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After 650 of 650 seats

Harlow

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats
Party

CON

Conservative

Robert Halfon Votes 24,230 header_vote_share 54.0 Net percentage change in seats +5.2
Party

LAB

Labour

Phil Waite Votes 17,199 header_vote_share 38.4 Net percentage change in seats +8.4
Party

UKIP

UKIP

Mark Gough Votes 1,787 header_vote_share 4.0 Net percentage change in seats -12.3
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Geoffrey Seef Votes 970 header_vote_share 2.2 Net percentage change in seats +0.1
Party

GRN

Green Party

Hannah Clare Votes 660 header_vote_share 1.5 Net percentage change in seats -0.7

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

7,031

Turnout

66.2%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 54.0
Labour 38.4
UKIP 4.0
Liberal Democrat 2.2
Green Party 1.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Labour
+8.4
Conservative
+5.2
Liberal Democrat
+0.1
Green Party
-0.7
UKIP
-12.3

Latest updates

Think-tank says removal of hospital parking charges could be abused

A think-tank is warning that free hospital parking would see less money raised for front-line health services.

Robert Halfon MP
Conservative Party

It follows a campaign by the Conservative MP for Harlow, Robert Halfon, who is renewing his call for charges to be scrapped.

Mr Halfon has described them as a stealth tax on the sick.

However, the Adam Smith Institute, which aims to promote the economic idea of free markets, says the removal of charges would also lead to drivers abusing the system.

But Mr Halfon says there are ways around that.

He said: "You'd have a token or ticketing system. There are already barriers in hospital car parks so you could get the token either because you're a sick patient or visiting."

M11 accidents 'an increasing worry' says MP

The government is promising to hold talks after concern over the spate of accidents on the M11 in Essex.

Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP for Harlow, told the Commons it was an increasing worry, with many Harlow motorists facing significant problems from congestion and accidents.

Roads minister Jesse Norman said he was aware of the issues, adding that he'd be delighted to meet with Mr Halfon.

Emergency services at the scene of an accident on the M11 in 2001
PA

Traveller camps ban extended: What the council says

Orla Moore

BBC Local Live

Yesterday we brought you news of an injunction banning travellers from setting up unauthorised camps in Harlow, which has been extended by three years.

The injunction is the first time named people have been banned from an entire district.

This is what the leader of Harlow Council said:

This injunction is about upholding the law, responding and listening to the concerns of residents and businesses, and protecting the town’s green open spaces and business areas. It is not – and never has been – about persecuting any particular group of people or their way of life. The everyday powers available to Councils simply don’t work and you end up playing a game of ‘cat and mouse’. Harlow is a tolerant place, but our settled communities quite rightly don’t want to see a repeat of persistent antisocial behaviour or see our lovely green open spaces damaged.

Cllr Jon ClempnerLeader of Harlow Council

Halfon 'gutted' to be removed from ministerial post

Simon Dedman

BBC Essex political reporter

Our political reporter Simon Dedman on the lowdown about Harlow MPs demotion:

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Sacked MP 'honoured' to have helped create apprenticeships

Harlow MP Robert Halfon, who has been sacked as apprenticeships minister in Prime Minister Theresa May's government reshuffle has tweeted his thoughts as he clears his desk at the Department for Education:

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Harlow MP Robert Halfon sacked as apprenticeships minister

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Apprenticeships minister and Harlow MP Robert Halfon has been sacked from the government by Theresa May as she continues to carry out the post-general election reshuffle of her ministerial team.

Mr Halfon, thought of as a widely respected figure in the Conservative Party, said last night he "loved the job" and had an "absolute passion" for apprenticeships and skills.

Robert Halfon MP
Conservative Party

He had formerly served as parliamentary private secretary to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, who has been highly critical of Mrs May since her election campaign saw the Tories lose their House of Commons majority.

On Sunday, Mr Osborne described the PM as a "dead woman walking", warning she could be ousted from Downing Street in a matter of days.

But Mr Halfon would not be drawn on suggestions his closeness to Mr Osborne may have accounted for his sacking, saying: "I don't want to get involved in any of that, I mean she appointed me after she became leader last year and it was an honour to do it."

Video: Re-elected MP Robert Halfon on his Harlow success

Police presence in Harlow around the count

We've had the result in Harlow, where Robert Halfon held his seat for the Tories, with 24,230 votes.

This was the scene a bit earlier, where there was a police presence during the count.

Election 2017: Police officers patrol Harlow as counting begins

Harlow: Conservative hold

election graphic
BBC

BreakingHarlow held by Conservatives

Robert Halfon has held the seat of Harlow for the Tories, with 24,230 votes - an increase of about 3,000. Labour came second and also increased its share of the votes, with 17,199.

Again, UKIP lost a singificant chunk of the votes from 2015, getting 1,787 this time - that's down from 7,208 two years ago.

CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Robert Halfon
, have the following results:
  • 21,623 total votes taken.
  • 48.9% share of the total vote
  • +4.0% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Suzy Stride
, have the following results:
  • 13,273 total votes taken.
  • 30.0% share of the total vote
  • -3.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Sam Stopplecamp
, have the following results:
  • 7,208 total votes taken.
  • 16.3% share of the total vote
  • +12.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Murray Sackwild
, have the following results:
  • 954 total votes taken.
  • 2.2% share of the total vote
  • +2.2% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Geoffrey Seeff
, have the following results:
  • 904 total votes taken.
  • 2.0% share of the total vote
  • -11.6% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate David Brown
, have the following results:
  • 174 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
English Democrats
, with candidate Eddy Butler
, have the following results:
  • 115 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

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