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HOMELESSNESS in Harlow has reached its lowest since 2010, with a reduction of 54 per cent between January 2018 and January 2019, according to figures released by Harlow charity, Streets2Homes. In March, Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, secured £231,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has questioned why there doesn’t seem to be any system of inspection for parents who home school their children. The subject came up on Tuesday morning as he chaired the education committee in the House of Commons. Mr Halfons’s committee was…

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FOLLOWING a question in the House of Commons Chamber to the Schools Minister yesterday, the Harlow MP questioned the Academies Minister and the National Schools Commissioner about Aspire Academy in Harlow during his Education Committee today. When Aspire Academy in Harlow was taken over by…

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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow, has reacted to the news that some local councils are opening new libraries while the libraries at Tye Green, Mark Hall and Great Parndon are at risk of closure under Essex County Council’s current plans. The data was collected by…

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UNISON welcomes Harlow MP’s opposition to privatisation at Princess Alexandra Hospital HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has written to Princess Alexandra Hospital today (Tuesday), urging it to “reconsider” contracting out its cleaning services. The MP’s intervention came after UNISON representatives met him last week to explain…

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MONDAY marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week with apprenticeships up and down the country being praised. This annual event brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, has long…

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THERESA MAY vowed towns across the UK would benefit from a £1.6 billion post-Brexit fund to “transform” communities. Confirming revelations about the size of the pot earmarked for deprived areas of the country, she insisted Tory areas would benefit alongside Labour ‘Leave’ towns. She was…

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ON THURSDAY, Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, called for an urgent statement in the House of Commons on Government support for and revival of local printed newspapers. This follows an announcement at the end of January that the Harlow Star would be closing its doors…

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AFTER having sent out thousands of letters to local residents before Christmas and receiving hundreds of responses, Robert Halfon is continuing to work hard and campaign hard to keep Harlow libraries open. Today, he travelled to Essex County Council with pupils from two Harlow schools,…

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IT looks like the safest tactic for politicians could be to use the football manager’s retort that they are taking it “one game at a time”. YH caught up with Harlow MP Robert Halfon after he had opened the new Charnley Ward at Princess Alexandra…

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PASSMORES Academy students got the opportunity to visit the House of Parliament this week. The students received a tour of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and got to watch them debating Brexit. They saw the Chancellor Phillip Hammond be quizzed…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has vowed to back the Prime Minister Theresa May as she faces a “Vote of Confidence” tonight (Wednesday). Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the powerful 1922 committee, emerged this morning to announce the threshold of 48 letters had been ‘exceeded’…

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HARLOW Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate, Laura McAlpine, has responded to the Your Harlow article “Harlow MP vows to ‘clamp down on potholes’” posted earlier this week. Mr. Halfon had urged local residents to report any potholes to the Council and stated: “Our town and road infrastructure…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the Houses of Commons to ask a question about fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT). Mr Halfon said; “I believe that action should come sooner rather than later—I refer Members to my entry in the Register of…

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Harlow MP meets with Sainsbury’s CEO to discuss what merger means for Harlow THIS week, MP Robert Halfon met with the Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s to seek assurances for Harlow workers amidst the Sainsbury’s-Asda merger. This was following conversations the Harlow MP has had with…

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HOUSE OF COMMONS RECEPTION FOR MANAGER OF THE CLOCK HOUSE IN HARLOW HARLOW MP Robert Halfon greeted a delighted Claire Mevo from the Clock House, in Harlow, at the House of Commons to congratulate her on graduating from Stonegate Pub Company’s ‘Bar to Boardroom’ management…