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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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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?
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?
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.
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: 10 Aug 2020.