Read about the Henley by-election 2008, in which John Howell was elected to succeed Boris Johnson, who had stood down after becoming Mayor of London.


A new film from Henley

Featuring a host of stars including Paddy “I never predict the outcome of elections, but this one feels good” Ashdown, Ming Campbell, Julia Goldsworthy, Nick Clegg, Brian Paddick, lots of balloons and several printing machines. … Read the full post »


Grant Shapps plays a by-election blinder

Sit back, kick off your shoes and enjoy a quality piece of political timing. Day One: Conservative by-election candidate and county councillor John Howell misses two key votes on a proposed so-called eco-town in Oxfordshire. Day Two: Conservative MP Grant Shapps speaks out against eco-towns in Parliament saying what an important issue it is. But presumably not … Read the full post »