Letter to Editor: Why you should back Hannah Ellis to be Harlow’s next MP from Robert Halfon

Elections / Mon 3rd Jun 2024 at 08:42am

Dear Editor,

IT was the greatest honour to serve as your MP for fourteen years.

I know what it takes to fight for Harlow and the villages in Parliament. It is the best job in the world, but it is certainly not an easy one. 

 We need someone who knows how to get things done and be our champion in Parliament, even when the going gets tough.

Hannah is that person. She started in my office on work experience at seventeen and ended up running my office before going on to greater things. She is an outstanding individual – determined and kind with an extraordinary work ethic. 

And she is Harlow through and through. I know Hannah will make the best MP for Harlow and the villages.

I sincerely hope you will support her on Thursday 4th July to cut the cost of living, ensure Harlow homes for Harlow people, secure investment into our town, make our streets safer, create opportunities for our next generation and deliver Harlow’s new hospital. 

Yours ever,

Robert Halfon – MP for Harlow, 2010-2024

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15 Comments for Letter to Editor: Why you should back Hannah Ellis to be Harlow’s next MP from Robert Halfon:

Nicholas Taylor
2024-06-03 09:15:26

Slick advert, no substance. No mention of the villages and as for supporting communities, well her government saw the slashing in numbers of Sure Start Centres, promises of a new hospital which is still a decade away, the formerly named Public Health England move to Harlow mothballed, hundreds of people living in flats converted from office blocks and a town centre which looks like a bomb site. So thanks but no thanks!

2024-06-03 09:18:35

I don’t know Hannah and she may well be decent but if Robert Halfon is backing her it tells you all you need to know… vote for someone else.

2024-06-03 10:29:38

It would be interesting to find out when Hannah was selected. Given her closeness to Robert Halfon I would have expected this to be BEFORE he announced his departure but was she?

2024-06-03 10:32:00

Hannah, as you are standing up for Harlow perhaps you could tell us 1. when will the decision re Cllr Leppard be announced and 2. How much was paid for the Burnt Mills flats, and when will they become occupied?

David Forman
2024-06-03 11:40:00

The Labour Party"s report into Antisemitism cases by Martin Forde KC recommended a maximum time limit of 9 months to resolve cases. That makes 18 January 2025 the time limit for dealing with Leppard's case. Maybe, Labour supporters expect standards of other parties that they themselves are not prepared to sign up to? Maybe, supporters of other parties expect miracles, but a key aspect of British justice is a fair hearing and expecting a political party to rush through an investigation during a general election is clearly not reasonable or fair. If constantly harping on about Leppard is all they care about, yet do so little to campaign or explain about the evils of discrimination and racism then you can see that their principles are threadbare. The work of anti-racism is to make society a better place to live and work for all people, not for opportunist electoral purposes to eliminate political rivals.

2024-06-03 12:22:42

Why was she walking through Old Harlow High Street where it looked all quaint , and not through Market Square in the Town Centre, anyone would think the Tories were embarrassed by it

Nicholas Taylor
2024-06-03 12:51:05

David, no surprise that a KC would make such a recommendation, anything that can extend the course of justice to make the legal profession more bucks. He said of course it should take a maximum of 9 months. This is just another reason why the public are loosing faith with politicians. The Party have a set of rules and procedures, there is I believe just one occasion where Cllr Leppard is accused of making a comment. Cllr Swords claimed it would take just days to come to a decision. It is now 46 days.

2024-06-03 14:45:31

David, I am a floating voter and I am a cynicist (I know its not a real word) voter so just thought I would chuck in my comments about Cllr L and the BM flats. Hopefully we will hear from Miss Ellis very soon.

2024-06-03 15:06:12

I find it extraordinary that Halfron the brexiter somehow thinks that his party's 14 years of failures and decay is a great track record on which to present as a platform for Ellis. She and the entire tory party should hang their heads in shame and just stop talking as very few are listening any longer. At least with Labour we know that they will prioritise fixing the NHS and not have their friends have their snouts in the trough. One hopes they will also get us back into the EU so that we can turbo charge growth and fix our crumbling public services including public housing, over and above the NHS, from the much higher tax receipts. Before the brexiters start pointing out how badly Germany is doing, without asking why (ie weening themselves off Russian gas), look at Ireland. Thay have more tax receipts than they know what to do with. That is what the UK has lost and where the brexit dividend it being enjoyed.

Mr Hankey
2024-06-03 19:27:49

We need more sewage in the water, that's why I would vote Tory!

James Gamble
2024-06-03 20:08:00

Another career politician. The only work experience is a part-time job in Doringtons.

2024-06-04 11:16:14

No real world experience, where is the real conservative party people who have actually worked outside the westminster bubble. Sadly it seems CCHQ have taken to parachuting SPADs etc into seats as they do not trust local associations. I was honestly expecting Joel Charles to be the candidate for Harlow. He has stood in a few places ( which normally part of the process) and is obviously keen to be an MP.

Mark Lavender
2024-06-04 12:17:31

Running on their record? After waiting since the last GE for the hospital and PHE (in whatever guise) only to be told now it will be in the mid 2030s, you can sort of see why Robert has departed the stage.

Stephen Archer
2024-06-05 06:33:25

Sorry Hanna, it's nothing personal, but I cannot vote for the Conservative candidate based on the last 14 years of shambolic government. It's been a Conservative carousel of chaos. I notice Mr Halfon has already got off, now is the time to halt this far from merry go-round. Sir Keir Starmer might be boring, but personally I could do with a bit of boring as welcome relief.

Mark Gough
2024-06-08 17:42:57

Firstly Trevor, Halfon voted to remain in the 2016 referendum in a constituency that voted 68.1% leave. Secondly, the last Labour Government did more to privatise the NHS than any other in history, and crippled it with massive PFI debts, targets that distorted medical priorities and gave us private cleaning firms, the loss of Matrons on wards and sky high parking charges. Look at the disaster that is the Welsh NHS! If you trust Labour on Housing, why did they not build any Council Housing from 1997-2010. Look at their dreadful Housing record in London and Wales. Mark Gough -Leader Harlow UKIP

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