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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:
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I am grateful to the Backbench Business Committee for the time today, and I thank the officers and members of the Committee for working so hard on this report on educational outcomes for children in care. We found widespread state failure to ensure that looked-after children receive a quality education. The state repeatedly fails to act as a pushy enough corporate parent when it comes to the...
I thank the hon. Member. He is an incredibly hard working member of the Committee and is passionate about this issue. I am so grateful for his support. He is right—this is unforgivable. I am asking all the leadership candidates what they plan to do about educational poverty in all those disadvantaged cohorts who are underperforming in our education system. The answer, as he will know from...
On the wider point, there are enough reviews and reports—ours is yet another—and as I said to the hon. Member for Gateshead (Ian Mearns) a moment ago, I hope that the new leadership candidates, and whoever becomes leader of the Government, take these issues seriously. We talk in our report about constant changes of placement, with children being moved around all the time. As my hon....
Conservative MP for Harlow
Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
Robert Halfon campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC
Last updated: 8 Aug 2022.