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 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: 8 May 2018

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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
  • Justice
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Health
  • 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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Numerology

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  • Has spoken in 94 debates in the last year — well above average amongst MPs. See all Robert Halfon’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 113 written questions in the last year — well above 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 92.41% 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.
  • 121 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Halfon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 342 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 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)
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)
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)
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)

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