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Robert Halfon (Robert Henry Halfon) was born on 22 March, 1969 in Westminster, London, United Kingdom, is a British Conservative politician. Discover Robert Halfon's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 51 years old?
|Popular As||Robert Henry Halfon|
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|Born||22 March 1969|
|Birthplace||Westminster, London, United Kingdom|
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Halfon is a Vice President of the Jewish Leadership Council. In April 2020, the Board of Deputies described him as "surprisingly ignorant...disingenuous and outright false, while its president, Marie van der Zyl, questioned his courage and integrity.
Halfon voted to extend same-sex marriage to residents of Northern Ireland on 9 July 2019.
In July 2018, following the deaths of two children while playing on bouncy castles, Halfon called for an "urgent investigation" into the regulation of the inflatables. He argued that 'There should be a temporary ban on bouncy castles in public areas until we can ensure they are safe'. Earlier, in 2016, a seven-year-old girl died after a bouncy castle broke free from its moorings in Halfon's constituency of Harlow.
Between May 2015 and July 2016 Halfon served as Minister without Portfolio (attending Cabinet) and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. From July 2016 he was Minister of State at the Department for Education, before being dismissed on 12 June 2017 by the Prime Minister Theresa May.
In January 2017, while dining with Halfon's former assistant, Maria Strizzolo, former Israeli Embassy staffer Shai Masot was recorded as saying that he should like a government minister, Alan Duncan, to be "taken down".
Between May 2015 and July 2016 Halfon served as Minister without portfolio, attending Cabinet, and as Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. From July 2016 to June 2017 he was Minister of State at the Department for Education. Since July 2017 Halfon has chaired the House of Commons Education Select Committee.
In 2015, Halfon admitted an affair with a party activist with whom he had been working, after he was warned that a Conservative aide was trying to blackmail him over the relationship. Halfon alleged that the controversial former Conservative Parliamentary candidate Mark Clarke, dubbed the "Tatler Tory", was attempting to blackmail him to further Clarke's advancement within the Party. Halfon was further criticised after it was reported by The Guardian newspaper that he had claimed over £30,000 in expenses to illicitly meet the woman with whom he was having the affair, when staying at the East India Club in London. Halfon's spokeswoman responded that the woman with whom Halfon had an affair had not actually stayed at the club for the whole of the nights in question. Halfon was further criticised, after having previously voted to cut legal aid, for having his legal bills totalling £6,043 paid by Conservative-supporting law firms.
On 18 July 2014 he was chosen by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to be his Parliamentary Private Secretary. Announcing the appointment, Osborne described Halfon as "a brilliant campaigner".
In 2014, Halfon was challenged in Parliament over money paid to his constituency office by a close associate of a Ukrainian magnate, Dmitry Firtash, recently arrested amid allegations of bribery. Firtash's close associate Robert Shetler-Jones, a Briton who was the former CEO of the Ukrainian's business empire Group and was currently deputy chairman of the group's supervisory council had donated £35,000 to Halfon's constituency office. Halfon rejected the accusations of connections with Firtash and said that he had fully declared the money in the Register of Members' Interests.
Halfon is a supporter of apprenticeships, and campaigned for a new university technical college to be built in Harlow, which was to open in September 2014. He set up the Parliamentary Academy, which encourages MPs to employ apprentices in Parliament. He had the first MP's apprentice in the House of Commons, and as of 2013 was on his third apprentice, who came from Harlow College. For his work on apprenticeships, Robert Halfon was also named Avanta's Politician of the Year in 2013.
After becoming an MP, Halfon founded the Petrol Promise campaign, an online website and petition calling for lower fuel tax and an official inquiry into the oil market due to the suspected manipulation of petrol prices. He is a supporter of the FairFuelUK pressure group and has raised the issue of cheaper petrol in Parliament. He also presented a petition calling for an inquiry into price-fixing at the Office of Fair Trading signed by 30,000 motorists in 2013. This led to Chancellor George Osborne calling him a "champion of the people he represents". He won The Spectator' s Campaigner of the Year Award in 2013 for his work fighting to keep petrol duty low.
Halfon has campaigned against privatised utility companies making 'excessive profits'. In 2013, he published a study of water companies in the Eastern region examining their profits, and called for an inquiry. He has called for a windfall tax to be imposed on energy companies who are found to be unnecessarily putting up prices to customers.
Halfon has also campaigned for reducing the tax rate on low paid workers, arguing in 2013 that a near living wage could be achieved if the Government reintroduced the 10p band of income tax or increased the National Insurance threshold, citing this as an alternative to the living wage which he said could damage small, local businesses.
Halfon voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, which permitted same-sex couples to marry, and much of the secondary legislation implementing the Act. However, he has since apologised for this, saying "I regret it and I would vote for equal marriage if it came before Parliament now".
Halfon is a member of the Prospect trade union and a campaigner for Conservative supporters to become more involved in trade unions. In 2012, he published a pamphlet through the thinktank Demos called Stop the Union Bashing: Why Conservatives Should Embrace the Trade Union Movement, which relayed the history of trade unionism in the Conservative Party, and called for these links to be revived. He is honorary president of Conservative Workers & Trade Unionists, an affiliated group of the Conservative Party. However, his voting record in Parliament has been for more restrictive regulation of trade union activity.
His third run for Harlow was successful and after the 2010 general election, he was elected to the executive of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs. He delivered his maiden speech in the House on 2 June 2010. He was re-elected at the 2015 general election and 2017 general election.
On 19 July 2010 he hosted the launch of the Friends of Israel Initiative at the House of Commons.
Halfon has signed several early day motions in support of National Health Service funding for homeopathy sponsored by Conservative MP David Tredinnick. Although Halfon signed these motions in 2010, he has since campaigned no further on these issues.
From 2010 to 2014, Halfon had an affair with the then-chair of Conservative Future, Alexandra Paterson, involving him claiming over £30,000 in parliamentary expenses for hotel rooms at the East India Club.
Halfon unsuccessfully contested the seat of Harlow for the Conservative party at the 2001 general election and 2005 general elections, losing by just 97 votes on the second occasion.
He was educated at Highgate School, an independent school in London, and the University of Exeter, where he graduated BA in politics and MA in Russian and Eastern European politics. With David Burrowes, Sajid Javid, and Tim Montgomerie, he was a leading member of Exeter University Conservative Association, turning Conservative Future from social to political activities. In the case of Halfon v United Kingdom (1991), he took the issue of compulsory membership of the National Union of Students to the European Court of Human Rights, which decided his application was manifestly ill-founded.
Robert Henry Halfon (/ˈ h æ l f ɒ n / ; born 22 March 1969) is a British Conservative politician, formerly a professional researcher for other Conservatives and political director of Conservative Friends of Israel. He was first elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Harlow in 2010 and was re-elected in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Halfon was born on 22 March 1969 in Westminster into a British Jewish family living in Hampstead, London. Halfon's father, Clement, is an Orthodox Sephardic Jew who emigrated from Libya and now lives in Israel. His grandfather, Renato Halfon, was an Italian Jewish clothing manufacturer, living in Libya until forced to leave in 1968, after which he joined his son who had already moved to England. Halfon's mother, Jennifer, is Ashkenazi.