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Robert Halfon

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is the new chair of the UK’s House of Commons education committee. In a short time, he has already made quite an impression. This week, Mr Halfon has stated that he wants to see 50 per cent of those going into…

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IN a debate on the Lea Valley Greenhouse Glass Industry, lead by Charles Walker MP, Robert Halfon questioned why local residents objections to a waste incinerator proposal have been ignored by Hertfordshire County Council and urged for an open and transparent consultation. Robert also asked…

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Robert Halfon campaigns against the closure of (Old) London Road HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has stepped up the campaign against the closure of (Old) London Road by raising the issue in the House of Commons Chamber and tabling a Commons motion. Robert said, “The closure…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon, a former education minister and staunch critic of the prime minister, has been elected as chair of the House of Commons education committee. Halfon beat opponents Nick Boles, Tim Loughton, Rehman Chishti, Stephen Metcalfe and Dan Poulter to the top job…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has responded to pleas from parents who are unhappy about plans to turn the school into an academy. Mr Halfon has written to the Academies Commissioner and asked a number of questions. Mr Halfon told the Commissioner: “I have been contacted…

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LAST week, we ran a story on why Harlow MP, Robert Halfon voted against an Labour amendment on public sector pay. We caught up with Mr Halfon at Harlow College on Friday and asked us to give a little more detail regarding the background to…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to answer questions on the digital revolution in Wales. Mr Halfon said: “Mae’r fonheddiges anrhydeddys yn gofyn cwestiwn pwysig. THE Government Digital Service is committed to ensuring that the needs of Welsh…

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ON Monday Harlow MP Robert Halfon officially launched a campaign to bring free wi-fi to the town centre. The news will surely be welcomed by all Harlow residents who, if introduced, will be able to access the internet free of charge. Announcing his campaign the…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has been named deputy chairman of the Conservative Party in a speech about the post-election reshuffle made by Prime Minister David Cameron. Halfon, who was appointed as George Osborne’s private secretary in 2014, will also attend cabinet as minister without portfolio.…

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LAST year, Bishop Auckland MP, Helen Goodman asked a number of questions in the House of Commons over donations made to the Harlow Conservatives. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140318/debtext/140318-0002.htm#14031883000683 So, as Ms Goodman was in Harlow on Saturday morning, YH went up to Brockles Mead and spoke to the…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, is spearheading a campaign to get streetlights in Harlow switched on, and kicked off the campaign by raising the issue in Parliament today (Thursday). Robert Halfon has said that he will ask Cllr. Rodney Bass, the Essex Council Cabinet Member with…

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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…