Harlow Labour leader tells MP: “Robert Halfon needs to focus on his own voting record”

News / Thu 15th Jul 2021 at 11:15am

WHILE the current Harlow MP is trying to re-write history, and his own party’s councillors position on the proposed second crossing of the Stort, he is voting for some dreadful things in the Commons says Harlow Labour leader, Chris Vince.

Cllr Vince said: “Early this week Halfon voted to cut international aid.  Causing untold devastation to thousands of people across the globe and increasing the amount of refugees and asylum seekers needing support in the future.  We don’t get richer by making the poorest people in the world poorer.  Even former Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May voted against it.

“Now he’s voted in favour of his government’s controversial Health and Care bill, a bill which fails to protect our NHS against market forces and privatisation from US healthcare companies.  If there is further privatisation of our NHS, and the inevitable lack of care for those most vulnerable in our society, then this will be on the head of Harlow’s current MP.

“Perhaps Mr Halfon should spend less time taking cheap shots at the last Labour administration and focus on what is right for the people of Harlow”.

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7 Comments for Harlow Labour leader tells MP: “Robert Halfon needs to focus on his own voting record”:

Michael Hatton
2021-07-15 11:28:57

Sir. About time that Cllr Vince omits all the 'if's that he continuously uses and adheres to facts.

Kay Morrison
2021-07-15 12:32:59

You have avoided dealing with the facts, Michael Hatton. That devalues your 'comment'.

Paul Henderson
2021-07-15 13:59:22

We are sending aid to countries like China and India that have space programmes! China is persecuting ethnic minorities and oppressing Hong Kong. How much of our aid actually reaches the needy and how much is stolen by foreign despots and corrupt officials? We have domestic needs to cater for first. Labour are past masters of spending other people’s money!

Paul Henderson
2021-07-15 14:06:50

Robert Halfon was re-elected with a huge majority. He is an excellent ambassador for our constituency and is constantly meeting with constituents. The same cannot be said for Cllr Vince, who only just managed to scrape back in preventing a complete wipe out of Labour in the May elections. If he and his party focused more on the Town and it’s residents instead of attacking the Government and our MP, they might not have left the town in such a dismal state.

gary roberts
2021-07-15 14:27:15

This Conservative government has been in power for eleven years and still we get the Labour did this, Labour did that nonsense. I would ask of Mr. Halfon this: in eleven years where is the investment in our public services gone? The NHS is important to me so I listened to the debate on the Health bill yesterday and found it depressively bad and sadly getting worse. The shortfall in staff at all levels will mean that the backlog in treating serious illness and important surgery will be delayed for months if not years. The Bill itself is just trying to rectify the Lansley reforms of 2012 and falling well short. No mention of mental health or a comprehensive reform of social care. I would ask if Mr. Halfon actually knew what he was voting for? It will not increase the chances of Harlow getting a new hospital this side of 2026 if ever. And all this carnege because, as Mr. Halfon told me in 2019, Labour left a note in the Treasury in 2010 saying there was no money left: You couldn't make it up or could you?

Jawad Sharief
2021-07-16 07:20:30

As i am a golden eagle i am not impressed with the new sugar tax as i am already paying a sugar tax on my coke in McDonald's i am paying £1.43 for a coke why ask for more sugar tax robing Peter to pay Paul what is the government doing with the sugar tax i am already paying thieves that's what they are and incompetent to

Daniel Long
2021-07-16 11:03:32

Again, this is a bit rich coming from him when it is thanks to his party, the Labour party, who, when they were the administration party of Harlow increased the council tax 8 time in the 9 years of their administration, putting alot of finacial strain on the hard working families in Harlow. So who is he to say we dont get richer by making the poor poorer when his party have done that to Harlow residents. So he needs to look at his own parties errors, faults,tatics before pointing the finger at Robert Halfon and the conservatives Harlow administration party.

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