• 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.


@halfon4harlowMP Cheers, Robert is one of the good guys, really does care about the community
@halfon4harlowMP Thanks for the support Robert :)
Fantastic speech by @halfon4harlowMP really show that we the @Conservatives are the real party of the working people #yhcpf16
@halfon4harlowMP Watched TV documentary – impressed by your hard work – new follower
Great to see @halfon4harlowMP showing his support for the new Weekend GP Service in Harlow
Importance of #apprenticeships & #education clear at #harlow #college great to see @halfon4harlowMP support
@halfon4harlowMP Excellent example of a constituency-active MP who influences public policy.
Used to think all politicians were as bad as each other until I saw the sterling work of @halfon4harlowMP. #inspirationalstuff Robert.
Robert Halfon buying too many snacks in the Tesco petrol station in Harlow. Very polite though.
@halfon4harlowMP I could ask nothing more of Robert as our constituency MP. Always willing to help and to actively support us


Very proud that there have been 5,210 new apprenticeships in Harlow since 2010. I was the first MP to hire an apprentice in their parliamentary office and I will have my 5th apprentice starting on Monday. I am passionate about apprenticeships providing a ladder of opportunity to give people the skills and training they need to get jobs and prosperity for their futures. ... See MoreSee Less

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UPDATE: Abellio have clarified that these strikes will not effect Harlow residents directly. Though other Abellio lines are affected, the line through Harlow doesn’t operate with conductors and hasn’t done so for many years. They are driver only operated, so the industrial action has no implications for services to Harlow.

Unfortunately, the RMT union has decided to take strike action which may affect Harlow residents using the Abellio Greater Anglia line into London. I have received the following letter from the Secretary of State for Transport with more details.

I have also been contacted by Abellio who have reassured me of the following:

1) In the event of industrial action by RMT members on those dates, Abellio intend to operate a full, normal service on both days. Their contingency plans are based on all scheduled services operating with no service alterations, as they have trained up additional people to cover the conductors’ roles.

2) They remain keen to talk with the RMT to try and resolve the issues.

3) Abellio value their conductors and have guaranteed their jobs for the entire franchise term to October 2025. Their pay and terms and conditions would not be eroded and they would still be safety-trained. Abellio are just proposing that the drivers open and close doors, so conductors can spend more time assisting and helping passengers.
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Here are a couple of photos from the opening of the Matching Tye Studios last weekend, a great event! www.matchingtyestudios.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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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