Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Cautious to the end

DESPITE being overwhelming favourite to retain his seat, Henley MP John Howell was taking nothing for

DESPITE being overwhelming favourite to retain his seat, Henley MP John Howell was taking nothing for granted right up until almost the last moment.

In the event the Conservative increased his majority to more than 25,000.

But he tells me: “I arrived at the countat 4.15am and had an idea that I had won because I was getting messages about how the count was going but I took nothing for granted.

“My acceptance speech was written on the back of an envelope in the car on the way there.”



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