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MP Robert Halfon has been a passionate champion for FE, says AoC

26th March 2024

Minister Robert Halfon

Responding to the announcement that Robert Halfon is resigning as skills minister and will not be standing again in the next general election, Association of Colleges Chief Executive David Hughes said:

“I am sorry to hear of Robert Halfon’s resignation as the skills minister. He has been a passionate champion for further education, skills and apprenticeships throughout his tenure as chair of the education select committee, and as minister, bringing to the roles a commitment to colleges and to understand from students and apprentices as much as he can about what works for them. I am confident that he will continue to be a passionate supporter of our sector and a fervent advocate of students and their needs when his time as an MP comes to an end. His drive to promote inclusion and to back further education will be missed.”