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Robert Halfon

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Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, has today brought a little bit of Essex to the House of Commons chamber by asking the Prime Minister about Harlow’s very own White Van Woman. Alison Hickling, from Harlow, was featured in The Sun today talking about the government’s success…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has urged the government to look at value for money, overcrowded trains, and upgrading carriages on the West Anglia Main Line, which links Harlow to London, and Stansted Airport. Minister for Transport, Claire Perry, then agreed to meet with Robert to…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is calling on the Government to do more pothole repairs across Harlow. Mr Halfon has raised the issue in Parliament after learning that the number of potholes on 125 miles of roads in Harlow increased to 632 in the first quarter…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has backed a petition to save the lollipop men and women of Harlow. Essex County Council have launched a consultation into the future of the service. Mr Halfon said: “I am working hard with Potter Street lollipop lady Jane Chivrall to…

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THE fight for Bingo was taken directly to London as nearly 200 people marched to voice their support for lowering the tax duty on bingo. They were met by Harlow MP, Robert Halfon who was delighted to see such a large crowd of constituents as…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to promote his proposal to reform the Conservative Party as the Workers’ Party. Mr Halfon spoke on the subject during Business of the House Questions in the House of Commons yesterday. He…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has reacted to Essex County Council;s announcement on youth service provision. Mr Halfon said: “As some residents may already know, Essex County Council recently held a consultation into the future of youth services in Essex, in order to find appropriate places…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has continued to back calls for an increase in the minimum wage. Mr Halfon said: “As many readers may have already heard, George Osborne told the BBC yesterday that he supported an above-inflation increase in the National Minimum Wage, and will…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon in a blog piece for the Huffington Post has called on David Cameron and his party to not forget the ordinary working man. Mr Halfon said: “Although the economy is healing, workers are still feeling the pinch as wages remain stagnant,…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has conducted a report that shows how customers are being ripped off by sometimes hundreds of pounds if they do not pay their energy bills by direct debit, with one company charging an extra £390. In the UK, 45% of people…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon appeared on BBC’s Newsnight on Wednesday night to back calls for an increase in the minimum wage. Mr Halfon said: “Last night, I appeared on BBC Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman to talk about the National Minimum Wage and the merits of…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has gone on the record to defend his reason for voting against a Labour motion to investigate the reason for Foodbanks. Whilst much has been written on the 269 MPs who voted against the motion. Mr Halfon has echoed other Conservative…

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LOCAL MPs including Harlow’s Robert Halfon are joining staff and volunteers at St Clare Hospice in calling for the public to vote for their peoples million campaign, a spokesperson for the hospice said, “They are the experts when it comes to winning the public’s vote…

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PHARMACISTS IN Harlow have been noticing the increasing number of prescriptions for TB for a long time. And now the growing numbers have come across Harlow MP, Robert Halfon’s radar. In his latest blog, Mr Halfon writes: “I have been getting figures together on Tuberculosis…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon has defended his position on the bedroom tax after Labour candidate, Suzy Stride noted his absence from the debate in parliament on Tuesday evening. Robert Halfon said: “In a week when it was announced that unemployment in Harlow continues to fall,…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has welcomed Office for National Statistics figures which show the number of people claiming unemployment benefit in Harlow has fallen by 102 in the past year. The number of claimants in the town last month – 2,221 – is also 38…