Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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When in February I won the weekly draw to ask a Prime Minister’s Question, I used it to tell Theresa May about young carers and ask if she would meet a group from Sheffield. This week I’m delighted to finally be bringing them to meet her and share their ideas about how the Government can support them. I met them last week to prepare for the meeting and they’ve got some great proposals.

Taking young carers to meet the Prime Minister, international study, post-Brexit security and care workers’ pay – some of my week ahead

When in February I won the weekly draw to ask a Prime Minister’s Question, I used it to tell Theresa May about young carers and ask if she would meet... Read more

I led for Labour on our Opposition Day debate on the UK’s post-Brexit customs arrangements with the EU. Two years on from the referendum and five months before the deadline for the Withdrawal Agreement, the Government is still at war with itself over two models: the customs partnership and ‘Maximum Facilitation’. Yet both of these models have already been rejected by the EU and even the Cabinet Secretary has admitted that there had been “serious criticisms made about the technical details of both the models on the table”.

Making the case for a Customs Union

I led for Labour on our Opposition Day debate on the UK’s post-Brexit customs arrangements with the EU. Two years on from the referendum and five months before the deadline... Read more

As the Government remain at war with themselves over their approach to the Brexit negotiations, I’ll be leading a debate for Labour on the issue in the Commons on Wednesday. Today I’ll be meeting with members of the European Parliamentary Labour Party who are visiting Westminster and, on Friday, I’m speaking at a conference on ‘Delivering Brexit’ at the University of Sheffield.  So, with a few related meetings, Brexit dominates my week.

Brexit negotiations, Sheffield schools, Palestine, mental health and manufacturing – some of my week ahead

As the Government remain at war with themselves over their approach to the Brexit negotiations, I’ll be leading a debate for Labour on the issue in the Commons on Wednesday.... Read more

Over the Bank Holiday weekend the Government slipped out an announcement that the G4S contract to run Brook House and Tinsley House immigration removal centres has been renewed for two years – despite the recent scandal of the appalling treatment of detainees.

Challenging renewal of G4S contracts

Over the Bank Holiday weekend the Government slipped out an announcement that the G4S contract to run Brook House and Tinsley House immigration removal centres has been renewed for two... Read more

It’s obviously a shorter Parliamentary week, because of the Bank Holiday. Today I’ll be meeting with the Urology Trade Association in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister to discuss the impact of Brexit on the regulation of medical devices. Then I’ll be in the Chamber for the final consideration of the Nuclear Safeguards Bill, one of the few pieces of Brexit-related legislation that the Government’s been able to progress.

Nuclear Safeguards, Universal Credit, medical devices and Millennifest – some of my week ahead

It’s obviously a shorter Parliamentary week, because of the Bank Holiday. Today I’ll be meeting with the Urology Trade Association in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister to discuss... Read more

At Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, I asked why he is ignoring the calls from business and trade unions to stay in a customs union with the EU. Instead he is letting the fringe European Research Group of right-wing ideologues led by Jacob Rees-Mogg determine their policy, rather than acting in the national interest. You can watch the clip here.

Challenging David Davis on Brexit extremists

At Oral Questions to the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, I asked why he is ignoring the calls from business and trade unions to stay in...

Local elections are going to dominate the political news this week, and a lot of my time too. After a weekend of knocking on doors, talking to people about both the Council and Mayoral elections, I’m heading back to Westminster this morning. But I’ll be back home on Thursday for Election Day and I’ll be at the count for most of Friday.

Thursday’s elections, Windrush, assisted dying, PR, Brexit and welcoming SHINE to Parliament – some of my week ahead

Local elections are going to dominate the political news this week, and a lot of my time too. After a weekend of knocking on doors, talking to people about both... Read more

Today I’m welcoming constituents who are visiting Parliament on one of the regular trips that I organise each year. I’ll also be in the Commons for Defence Questions to press the Secretary of State to back a new HMS Sheffield.  

Sheffield in Westminster, homelessness, obesity, a customs union and International Workers Memorial Day – some of my week ahead

Today I’m welcoming constituents who are visiting Parliament on one of the regular trips that I organise each year. I’ll also be in the Commons for Defence Questions to press... Read more

Sheffield MPs Clive Betts and Paul Blomfield joined together in the House of Commons today to challenge Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on the decision to scrap electrification of rail services to Sheffield, following a damning report from the National Audit Office.

Press Release: Sheffield MPs unite to challenge Government on rail electrification decision

Sheffield MPs Clive Betts and Paul Blomfield joined together in the House of Commons today to challenge Transport Secretary Chris Grayling on the decision to scrap electrification of rail services... Read more

I called on the Chancellor to clamp down on high cost credit that leads to problem debt by extending the payday loans cap to the doorstep lending and rent-to-own markets.

My call on the Government to cap cost of high cost credit

I called on the Chancellor to clamp down on high cost credit that leads to problem debt by extending the payday loans cap to the doorstep lending and rent-to-own markets.... Read more

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