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 22 Jun 2020.