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Robert Halfon

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DESPITE the best efforts of local paramedics, leadership of the East of England Ambulance Trust has over many years, let Harlow residents down claims Harlow MP Robert Halfon. In the House of Commons today, Mr Halfon, called for the East of England Ambulance Service, which…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has condemned the actions of former Conservative councillor Marco Lorenzini following the discovery of a tirade of racist tweets hosted on his social media accounts. YH spoke to Mr Halfon as he did the rounds of his constituency on Friday afternoon.…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon is spearheading a new parliamentary campaign to end the increasingly long waiting times that consumers face when trying to get through to utility and service provider companies. Hundreds of thousands of people across the country wait upwards of 45 minutes to…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a question on school pupil access to computers. Robert Halfon asked: “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of school children…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has written to the Charity Commission calling for a statutory inquiry into the National Union of Students and its trustees regarding allegations of antisemitism reports Sky News. Robert Halfon, chair of the education select committee, said he was “particularly concerned about…

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EDUCATION Select Committee chair and Harlow MP Robert Halfon has criticised the National Union of Students after they failed to send a representative to answer questions from MPs on topics including “recent controversies on antisemitism” reports The Jewish News. Tuesday’s meeting of the Committee in…

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The Government’s multi-million pound catch up programme risks failing pupils who need it the most, leaving them facing an “epidemic of educational inequality”. In its new report, MPs on the cross-party Education Select Committee find that delivery partner Randstad is clearly not delivering on its…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has for many years campaigned to cut the cost of living with a higher National Living Wage, lower taxes for lower earners and freezing fuel duty – which has saved drivers £15 every time they fill up.  With the looming cost…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has told YH why he questions the wearing of masks by children in school. In his role as Chair of the Education Select Committee, Mr Halfon has been an ardent campaigner on ensuring children continue to learn throughout the pandemic. He…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has told YH that he “feels a sense of loyalty towards our prime minister”. He was responding after an extremely difficult week for the beleaguered PM Boris Johnson as questions and criticism over Downing Street parties continue. This was Mr Halfon’s…

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WITH schools reopening this week after the Christmas holidays, Harlow MP Robert Halfon has expressed his concerns that making it compulsory for students to wear face masks could affect children’s mental health. He said the regulation should take into account the wellbeing of children who…

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HARLOW’S MP, Robert Halfon, has announced the winner and runners-up of his 2022 Christmas card competition. Robert Halfon said: “In all the difficulties in the past year, one of the highlights has been seeing so many special Christmas card designs as hundreds of Harlow school…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is battling to prevent schools closing in January. Mr Halfon, won is also chair of the Commons’ education select committee asked the government why there was not an army of retired teachers ready to support schools during the pandemic. In an…

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LAST night, Members of Parliament – including Harlow’s MP, the Rt Hon Robert Halfon, passed the Government’s new “Nationality and Borders Bill” to tackle illegal immigration.  The Bill, which is set to become law, has three key objectives: To make the system fairer and more…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask a question regarding prison reform. Mr Halfon said: “I welcome the statement. My hon. Friend will be aware that the Select Committee on Education has undertaken an inquiry on prison education, and…

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SOON after Robert Halfon was elected the MP for Harlow in 2010 he campaigned for Harlow to be granted Enterprise Zone status. In 2011, the then Chancellor George Osborne granted Harlow the flagship status meaning that local businesses in the zone could benefit from lower…