Robert Halfon

MP, Harlow

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 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: 22 Feb 2017

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Taxation 24 Mar 2017

    Future availability of apprenticeships is dependent on employers recruiting apprentices and offering opportunities. Published data on projected apprenticeship starts is not available. We want to encourage more employers to offer apprenticeships and our reforms give employers the opportunity to do so - employers are designing new apprenticeships that meet their business and skills needs. ...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Small Businesses 24 Mar 2017

    Supporting and growing apprenticeships amongst smaller employers who won’t be asked to pay the levy is critical to us. Our decision to provide generous co-investment support and extend this to 100% support for employers with fewer than 50 employees, when they recruit a 16-18-year-old or a 19-24-year-old formerly in care or with an Education and Health Care plan shows this. We are...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Ethnic Groups 24 Mar 2017

    We have set an ambitious public target to increase the proportion of apprenticeships started by people from BAME backgrounds by 20% by 2020. There is no specific budget allocation to promote apprenticeships to individuals with a BAME background in any sector. Our ‘Get In Go Far’ campaign, featuring BAME role models, encourages more employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities...

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Profile

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

  • 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

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  • Has spoken in 15 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 87.94% 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") 302 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 20 Mar 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)
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 £1,200

Date received: 1-5 October 2016

Date accepted: 1 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration 08114952

(Registered 08 November 2016)

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