John Howell (politician)
OBE FSA FRGS MP
|Member of Parliament |
Assumed office |
27 June 2008
|Preceded by||Boris Johnson|
27 July 1955|
Wandsworth, London, England
Alison Parker (m. 1987)
|Alma mater||University of Edinburgh, St John's College, Oxford|
John Michael Howell OBE FSA FRGS (born 27 July 1955) is a British Conservative politician. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Henley, having won the seat in the Henley by-election, 2008.
He worked as a tax inspector (1982–1985) for the Inland Revenue (now known as HM Revenue and 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.
Howell has 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."
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. He served on the Work and Pensions Select Committee and Justice Committee
In 2012 Howell reported receiving death threats after responding to a question on whether he would be acting try to halt Israeli military actions with a reference to Hamas rocket attacks in an online exchange.
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- Henley Conservatives
- Profile at Parliament of the United Kingdom
- Contributions in Parliament at Hansard 2010–present
- Voting record at Public Whip
- Record in Parliament at TheyWorkForYou
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