• 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 Thanks for the support Robert :)
@halfon4harlowMP https://twitter.com/halfon4harlowmp/status/595185818374938624 … I recruited Harlow people as a direct result of these fairs. Working hard for Harlow – no question!
Amazing to meet @halfon4harlowMP this morning! #Inspiration
#Harlow has an MP that many are envious of..@halfon4harlowMP is the best MP Harlow has had..don’t let him go
@halfon4harlowMP Watched TV documentary – impressed by your hard work – new follower
Great to see @halfon4harlowMP alongside the Chancellor in the pre-Budget photo shoot – tireless campaigner
Well done @ukEdge @halfon4harlowMP for raising profile of technical education, confirming government commitment to FE @SEMLEP supports this
@halfon4harlowMP Cheers, Robert is one of the good guys, really does care about the community
Fantastic speech by @halfon4harlowMP really show that we the @Conservatives are the real party of the working people #yhcpf16
Congratulations to @halfon4harlowMP for his hard work to bring Public Health England to #Harlow #PartyOfWorkers


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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This week I asked Ministers at the Department for International Development about funding for Palestinian schools named after terrorists and Nazi collaborators.

We can be proud that some UK aid goes to the salaries of Palestinian teachers, but the names of these schools concerned me.

Listen to what the Minister said in his reassuring response below...
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The Conservative Government has made great progress in education, especially in rising school standards.

Like Damian Hinds, the new Education Secretary says, there's always more that can be done and he is ready to step up to the mark.

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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