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 against an investigation 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 never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Last updated: 8 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Females 14 Feb 2017

    The Department for Education’s Get In Go Far marketing campaign has a broad remit to encourage the demand for apprenticeships among young people, and the supply of apprenticeship places among employers. There is no specific budget allocation to promote apprenticeships to females in any sector, but the campaign’s creative currently includes strong female role models in engineering...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Skilled Workers: Training 9 Feb 2017

    We are committed to ensuring we have a strong skills system that can drive increases in productivity, improvements in social mobility and help make a success of Brexit. This will be essential to the success of our Industrial Strategy, and to ensuring a sufficient supply of the right skills to the labour market as we leave the European Union. Apprenticeships are a great way to progress in work...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Engineering: Education 9 Feb 2017

    Institutes of Technology will harness the expertise of employers, both in leadership and design of the curriculum, to help fill local skills gaps. They will specialise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects at higher levels and be aligned to the new technical routes set out in the Skills Plan, including engineering and manufacturing. We will set out next steps on the process...

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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)
  • Minister of State (Department of Education) (Apprenticeships and Skills) (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)


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More about this

  • Has spoken in 13 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 during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 89.07% 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.
  • 120 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Halfon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 292 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 6 Feb 2017.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Edward Atkin
Address of donor: private

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

Date received: 31 August 2016

Date accepted: 7 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 06 October 2016)
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 £1,200

Date received: 1-5 October 2016

Date accepted: 1 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration 08114952

(Registered 08 November 2016)

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