Robert Halfon

MP, Harlow

Harlow Conservative

Robert Halfon campaigned to remain in the European Union

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Robert Halfon’s voting in Parliament

Robert Halfon is a Conservative MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Conservative MPs.

However, Robert Halfon sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

  • Robert Halfon consistently voted for removing hereditary peers from the House of Lords, while most Conservative MPs generally voted against. Show votes
  • Robert Halfon generally voted against allowing marriage between two people of same sex, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. Show votes

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Robert Halfon has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices 21 Jul 2016

    Apprenticeship achievement rates by sector subject area vary from 60.4% (Science and Maths) to 78.9% (Information and Communication Technology). With the exceptions of Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care, Arts, Media and Publishing and Science and Mathematics, the achievement rate for all Sector Subject Areas increased between the 2013/14 and 2014/15 academic years. Our reforms are...
  • Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Update on the UK Commission for Employment and Skills 21 Jul 2016

    As announced in the 2015 Spending Review, in order to prioritise funding to allow the core adult skills participation budgets to be protected in cash terms, Whitehall Departments will be withdrawing their funding for the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) during 2016-17. UKCES’ work over the last parliament has helped in setting the skills agenda for the future and their...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Estate 15 Jun 2016

    My hon. Friend will be pleased to know that since 2015 the Government estate strategy has ensured that running costs have fallen by 750 million. We have raised some 1.8 billion in council receipts and reduced the estate size by nearly a quarter. This is a huge achievement and in terms of space it makes the UK Government one of the most efficient organisations in the world.

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Profile

Conservative MP for Harlow

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • Home Department
  • Departmental Conferences
  • Apprentices
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Departmental Press: Subscriptions
  • Departmental Lobbying

Currently held offices

  • The Minister for Schools (since 17 Jul 2016)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister without Portfolio (8 May 2015 to 17 Jul 2016)
  • Member, Public Administration Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 12 May 2014)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Numerology

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More about this

  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs. See all Robert Halfon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — Ministers do not ask written questions.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.10% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — above average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 9 annotations on this MP’s speeches — above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 114 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Halfon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 256 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 11 Jul 2016.

3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Meller Designs
Address of donor: 42-43 Chagford St, London NW1 6EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal assistance, value £1,843.20

Date received: 18 December 2015

Date accepted: 18 December 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 00502663

(Registered 15 January 2016)
Name of donor: Clerewell Ltd
Address of donor: Sheffield Business Park, south Yorkshire S9 1XU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal assistance, value £4,200

Date received: 18 December 2015

Date accepted: 18 December 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 01798514

(Registered 15 January 2016)
7. (i) Shareholdings: over 15% of issued share capital
Director and 100% shareholder in Eucalyptus Leaves Ltd, dormant company dissolved on 22 September 2015. (Registered 25 July 2011; updated 24 October 2012, 8 November 2013 and 12 January 2016)

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