Harlow MP Robert Halfon believes King’s Speech will “build a better Harlow”

General / Fri 10th Nov 2023 at 11:17am

HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has issued the flowing statement on the King’s Speech on Tuesday in Parliament.

Mr Halfon said: “I was honoured to hear the King’s Speech in Parliament this week which will set out the Government’s new plan for legislation over the coming year. 

“As the MP for Harlow, I truly believe that the priorities and ambitions outlined in the Speech will deliver for Harlow residents.

Championing education and skills. Since my first-ever speech in Parliament in 2010, I have always championed education and skills. For this reason, the emphasis on high quality support for apprenticeships mentioned in the King’s Speech was really welcome. Since 2010, we have seen over 5.4 million apprentices across the country, over 8,000 of which have been in Harlow.

“We are also going to introduce the new Advanced British Standard at schools and colleges which will bring technical and academic qualifications. 

Building an even better Harlow. Alongside the work our Conservative Harlow Council is undertaking to regenerate our town centre, backed by over £45 million pounds of Government investment which I have secured, we are taking more action to strengthen our society and keep people safe. 

“Harlow is a trailblazer area for our work to cut down anti-social behaviour. Indeed, with 30 new police officers recruited in Harlow, and the largest ever Essex police force of 905 officers, anti-social behaviour is down by 60% however, there is still much work to do. 

“There will also be tougher sentences for serious crimes and more support for victims by blocking the parole for the most serious offenders. 

Cutting the cost of living. Thanks to the work of the Prime Minister, the economy is growing and inflation has fallen by almost 5% over the past year. This is important because it affects the cost of our everyday spending on items like food, clothing and energy bills. The Government will continue to work hard to ensure inflation continues to fall and prevent any further interest rate rises which will help support every Harlow resident with the cost of living. 

Protecting the NHS. The Government has confirmed the construction and investment of hundreds of millions of pounds for our new state-of-the-art healthcare campus for Princess Alexandra Hospital. Whilst construction plans for the new campus progress, Princess Alexandra hospital has also received additional funding to support the A&E Department, more hospital beds, £235,000 for mental health services and has recruited 53 doctors and 170 nurses since 2019. 

“The King’s Speech also outlined plans to prevent children from taking up smoking which will also save the NHS billions of pounds which can be used to provide more life-saving treatments for people across the country. 

“This was a King’s Speech which outlines our commitments to growing the economy, strengthening our society, keeping people safe and promoting our national interests. I will continue to work hard for Harlow and ensure that these policies deliver for our communities to make Harlow the best place to live, work and grow up.” 

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9 Comments for Harlow MP Robert Halfon believes King’s Speech will “build a better Harlow”:

2023-11-10 11:29:38

"...recruited 53 doctors and 170 nurses since 2019." He must not have heard about these things that happened called a pandemic and Brexit that have absolutely decimated the NHS workforce since 2019. "We might have levelled this entire city, but hey check out this neat little tent I found!"

2023-11-10 11:30:19

The cost ofliving was caused by his parties actions in covid printing billions of pounds. THe NHS is appalling and beyond saving it is massively political and the actions of his government in covid broke it beyond repair by adding 4 million to the wait list. What are we paying our taxes for as we get nothing in return the political parties (all of them) play us for fools. My only question is what will Robert do when he loses his seat next year, given his love for education can I suggest retraining as a teacher

gary roberts
2023-11-10 13:58:13

Anyone believe that nonsense? More police officers in Harlow: do me a favour. More investment in PAH? I nearly smiled. Cutting the cost of living? When did that happen. The queues at the food bank[s] are getting bigger. The quicker Mr. Halfon is dethroned the better for the town. But who will replace him?

David Forman
2023-11-10 15:52:27

Gary Roberts wonders who would replace Halfon? I certainly hope it is not cowardly Chris Vince. Vince is a member of human rights organisation Amnesty International, an organisation that has publicly called for a ceasefire in Gaza. Chris Vince by contrast has sat silent. The Editor of YourHarlow doesn't like certain words being used to describe politicians, so let's play 'Give Us a Clue'. It's one word with two syllables: first syllable is a heavy African animal that swims a lot and the second syllable rhymes with Brit. One more clue, the word begins with H.

2023-11-10 21:28:47

What will build a better Harlow and a better Great Britain would be for the Tories to become a proper Conservative Party, one that allows the membership to elect it's leader, a party that goes back to the Small state, we don't need interference at every step of the way, a party of low taxation both personal and business, a party that is tough on crime, a party that can actually control immigration, get the basics right Rob and you might just be in with a chance.

James Leppard
2023-11-10 21:58:17

Chris Vince has been asked to comment on two letters to the editor and demurred. What is Chris Vince hiding?

Luke Burton
2023-11-10 22:31:38


2023-11-11 00:56:16

Dave Foreman, given the current options a Turnip would get my vote, anything but anything that this current set on incompetents.

Gary Scott
2023-11-29 09:57:31

He is a politely liar,just like the rest of them, we need Harlow people to stand and take our town off these parasites that spend our money on there wacky ideas, they only care about an ideology that does not work and never has, tory ,Labour, liberals and greens, there a joke

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