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General Election 2019

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Dear Editor, I want to say a huge thank you to the people of Harlow who put their trust in me in the ballot box on Thursday. This time it was not enough to bring the change we need, and I feel deeply sad about…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon returned to the House of Commons for the first time after winning an historic fourth victory in the General Election. Each MP has to enter the chamber and be sworn in before the new parliamentary session begins. Mr Halfon will be…

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BILL Rammell was MP for Harlow between 1997 and 2010. Back in 1997, over 25,000 Harlow residents voted for him and he had a 10,000 majority over the Conservatives. On Thursday night, Labour lost by over 14,000 votes and just 13,000 voted for the Labour…

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Dear Editor, I WOULD like to thank the many thousands of voters in Harlow who kindly supported me at this election, once again. To be selected as MP and to work hard for Harlow is such an incredible honour. It was at 10-years-old, after visiting…

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Sir, WHEN you ever lose an election the easiest thing to do is to proportion blame. Blame Jeremy Corbyn. Blame the media. Blame Laura Kuenssberg. Blame our Brexit policy. Blame our candidates. Blame Jess Philips. Blame Internet trolls. Blame Robert Halfon’s sign maker. Blame the…

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CHARLOTTE Cane and the Liberal Democrat team more than doubled the Liberal Democrat vote since the last general election. Ms Cane said: “I enjoyed talking with people in Harlow, who were welcoming and willing to discuss issues with me, even when we didn’t agree. I…

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Editorial AT 2am on Friday morning, it was announced that the Conservative Robert Halfon had won a historic fourth term as MP for Harlow and the villages. He had polled 27,510 votes. He also received a record share of the vote (63%), beating his share…

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A NUMBER of Harlow councillors stood as parliamentary candidates around the country. How did they get on? The three who stood were: Old Harlow councillor, Joel Charles (Cons) Sumners and Kingsmoor councillor, Russell Perrin (Cons) Little Parndon councillor, Chris Vince (Lab) St Helens North result…

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ROBERT Halfon has held the seat of Harlow and the Villages. This was a historic fourth win for the Conservative MP. Mr Halfon won by a majority of 14,063. This is a huge leap from 2017, when he won by 7,031. Below is the announcement…

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AS is our tradition, both in local and national elections, we like to have a go at predicting the outcome of the result in Harlow. Firstly, we must pay tribute to the three candidates who have stood in the first place. It takes a huge…

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By the Save Our Libraries Essex Campaign Harlow’s libraries are still not safe – what will our prospective parliamentary candidates do? A YEAR ago, Essex SOLE (Save Our Libraries Essex) was formed in response to Essex County Council’s proposals to close many of the libraries…

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By Chloe Walpole Harlow College School of Journalism LOWERING the voting age and making housing affordable for young people were just two of the topics that parliamentary candidates were questioned about by Harlow College students at a Hustings last week. The three parliamentary candidates for…

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Dear Ms McAlpine, THERE is no doubt that getting Brexit done is one of the biggest issues facing the UK. We have one chance to get Brexit done. If we fail to do so and fail to honour the people’s decision to leave the EU,…

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WE just wanted to signpost readers to our General Election 2019 channel. We wrote the first story on October 29th. Since then we have published 74 stories focussing on the issues that affect the constituency of Harlow. For the record, we think it gives all…

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By Janet Szpakowski THERE was an empty chair at the Education Election Hustings on Monday evening at Passmores Academy as Robert Halfon failed to attend the hustings/forum. Some weeks ago, Rhys Martin, prganiser for the Eastern region of the National Education Union (NEU), had invited…

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Sir, I WATCHED Your Harlow’s interview with Labour’s parliamentary candidate (Dec 8th) and became very concerned to hear her espousing class warfare along straight Marxist lines. This is not the failed ideology the people of Harlow expect the Labour Party they may have previously supported…