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 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.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Day Care 24 Oct 2016

    Apprentices are employed from day one. They acquire skills much valued in the labour market without having to contribute to the costs of their learning. The benefits system treats an apprentice in the same way as any other employee. As an employee aged 18 or over, an apprentice may be entitled to the usual in-work benefits, such as Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credits. If an...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Apprentices: Standards 24 Oct 2016

    The rationale for requiring at least ten employers (including at least two with fewer than 50 employees) to commit to developing a standard is to ensure that the needs of all types of employers likely to utilise the standard are met. This is also addressed by requiring Trailblazers to consult on any draft standard more widely. Under very exceptional circumstances, for example, where the...

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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)

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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  • Has spoken in 7 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 89.12% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — 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.
  • 123 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Robert Halfon’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 258 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 17 Oct 2016.

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: Meller Designs
Address of donor: 42-43 Chagford St, London NW1 6EB

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal assistance, value £1,843.20

Date received: 18 December 2015

Date accepted: 18 December 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 00502663

(Registered 15 January 2016)
Name of donor: Clerewell Ltd
Address of donor: Sheffield Business Park, south Yorkshire S9 1XU

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Legal assistance, value £4,200

Date received: 18 December 2015

Date accepted: 18 December 2015

Donor status: company, registration no 01798514

(Registered 15 January 2016)

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