• Working Hard
    for Harlow
    and the Villages

    Get in touch with Robert and see how your local Conservative Team is working hard for Harlow, Hastingwood, Matching, Nazeing, Roydon & Sheering.


Grateful for the support of my MP at the Breast Cancer Now reception
#Harlow has an MP that many are envious of..@halfon4harlowMP is the best MP Harlow has had..don’t let him go
Hearing @halfon4harlowMP speak after lunch at #cpc15. Fantastic Deputy Chairman & inspiring speaker. #party4workers
@halfon4harlowMP Thanks for the support Robert :)
Robert Halfon buying too many snacks in the Tesco petrol station in Harlow. Very polite though.
Petrol Duty,Hospital Parking,ILLEGAL travellers, Rip off Station parking the list goes on and on @halfon4harlowMP Harlows hard working MP
Congratulations to @halfon4harlowMP for his hard work to bring Public Health England to #Harlow #PartyOfWorkers
Importance of #apprenticeships & #education clear at #harlow #college great to see @halfon4harlowMP support
I love No Triumph No Tragedy. Admire some MPs irrespective of party, @halfon4harlowMP is one of them
@halfon4harlowMP Excellent example of a constituency-active MP who influences public policy.


Fair Fuel UK Campaign contacted me with updates from the Treasury about fuel duty.

The Government said...
🚗 Fuel duty has been frozen for 8 years - for both petrol and diesel.
🚗 The average Harlow driver therefore pays £160 less in duty than they would have without the freeze - over the years, that adds up to £850 in total.
🚗 The average van driver will pay £400 less and a haulier will pay on average £3600 less.

In terms of the levy introduced on new diesel cars, taking effect from this April, the Minister stated that an additional cost of £20-£40 would be placed on new vehicles. I understand that within a few years, no new car will be caught by the levy and that drivers of petrol and ultra-low emission cars will not be affected, nor will vans or heavy goods vehicles.

I have long campaigned for this fuel duty freeze and I'm glad the Government has continued to listen.
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I tabled two more Early Day Motions on hospital car parking charges for blue badge holders and long stay patients this week - read them below...

Parking should be free at NHS hospitals for everyone. 44%of hospitals in England still charge blue badge holders standard parking rates and some hospitals charge over £200 a week for car parking. This is an unfair financial burden that should be abolished.

I will continue to campaign on this issue to bring an end to the stealth tax on drivers using the NHS and ensure that health care really is free at the point of access for all.
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On Friday I visited DPWorld with Priti Patel for the top-class Essex Chambers of Commerce Skills Summit.

I was delighted to meet companies like Birketts LLP who have supported Sir Charles Kao UTC in Harlow and a construction company working with Harlow College.

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Spending on health under the current Conservative Government is the highest it has ever been.

The graph below is adjusted for inflation - have a look.
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Bio Robert lives in Harlow, and was first elected Member of Parliament in 2010. He was re-elected in the 2015 General Election and was promoted to Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party and attended the Cabinet as a Minister without portfolio from until July 2016. In July 2016, Robert was appointed as Minister of State for Higher Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Careers in the Department of Education by the new Prime Minister, Theresa May. Read More