John Howell (politician)

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John Howell
John Howell MP.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Henley
Assumed office
27 June 2008
Preceded by Boris Johnson
Majority 16,588 (31%)
Personal details
Born (1955-07-27) 27 July 1955 (age 59)[1]
London, England[2]
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Alma mater University of Edinburgh, St John's College, Oxford

John Michael Howell OBE [FSA] FRGS (born 27 July 1955) is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley, having won the seat with an increased share of the vote in the Henley by-election, 2008.

John Howell studied at the University of Edinburgh and holds a doctorate in archaeology from St John's College, Oxford.[3] He worked as a tax inspector (1982–1985) for the Inland Revenue (now known as HM Revenue & Customs) before moving into the world of accountancy and consultancy as a tax adviser at Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. He became a partner in Ernst & Young in 1990 and was responsible for opening Eastern Europe after the fall of communism.[citation needed]

Howell has also been a presenter for BBC World and was a councillor on Oxfordshire County Council from 2004 to 2009. In 2000, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for "services to Export in Central and Eastern Europe."[4]

Following the 2010 General Election, Howell was appointed the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the House of Commons and the Lord Privy Seal, then Sir George Young, Bt. MP.[5]

Howell is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Geographical Society.[3]



  1. ^ "John Howell MP". BBC Democracy Live. BBC. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Entry, Who's Who, Oxford University Press.
  3. ^ a b "About John". John Howell MP. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 55710. p. 14. 31 December 1999.
  5. ^ UK Parliament Biographies - John Howell, OBE MP

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Boris Johnson
Member of Parliament for Henley