Robert Halfon

MP, Harlow

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Harlow Conservative

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 against investigations into the Iraq war, while most Conservative MPs generally voted for. 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 hardly ever rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 20 Dec 2017

Recent appearances

  • Upcoming Business – Commons: Main Chamber 16 Mar 2018

    Hospital Car Parking Charges (Abolition) Bill - 2nd reading – Robert Halfon. Legislation
  • Post-18 Education 20 Feb 2018

    I welcome the review and the direction of travel, but my right hon. Friend will know that a fifth to a third of graduates are not getting graduate jobs and that the number of state school graduates has decreased in the past year. It is not the case that our higher education system is not providing value for money for many disadvantaged people? That is why the review must focus on skills and...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iraqi Elections 20 Feb 2018

    What steps the Government are taking to encourage dialogue between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Government of Iraq.

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Conservative MP for Harlow

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

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Topics of interest

Robert Halfon campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • 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

  • Member, Liaison Committee (Commons) (since 6 Nov 2017)
  • Chair, Education Committee (since 12 Jul 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Minister of State (Department of Education) (Apprenticeships and Skills) (17 Jul 2016 to 12 Jun 2017)
  • 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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  • Has spoken in 63 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Robert Halfon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 25 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a high number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 95.16% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well 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.
  • 117 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Halfon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 324 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 19 Feb 2018.

1. Employment and earnings
17 January 2018, received £750 from the Social Affairs Unit, 314-322 Regent St, London W1B 5SA, for three magazine articles written over the previous year. Hours: approx. 9 hrs. (Registered 06 February 2018)
2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: Lord Stanley Kalms
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: Greg Knight
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: Selva Pankaj
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: David Meller
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: Simon Waxley
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: Land Sheriffs Ltd
Address of donor: Bencroft Dassels, Braughing, Ware, Hertfordshire SG11 2RW

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: company, registration 05681052

(Registered 03 July 2017)
Name of donor: John Fearon
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: David Meller
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ongoing contribution towards the monthly salary of an apprentice in my office from 31 October 2016 to 29 September 2017, total value £4,473.99

Date received: 31 October 2016 to 29 September 2017

Date accepted: 31 October 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 08 February 2017)
Name of donor: Superior Roofing & Building Services Ltd
Address of donor: Sarbir Industrial Estate, Cambridge Road, Harlow CM20 2EU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: ongoing contribution towards the monthly salary of an apprentice in my office from 31 October 2016 to 29 September 2017, total value £4,426.33

Date received: 31 October 2016 to 29 September 2017

Date accepted: 31 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04479959

(Registered 08 February 2017; updated 16 March 2017)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Conservative Friends of Israel Ltd
Address of donor: PO Box 72288, London SW1P 9LB

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Hotel accommodation during Conservative Party Conference, total value £1,120

Date received: 30 September - 4 October 2017

Date accepted: 30 September 2017

Donor status: company, registration 08114952

(Registered 24 October 2017)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
Address of donor: c/o Taipei Representative Office in the UK, 50 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): flights, internal travel, accommodation and hospitality; approx. value £5,000

Destination of visit: Taipei

Dates of visit: 16 - 23 September 2017

Purpose of visit: Taiwan APPG delegation at the invitation of the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to gain a better understanding of economic and political issues concerning the country.

(Registered 11 October 2017)

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