Tory Howell wins election with ease

Boris Johnson and John Howell MP meeting in Thame
Boris Johnson and John Howell MP meeting in Thame

Thame’s re-elected MP John Howell says that he is looking forward to helping to enact a majority Tory government’s ‘radical’ changes.

Mr Howell, 59, retained his seat after Friday’s election count, increasing his share of the vote with a 25,375 majority.

He was first elected in 2008 in a by-election when former Tory MP Boris Johnson stood down to become Mayor of London.

And Mr Johnson, who won the Uxbridge and South Ruislip parliamentary seat on Friday, came to Thame market during the election race to support Mr Howell’s campaign.

Speaking after his victory was announced Mr Howell said: “I think the key issue for me to focus on in Thame is the neighbourhood plan, and the issues surrounding big planning.

“I fully support the neighbourhood plan and I look forward to that being upheld.”

And speaking about the national picture Mr Howell said: “I am looking forward to the fact that we have a Conservative majority without anyone else for the next five years.

“I am looking forward to the radical changes that we will be able to make as a majority party.”

He added: “My job is to report to the people of this constituency and that is what I will continue to do.”

Mr Howell travels to Westminster on a Sunday night, and returns on a Thursday after his Westminster duties are fulfilled.

He then spends the rest of his time in the constuency and lives in Walbrook.