Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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The Government introduced the so-called ‘Great Repeal Bill’ – or the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as it is properly known - in the House of Commons in July and it will be debated over the coming months. Its purpose is to repeal the European Communities Act 1972, which incorporates EU law into our domestic law. But Labour has serious concerns about how the Government plan to replace these 40 years’ worth of rules, and we will vote against the Bill if changes are not made to it. As currently drafted, the ‘Repeal Bill’ is not fit for purpose. 

Brexit update – the Repeal Bill

The Government introduced the so-called ‘Great Repeal Bill’ – or the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill as it is properly known - in the House of Commons in July and it will be... Read more

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I took Citizens Advice Sheffield to meet Department for Work and Pensions Minister Penny Mordaunt to discuss the impact of changes in disability benefits and some of the problems people are now facing.

My meeting with Minister about disability benefits

I took Citizens Advice Sheffield to meet Department for Work and Pensions Minister Penny Mordaunt to discuss the impact of changes in disability benefits and some of the problems people... Read more

Since the EU referendum result was first announced in June 2016, Labour has been pushing for EU citizens here in the UK and Brits who have made a life for themselves in another EU country, not to be caught up in the Brexit negotiations. 

Labour’s fight to take citizens out of the Brexit negotiations – an update

Since the EU referendum result was first announced in June 2016, Labour has been pushing for EU citizens here in the UK and Brits who have made a life for... Read more

Grassroots organisation The 3 Million has provided worrying evidence of discrimination against EU nationals in the UK. I’ve written to David Davis outlining some of the allegations and calling on the Government to take action.

My letter to David Davis calling for action against discrimination of EU nationals

Grassroots organisation The 3 Million has provided worrying evidence of discrimination against EU nationals in the UK. I’ve written to David Davis outlining some of the allegations and calling on... Read more

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I've sent out my latest newsletter which includes information about what I've been up to this month.

Read it here.

Keeping in touch - July 2017

I've sent out my latest newsletter which includes information about what I've been up to this month. Read it here. Read more

I have called on the Government to reverse their decision to cut bursaries and impose fees on student nurses and midwives after new figures revealed applications for courses at Sheffield Hallam University had fallen by 22%.

Ignoring warnings led to massive drop in Sheffield nursing applications

I have called on the Government to reverse their decision to cut bursaries and impose fees on student nurses and midwives after new figures revealed applications for courses at Sheffield Hallam University... Read more

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Today I challenged the Government to drop plans to increase the interest rate on student loans to an extortionate 6.1% and highlighted that students are already accruing an average of £5,800 in interest before they have even graduated. As the MP who represents more students than any other, this is an issue particularly important to me. 

My call for student loan interest rate rise to be scrapped

Today I challenged the Government to drop plans to increase the interest rate on student loans to an extortionate 6.1% and highlighted that students are already accruing an average of... Read more

Yesterday I warned an audience of Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Educational Attachés that Parliament is poised to defeat the Government over the issue of international students.

PM must re-think on international students

Yesterday I warned an audience of Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Educational Attachés that Parliament is poised to defeat the Government over the issue of international students. Read more

This is the last week of Parliament before the summer recess and today I’ll be attending the first meeting since the General Election of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Migration, which I used to Chair and of which I’m still a member. I’ll also be going along to the regular meeting of Yorkshire and Humber Labour MPs.

The Red Cross, disability benefits and Brexit – some of my week ahead

This is the last week of Parliament before the summer recess and today I’ll be attending the first meeting since the General Election of the All Party Parliamentary Group on... Read more

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Theresa May’s ideological and absolutist red line that there will be no role for the European Court of Justice in our future relationship with the EU is behind her intention to leave Euratom. Euratom promotes nuclear research and safety across Europe, and plays a role in the transport of vital medical isotopes used in scans and treatments for cancer to the UK. This morning I spoke from Labour’s frontbench in a debate on the UK’s membership of Euratom and urged the Government to put jobs, nuclear safety and health first and commit to our continuing Euratom membership.

ECJ red line cannot be a barrier to Euratom

Theresa May’s ideological and absolutist red line that there will be no role for the European Court of Justice in our future relationship with the EU is behind her intention... Read more

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