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 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: 5 Feb 2019

Recent appearances

  • Business of the House 14 Feb 2019

    May we have a statement on the achievements of the former MP for Harlow and Epping between 1924 and 1945? Far from being a villain, Winston Churchill was not only our greatest Prime Minister but a wonderful social reformer and the man who defeated Nazi tyranny.
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Topical Questions 14 Feb 2019

    Motorists in Harlow driving down Edinburgh Way have faced shocking congestion since 2017, because of delays from the utility companies, costing Essex County Council about £2 million. Will my hon. Friend urge these utility companies to get their acts together and free traffic in Harlow for motorists?
  • Primary Schools: Nurture and Alternative Provision 13 Feb 2019

    I thank my hon. Friend for his work on the Education Committee. I note that several Committee members are here. On his point about on-site organisation within a school, he will know that the Committee’s alternative provision report suggested that, whether it is learning support units or other organisations within schools, it is important for teachers to be properly trained to deal with...

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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

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Department for Education
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Hospitals: Parking
  • Departmental Conferences
  • Apprentices
  • Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Departmental Press: Subscriptions

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)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 4 Feb 2019.

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)
27 July 2018, received £200 from Ipsos MORI, 3 Thomas More Square, London E1W 1YW, for a survey on 27 June 2018. Hours: 1 hr. (Registered 20 September 2018)
Payments from NewsUK,1 Kemp House, 160 City Road, London EC1V 2NX:
5 November 2018, received £150 for presenter contribution on TalkRADIO on 3 October 2018. Hours: 2.5 hrs. (Registered 03 January 2019)
23 January 2019, received £300 for presenter contributions on TalkRADIO on 24 October 2018, 22 November 2018 and 17 December 2018. Total hours: 7.5 hrs. (Registered 23 January 2019)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: SAM Learning
Address of donor: 3rd Floor, 1 Ashley Road, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2DT

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Apprentice who will be working 3 days a week in my office for 12 months, at a salary of £16,285

Date received: 8 October 2018 - 7 October 2019

Date accepted: 8 October 2018

Donor status: company, registration 02826785

(Registered 23 October 2018)
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: Channel Four (4 Ventures Ltd)
Address of donor: 124 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2TX

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Hospitality received at the BAFTAs by me and another guest, total value £1,710 (£855 each)

Date received: 18 February 2018

Date accepted: 18 February 2018

Donor status: company, registration 04106849

(Registered 08 March 2018)
Name of donor: Learning and Skills Events, Consultancy and Training
Address of donor: 2 Grove Park Road, London SE9 4QA

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: For a member of staff and myself, hotel accommodation (£145 per person) and dinner (£125 per person) whilst attending the FE Week Annual Apprenticeship Conference in Birmingham, at which I was also a speaker, total value £540

Date received: 22 March 2018

Date accepted: 22 March 2018

Donor status: company, registration 7423341

(Registered 25 April 2018)
Name of donor: OnSide Youth Zones (charity)
Address of donor: Atria, Spa Road, Bolton BL1 4AG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets for me and my wife to attend the OnSide Youth Zones Spectacular Summer Gala Dinner, total value £2,000 (£1,000 each)

Date received: 7 June 2018

Date accepted: 7 June 2018

Donor status: other

(Registered 27 June 2018)
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: 29 September - 3 October 2018

Date accepted: 29 September 2018

Donor status: company, registration 08114952

(Registered 08 October 2018)
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: The Varkey Foundation
Address of donor: 57-59 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Flights, transfers, accommodation, hospitality and incidentals, total value approx. £6,275.76

Destination of visit: Dubai

Dates of visit: 16-18 March 2018

Purpose of visit: To attend the Global Education and Skills Forum.

(Registered 16 April 2018)
Name of donor: UB Holdings
Address of donor: Gulan Street, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotels, food, security, internal transport and flights with an estimated value of £4,000

Destination of visit: Erbil and Slemani

Dates of visit: 24 - 30 May 2018

Purpose of visit: Fact-finding APPG Kurdistan Region delegation to meet senior Kurdistani and Iraqi leaders, Ministers and MPs, and political parties, NGOs, British diplomats and soldiers, students and academics.

(Registered 14 June 2018)
Name of donor: University of Craiova
Address of donor: Strada Alexandru Ioan Cuza 13, Craiova 200585, Romania

Estimate of the probable value (or amount of any donation): Hotels, food, internal transport and flights for myself and a member of staff, with an estimated value of £3,150

Destination of visit: Bucharest and Craiova, Romania

Dates of visit: 16-19 September 2018

Purpose of visit: To receive a doctor honoris causa from the University of Craiova, visit a school for orphans, and meet with Metropolitan Irineu Popa of Craiova, diplomats, politicians and representatives of the Romanian Jewish Community.

(Registered 20 September 2018)

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