John Howarth is Labour MEP for South East England. 

The constituency includes Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex - that's a population of more than 8 million adults.

John is working for a future that:

  • Protects the rights and freedoms of all British and European citizens
  • Safeguards jobs and employment rights
  • Enables business to thrive and trade easily

John says: “I want to see a fair deal for the UK and a future that delivers the same benefits we enjoy as members of the European Union.

"This was the promise made by those who campaigned for a 'leave' vote in the referendum and by Theresa May's Conservative Government. They must be held to account on that promise.”

This site will carry regular updates on John's activities in the Parliament and South East England. It also gives you some information about John, how to contact the South East Labour MEP's office and updates from John on his activities.

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Recent Posts

  • Commemorating Passchendaele 100 Years On

    Today's commemoration on the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele, are highly personal for me. During this Autumn I intend to visit the area because I believe the commemoration of the sacrifices of the ordinary working people who fought ...

  • The Week in Brussels – 14 June 2017

      I’ve just returned from my first week in Brussels. Taking over as MEP mid-term means that you have to run around setting everything up again almost from scratch - but we are getting there. As well as getting my new office up and running, I was able ...

  • Strasbourg Session – 6 June 2017

      Getting to Strasbourg is notoriously difficult and is best planned well in advance. To take my seat as soon as practical I didn’t have that luxury and the logistics meant that I arrived at the Parliament after EU Commission President, Jean-Claude ...

  • An unexpected turn of events

      Becoming an MEP was the last thing I expected Since I stood for election to the European Parliament in 2014 and, again, missed out narrowly, I have taken a relatively low profile in political life. While I always knew it was a possibility, were Anneliese ...