Make JOHN HOWARTH Your FIRST CHOICE
In 1994 John Howarth came within a whisker of winning Thames Valley, a seat Labour had not targeted, and again served Labour as a candidate in the South East at the 1999 European Election. He has again been selected by Labour as a candidate for the South East Region at the European Parliament Elections in 2014.
John says, “I am proud to represent my Party once again and I am honoured by the support I have received. I want to use my experience to help the South East do well from Europe. We need Labour MEPs who engage positively, make our case effectively and deliver results. We don’t need MEPs who merely use their positions to play politics in Brussels – UKIP has achieved nothing for people in the South East.”
John is an experienced representative who gets results. He served for 11 years as a Labour councillor on Berkshire County Council and on Reading Borough Council (the Unitary Authority). As a member of the South East England Assembly and the Regional Transport Board he championed infrastructure projects including the rebuilding of M4 Junction 11 and the Brighton Bus Priority project. As Chair of the Reading Station Project Board John was able to help win vital EU funding that helped keep the scheme alive when Tory Rail Privatisation had thrown the industry into chaos and then successfully lobbied the Labour Government to commit funding to the project.
Journalism and Blog Posts
John has written for newspapers, magazines and websites. This site continues to feature many of John’s articles, including his writing on politics, travel, entertainment and his newspaper columns.
Albion Terrace is an originals rock band in which John writes songs and plays guitar. You can find out more about Albion Terrace and keep in touch by ‘liking’ the band’s Facebook page by following the band on Twitter or if you really want to know by listening to us play live at Soundcloud.