Halfon elected Chair of the Education Select Committee | schoolsnortheast

Former Apprenticeships Minister Robert Halfon has beaten five other Conservatives to be elected to the influential post.

Halfon was sacked by Theresa May in the cabinet reshuffle that followed June’s snap general election and has been critical of the Prime Minister and the way in which the Conservative campaign was fought.

In the election yesterday, he beat five other Conservative candidates including a fellow ex-DfE minister, Tim Loughton. The results were as follows:

Halfon is originally from North London, where he attended the independent Highgate School before studying for a…

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