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

  • Letter calling on governments to act on tax havens

    Below is the text of a letter sent to The Guardian that I was happy to sign, with MEP and MP colleagues, calling on governments to take action against tax havens: Dear Sirs, We, the undersigned parliamentarians, are deeply concerned by recent revelations ...

  • The future of fusion research

    In a speech tonight to the European Parliament Plenary session I argued that Britain must remain in Euratom and within the European research framework for fusion power. I told the Session: “Nuclear fusion is the holy grail of energy research, with the ...

  • Academic freedom is worth fighting for

    Last week I met with Student Officers and staff of Kent Union and students from the University of Kent (above) to listen to their concerns about the threat Brexit presents to UK Universities. The University of Kent brands itself as the UK’s ‘European ...

  • South East England needs the Single Market

    In 1988 somebody said this: “Just think for a moment what a prospect that is. A single market without barriers—visible or invisible—giving you direct and unhindered access to the purchasing power of over 300 million of the world's wealthiest and ...

  • Call time on the countries of convenience

    The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands aren’t most people’s idea of ‘paradise’, but they provide useful addresses people you might otherwise spot in Monaco or Montserrat. This week’s BBC Panorama documentary on the Paradise Papers exposed some ...