Robert Halfon MP unanimously re-adopted as Harlow’s Conservative candidate for next General Election

News / Mon 10th Apr 2023 at 07:36am

AT a recent meeting of the Harlow Conservatives, Robert Halfon MP, was unanimously re-adopted to fight the next General Election in Harlow as the Conservative candidate.

Robert fought the 2001 and 2005 elections before winning in 2010, 2015, 2017 and 2019 with a 14,063 majority at the last election.

The next General Election could be called anytime between now and January 2025. YH’s money is on May 2024.

In his press release Mr Halfon refers to him securing hundreds of millions of pounds of investment into Harlow from the Government and his “proud record of building an even better Harlow, including the £800 million move of the UKHSA to Harlow, the £45 million Towns Fund and Levelling Up Fund to transform the town centre, the £30 million for Harlow’s Enterprise Zone, the £20 million into Harlow College, the £85 million construction of junction 7a and much more besides”.

Robert has helped thousands of residents and businesses with issues they have faced and has supported local charities, sports teams, organisations and the whole community of Harlow every single day.

Commenting on his re-adoption, Mr Halfon, said: “I am truly honoured to have been re-adopted as the Conservative candidate for the next General Election in Harlow. I am proud to call Harlow my home and work hard every day to stand up for Harlow, fight for Harlow and build an even better Harlow.

“During my time as MP, I have secured hundreds of millions of pounds of investment to transform our town in the coming months and years; have campaigned tirelessly to cut the cost of living resulting in the National Living Wage, the thirteen-year fuel duty freeze and lower taxes for lower earners; and to champion education skills and apprenticeships meaning we have seen 8,000 new apprenticeships in Harlow since 2010, over £50 million invested to upgrade our schools and over £20 million to make Harlow College one of the best colleges in the country.

“I will continue to work hard for Harlow every single day as your MP and look forward to the next General Election, whenever it comes, and will be standing on my record of delivering for Harlow.”

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12 Comments for Robert Halfon MP unanimously re-adopted as Harlow’s Conservative candidate for next General Election:

Cllr James Griggs (Lab)
2023-04-10 08:43:12

A record to be proud of? Let’s have a little look shall we… 1000 Sure Start centres CLOSED 780 Libraries CLOSED 700 Football Pitches CLOSED Foodbank use UP 5400% Homelessness UP 1000% Rough Sleeping UP 1200% Evictions at a record high Student Fees UP 300% Student Debt UP 150% National Debt UP from £850billion to £2.25trillion GDP falling against Euro and Dollar £Billions wasted on dodgy PPE contracts £Billions wasted on failed Covid Test and Trace £Billions lost by the Truss/Kwarteng Budget LARGEST FALL in Living Standards on record Brexit opportunities NONE NHS in crisis GP provision in crisis Ambulance waiting times UP A&E waiting times UP Crime UP Anti Social Behaviour UP Inflation UP Taxation UP at 70 year high Energy Costs UP by eye watering amounts Education system in crisis Tory lies and corruption UP Transport infrastructure CRUMBLING Division and fear stirred UP in our communities Promised integrity and professionalism VANISHED without trace References to being Conservative or Tory on your profiles VANISHED Oh, by the way, where’s the new hospital you’ve been promising for years and years? No mention of that in your press release I see! Ladies, gentlemen, one and all, I give you 13 years of a Tory Government and of Harlows MP Working Hard for Halfon

Luke Burton
2023-04-10 09:14:59

Mr. Halfon's conduct during the Conservative Party leadership crisis sealed the deal for me - I can't vote for somebody who flip-flopped like a windsock. He told us to give Boris Johnson a chance, multiple times on YourHarlow. He then told Boris Johnson to resign and welcomed Liz Truss. He then told us to give Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng a chance, multiple times on YourHarlow. He then told Liz Truss to resign on YourHarlow and welcomed Rishi Sunak. What does Mr. Halfon believe in? I've absolutely no idea.

gary roberts
2023-04-10 09:33:51

Mr. Halfon, I can see you now as a great fictional crime writer after you leave office. You could use your last thirteen years in office as its base. Indeed you could become the next Jeffrey Archer without the Shepherds Pie and champagne but with a great photo shoot opportunity at every edition. You could start with a detective who talks BS with warm words but is so incompetent all the investigations take years and also do not see inside a court room for years after that. And when they do everyone has forgotten the plot. It could then be serialised by the BBC with your hero Boris Johnson as the lead actor with Cameron, May, Truss and Sunak as the villains. Blimey I am having nightmares already..........

Adam Taylor
2023-04-10 09:44:13

Nice guy but a classic politician, he has only ever worked in politics which is why we are in the mess we are in (labour are the same also) Lets looks at Halfon's term in office since 2019, we have had lockdown the largest violation of human rights ever, which lead to impacting on the poorest, largest welfare transfer ever, education destroyed, economy in tatters. The whatsapp leaked messages showed HIS government used military psychological operations unit to terrify the UK about what turned out to be a minor (for most respiratory virus - only 25 deaths from it at PAH). This is on top of the fact that lockdown effectively destroyed the NHS. Then we have the hospital which has not happened and is unlikely to happen. We have the largest cost of living crisis thanks to the printing billions of pounds in covid. This is coupled with decades of neglect to ensure energy security while pushing insane netzero policies which have done nothing but made life harder especially for the poor. Now we have the highest tax burden since the war and the gov is trying to tell us it cut taxes for businesses which is nothing but lies and manipulation. I hope that there is a good challenger to Rob because honestly he deserves to go along with the rest of them. Politicians lie and manipulate but they very rarely deliver.

Nicholas Taylor
2023-04-10 09:58:50

Take a close look at the picture and note the number of Councillors supporting Robert. I will not repeat the numerous comments about the appalling record of Robert and his Party, both nationally and locally, they speak for themselves and are of course facts. What can be termed "errors of judgement" have occurred time and time again during the last 13 years. I hope that readers will take this into account when they go to vote in the local elections next month. Nicholas Taylor, Leader of the Harlow Alliance Party.

Peter Linden
2023-04-10 11:24:22

Any money harlow has been given gets waisted and spent in the wrong area's. The town is falling apart as is the whole country, every aspect of life is becoming harder, nothing is going well locally or nationally. The country under the tories has been bankrupted, with incompetent leadership.. No matter who comes in things will be hard to improve. But harlow gas gone down hill since mr halfon and his government has been in power. This B.S about a new hospital is just more lies, smoke and mirrors from the tories. It was boris jonhson who was elected on a manifesto of 40 new hospitals. 20k new police. Yet nothing has been built anywhere. Lying about parties is one thing but his manifesto on which he was elected on was pure BS too. Sorry robert i love harlow but it become a broken town.. No hope for the young, health. Crime. Poverty, self harming.. Mental illness.. Rsods, rivers. You name it we suffer it. Thanks for nothing.

Luke Burton
2023-04-10 11:59:34

Two banner-ads on the frontpage of YourHarlow promoting Mr. Halfon, and the middle of this piece is not in quotes: "Robert has helped thousands of residents and businesses with issues they have faced and has supported local charities, sports teams, organisations and the whole community of Harlow every single day.". Which reads as if this is fact - without citations. Can the editor of YourHarlow confirm the policy on political advertisements and articles?

Alderman Durcan (new title)
2023-04-10 15:45:45

The biggest issue is that he claims he has provided all this investment to Harlow,which as normal for the MP is incorrect. I will accept he has worked in partnership with others but to keep up this blatant misinformation is just wrong. Stop owing the world and accept that others have worked much harder than you. no mention of PAH so suspect he has at least learnt telling a lie over and over again never changes into the truth. Let’s hope the great community of Harlow and villages accept enough is enough and he enjoys his very generous pension.

Peter Henegan
2023-04-10 19:02:22

Can't really disagree with the comments made by cllr Griggs, Luke Burton you missed the biggest flip flop of all namely RH being a Remainer but changing to keep his seat. So of course we can all now consider voting for the labour candidate.....hang on, there isn't one, thats how important Harlow is to them!

Adam Taylor
2023-04-10 23:37:20

Who would vote for an independent who only sat for one term?

David Forman
2023-04-11 10:21:09

Good to hear Robert Halfon is not going to start a new job on Channel 4 Racing as a tipster, because the people of this country are poor enough!

David Forman
2023-04-11 10:40:44

The government’s has also lied about migration and asylum. Last week the Guardian exposed Priti Patel's lies. The Home Office has admitted it has no evidence to back one of the key justifications for its crackdown on small boat crossings. As home secretary in 2021, Priti Patel told parliament that “70% of individuals on small boats are single men who are effectively economic migrants”. Suella Braverman repeated that false assertion. However, when asked via a Freedom of Information request for evidence to support Patel’s claim, the Home Office admitted it had none. Its response – dated 20 March 2023, a year after the request was sent – states: “We have carried out a thorough search and we have established that the Home Office does not hold the information requested.” See link: https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/apr/08/home-office-admits-no-evidence-to-support-key-claim-on-small-boat-crossings

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