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John Howell’s voting in Parliament
This is a random selection of John Howell’s votes, where they voted similarly to their party.
Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year Show votes
1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010.
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 14 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Generally voted for fewer MPs in the House of Commons Show votes
6 votes for, 2 votes against, 1 absence, between 2010–2020.
Consistently voted for an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Show votes
11 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2020.
Generally voted for a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Show votes
6 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2011–2016.
Consistently voted for university tuition fees Show votes
5 votes for, 0 votes against, between 2010–2017.
Last updated: 12 Oct 2020.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is aware of problems with the 119 helpline to resolve covid-19 vaccine data inaccuracies; and what steps he is taking to help people whose data is incorrect.
As the leader of the UK delegation to the Council of Europe, I have a major problem: we have to deal with the Russians all the time, almost on a daily basis. The question I have asked, and to which I have not received a proper answer from anyone, is how we should deal with them, and in a way that takes the debate further. We as a delegation have spent our time hassling the Russian members by...
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Conservative MP for Henley
Entered the House of Commons on 27 June 2008 — Byelection
Topics of interest
John Howell campaigned to remain in the European Union
- Commonwealth and Development Office
- Communities and Local Government
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Department of Health and Social Care
- Israel: Palestinians
- Goring and Streatley Station
- Iran: Nuclear Power
- Coronavirus: Vaccination
Currently held offices
- Member, Local Government (Disqualification) Bill Committee (since 24 Nov 2021)
Other offices held in the past
- Member, Justice Committee (2 Mar 2020 to 8 Jun 2021)
- 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: 13 Dec 2021.
1. Employment and earnings
From 17 September 2019 until 1 November 2021, Associate of SP
Broadway Ltd (communications company), Radcot Lodge, Radcot, Bampton OX18 2SX. I received fees of £800 per month for providing strategic long-term advice. Hours: 2 hrs a month. (Registered 25 September 2019; updated 04 November 2021)
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