IN a debate on the Lea Valley Greenhouse Glass Industry, lead by Charles Walker MP, Robert Halfon questioned why local residents objections to a waste incinerator proposal have been ignored by Hertfordshire County Council
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has stepped up the campaign against the closure of (Old) London Road by raising the issue in the House of Commons Chamber and tabling a Commons motion.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon, a former education minister and staunch critic of the prime minister, has been elected as chair of the House of Commons education committee.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has responded to pleas from parents who are unhappy about plans to turn the school into an academy.
WE caught up with Mr Halfon at Harlow College on Friday and asked us to give a little more detail regarding the background to the vote and where he stands on public sector pay.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to answer questions on the digital revolution in Wales.
ON Monday Harlow MP Robert Halfon officially launched a campaign to bring free wi-fi to the town centre.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has been named deputy chairman of the Conservative Party in a speech about the post-election reshuffle made by Prime Minister David Cameron.
LAST year, Bishop Auckland MP, Helen Goodman asked a number of questions in the House of Commons over donations made to the Harlow Conservatives.
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, is spearheading a campaign to get streetlights in Harlow switched on, and kicked off the campaign by raising the issue in Parliament today (Thursday).
DURING Robert’s question, who was waving a copy of the Sun in the House of Commons chamber, asked the Prime Minister whether he had seen the story about Alison, and asked him to confirm that “white van women, especially from Essex, are the wheels of our long term economic plan?”
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has urged the government to look at value for money, overcrowded trains, and upgrading carriages on the West Anglia Main Line, which links Harlow to London, and Stansted Airport. Minister for Transport, Claire Perry, then agreed to meet with Robert to discuss his concerns more fully, and see what more could be done.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is calling on the Government to do more pothole repairs across Harlow. Mr Halfon has raised the issue in Parliament after learning that the number of potholes on 125 miles of roads in Harlow increased to 632 in the first quarter of this year.
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has backed a petition to save the lollipop men and women of Harlow. Essex County Council have launched a consultation into the future of the service.
They were met by Harlow MP, Robert Halfon who was delighted to see such a large crowd of constituents as they marched to Downing Street. The crowd voiced their support following the launch of a national campaign at the beginning of the year that called for the Government to lower bingo duty.
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to promote his proposal to reform the Conservative Party as the Workers’ Party. Mr Halfon spoke on the subject during Business of the House Questions in the House of Commons yesterday.
However, I am greatly saddened to hear that there may be some redundancies, although I am not yet aware of the details. The youth workers in Harlow are exceptional and Essex Council should do everything possible to help people find work if any of them are made redundant.
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has continued to back calls for an increase in the minimum wage. Mr Halfon said: “As many readers may have already heard, George Osborne told the BBC yesterday that he supported an above-inflation increase in the National Minimum Wage, and will be recommending this to the Low Pay Commission.
AS Conservatives, we say that we are on the side of hardworking people. For this reason it is right that the government has increased the personal allowance. If, however, the slogan ‘for hardworking people’ really is to mean something, the Conservatives have to become the Workers’ Party.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has conducted a report that shows how customers are being ripped off by sometimes hundreds of pounds if they do not pay their energy bills by direct debit, with one company charging an extra £390.
HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon appeared on BBC’s Newsnight on Wednesday night to back calls for an increase in the minimum wage. Mr Halfon said: “Last night, I appeared on BBC Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman to talk about the National Minimum Wage and the merits of potentially increasing it, to help hardworking families across the UK who are struggling with the cost of living. I was joined by fellow Conservative MP, Mark Reckless.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has gone on the record to defend his reason for voting against a Labour motion to investigate the reason for Foodbanks. Whilst much has been written on the 269 MPs who voted against the motion. Mr Halfon has echoed other Conservative MPs such as Romford MP, Andrew Rosindell and Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price who have pointed to the wording of the motion and believed that it was less about Foodbanks and more about an opportunity to condemn government policies.
LOCAL MPs including Harlow’s Robert Halfon are joining staff and volunteers at St Clare Hospice in calling for the public to vote for their peoples million campaign, a spokesperson for the hospice said, “They are the experts when it comes to winning the public’s vote so it’s fantastic that our local MPs are backing our People’s Millions campaign. We will be out and about canvassing for the community’s support come voting day on Wednesday, November 27 when we will be urging people to pick up the phone and help us win £50,000 for our ‘Space to Breathe’ garden.”
To my shock, TB in Harlow is on the rise and over double the national average. It is 28.1 per 100, 000 compared to 13.9 per 100,000 nationally. Thirteen percent is from recent transmission. For every person who has untreated TB, the disease can potentially spread to ten to fifteen people a year.