Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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Today is World Refugee Day 2017. It’s difficult to imagine just how harrowing it must be to be in so much danger that you are forced to flee your home and travel hundreds of miles, often in the most dangerous conditions, to a country where you may know no one. My father’s generation saw 61 million Europeans become refugees as a result of war. Today Europe provides refuge to those fleeing war and persecution around the world. In Sheffield we became the UK’s first City of Sanctuary.

World Refugee Day 2017

Today is World Refugee Day 2017. It’s difficult to imagine just how harrowing it must be to be in so much danger that you are forced to flee your home... Read more

The disaster at Grenfell Tower has shocked the country. It is appalling in 21st century Britain that fire should be able to take hold and engulf a building in the way that we saw last week, with its heart-breaking consequences. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families, but we must also act quickly to ensure that it can never happen again.  So I’ll be joining colleagues in Parliament in pressing for an urgent review of fire safety regulations – based on the results of a full public inquiry into the fire that must take place without delay.

High rise housing and fire safety

The disaster at Grenfell Tower has shocked the country. It is appalling in 21st century Britain that fire should be able to take hold and engulf a building in the... Read more

Before heading to Westminster today, I’ve arranged to meet with the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and the Director of Housing, to discuss fire safety in high rise accommodation in the light of the appalling tragedy at Grenfell Tower in London. The Council have acted quickly to reassure tenants over fire safety and to explain that the external cladding in Sheffield has been designed, and used materials, to prevent fire spread. We’ll be discussing what more the Government can do on the issue.

Fire safety, Brexit, the Queen’s Speech and Anglo-Polish trade – some of my week ahead

Before heading to Westminster today, I’ve arranged to meet with the Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing and the Director of Housing, to discuss fire safety in high rise accommodation in... Read more

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This is Carers’ Week and the time to recognise the extraordinary contribution of the 6.5 million people who care for a family member who are older, disabled or seriously ill. It’s also a time to think about what more we can do to support them. 

Carers Week 2017

This is Carers’ Week and the time to recognise the extraordinary contribution of the 6.5 million people who care for a family member who are older, disabled or seriously ill. It’s... Read more

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After an extraordinary election that defied the pundits, I’m back in Westminster today. I’m hugely grateful to the people of Sheffield Central for the overwhelming support that they gave me last Thursday. It’s been an enormous privilege to represent Sheffield in Parliament for the last seven years and I’m looking forward to continuing where I left off just a few weeks ago. I’ll continue to work for everyone in the constituency, whether you voted for me or not, and continue to base my priorities on your concerns.

Parliament returns, preparing for the Big Conversation and joining the Great Get Together – some of my week ahead

After an extraordinary election that defied the pundits, I’m back in Westminster today. I’m hugely grateful to the people of Sheffield Central for the overwhelming support that they gave me last... Read more

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We enter the week of the General Election with a dark cloud hanging over campaigning. Saturday’s appalling attack in London, coming so soon after the tragic events in Manchester, has shocked everyone. Throughout the week our thoughts will be with those killed and injured in both attacks, and with their families and friends.  

Knocking on doors, final hustings and joining the Zest challenge, with just 3 days to the General Election – my week ahead

We enter the week of the General Election with a dark cloud hanging over campaigning. Saturday’s appalling attack in London, coming so soon after the tragic events in Manchester, has... Read more

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The tragic events in Manchester halted campaigning last week as all our thoughts turned to those killed and injured in the appalling attack, and to their families and friends. After the national moment of silence on Thursday I started campaigning again and will be throughout the week ahead. The reception I’ve received has been brilliant and it’s great to see all the posters everywhere (if you want one, get in touch here).  

Knocking on doors, community meetings, Amphifest and hustings – my week ahead, with just 10 days to the election!

The tragic events in Manchester halted campaigning last week as all our thoughts turned to those killed and injured in the appalling attack, and to their families and friends. After... Read more

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I’m looking forward to another week knocking on doors and meeting people – the reception I’ve received has been brilliant and it’s great to see all the posters everywhere (if you want one, get in touch here). Alongside this, I’ll be meeting parents outside schools, visiting the Cherry Tree Project for homeless young people and backing the Princess Diana Award mentoring campaign to connect adults from the world of work with disengaged young people.

Hustings, doorknocking, meeting parents, and backing the Princess Diana Award – some of my week ahead

I’m looking forward to another week knocking on doors and meeting people – the reception I’ve received has been brilliant and it’s great to see all the posters everywhere (if... Read more

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Labour's plan to transform the economy, properly fund our public services, tackle growing inequality and oppose hard Tory Brexit is the right choice for Britain. Our General Election Manifesto pledges include: 

Labour's plan for the many, not the few

Labour's plan to transform the economy, properly fund our public services, tackle growing inequality and oppose a hard Tory Brexit is the right choice for Britain. Our General Election Manifesto pledges include:  Read more

I'm taking part in an Education Question Time at St Mary's Church and Community Centre on Bramall Lane at 6.30pm today. I'm pleased to have the chance to make the case for proper funding for our schools. Under the Tories, education is in crisis - just see the deep cuts facing schools across Sheffield: https://www.schoolcuts.org.uk/#!/

Challenging school cuts

I'm taking part in an Education Question Time at St Mary's Church and Community Centre on Bramall Lane at 6.30pm today. I'm pleased to have the chance to make the... Read more

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