Rob Halfon’s Blog

Harlow’s MP writes a regular blog about his work.


I have been contacted by many constituents who are concerned about the congestion and accidents on the M11. After raising their concerns in parliament, I met with the roads Minister, Jesse Norman, to discuss it further. Highways England attended the meeting too and sent me the following letter to outline what they are doing about it.


I recently spoke in a Westminster Hall debate about waiting times for Autism diagnosis. Cheryl Gillan MP is the Chair of the Autism Parliamentary Group and leads the debate. She has received the following reply from the Health Minister and I am pleased that the Government will be working on this issue. (more…)

On Friday, I recorded my first ever podcast with Nick Robinson and BBC Radio 4. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!  (more…)

The Education Select Committee questioned the Secretary of State for Education last week. As Chair, I kicked off the questioning by asking about social justice and the areas where disadvantaged young people are not accessing quality education. (more…)

I’ve received some great news from the East of England Ambulance Service this week, particularly for Harlow: (more…)

Looking for work in Harlow or the surrounding area? Come to my Jobs and Apprenticeships on Friday 3 November at the Leisurezone!

FREE ENTRY! (more…)

I have been working hard to improve services for Harlow commuters as reported last week in the Harlow Star. I hope to meet Greater Anglia and Network Rail soon. (more…)

Some good news for those who want to refresh key skills and return to work, with £5 million funding from the Government: (more…)

Taking Action to cut Energy Bills for the lowest paid:

A few days ago, I mentioned that I had asked the Energy Minister to take action against energy companies who were Charging unfair extra costs to customers who did paid on time, but did not pay by Direct Debit. (more…)

Given the Government’s record on freezing fuel duty, I asked the Prime Minister to continue keeping fuel duty as low as possible (more…)

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