John is a Labour MEP for South East England. He is a member of the European Parliament budgets, budgetary control, and internal market and consumer protection committees.
Before being returned to the Parliament, John spent 28 years as a business owner, director and consultant. Born into a mining family on Tyneside, John attended the local comprehensive school and became the first of the family to go to University. He graduated from the University of Essex in Economics and went on to gain a Master’s in Art History and Theory. John has served as a senior councillor, first on Berkshire County Council, and then on Reading's Unitary Council, where he was responsible for Transport and Environment issues.
John is married and has two grown up children, Jamie and Jess, and a step daughter, Alex. When not working John’s main interests are playing guitar, following Newcastle United, cooking for friends and family and the occasional round of golf.
Committee on Budgets
Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
Committee on Budgetary Control (Substitute)
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Substitute)
Delegation for relations with Palestine (Substitute)
John Howarth MEP
c/o Reading and District Labour Party
62 Portman Road