Paul Blomfield MP

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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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On Friday 13th April, I spoke in Leeds at the TUC’s conference, ‘Brexit and Yorkshire: A year to go?’ on ‘Stopping a Hard Brexit’, pointing out that the Government has spent over a year negotiating our departure, the part that they said would be the ‘easy bit’. The divorce bill has been settled and significant progress has been made on citizens’ rights, although some outstanding issues remain. But the big issue yet to be resolved is Northern Ireland. And, with 22 months since the vote and six months left before the deal needs to be finalised, we are just now beginning to discuss the difficult bit; the future relationship between the UK and the EU. 

TUC Conference: 'Brexit and Yorkshire: A year to go'

On Friday 13th April, I spoke in Leeds at the TUC’s conference, ‘Brexit and Yorkshire: A year to go?’ on ‘Stopping a Hard Brexit’, pointing out that the Government has spent over... Read more

Syria will dominate Parliament’s first day back after the Easter recess and I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for the Prime Minister’s Statement on the weekend’s bombing in response to the suspected chemical attack in Douma a week ago – backing the argument that Parliament should have been given a vote. Before that I'm opening a conference in Sheffield organised by Hallam Union entitled "A City United by Difference" encouraging students to discuss their role as citizens in building a cohesive community.

Syria, community cohesion, international students, Equitable Life, democracy and City of Sanctuary – some of my week ahead

Syria will dominate Parliament’s first day back after the Easter recess and I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for the Prime Minister’s Statement on the weekend’s bombing in response to... Read more

I spoke from the frontbench on the General Debate on European Affairs on 15th March 2018. You can find the Hansard of the entire debate here.

My speech from the General Debate on European Affairs

I spoke from the frontbench on the General Debate on European Affairs on 15th March 2018. You can find the Hansard of the entire debate here. Read more

I challenged the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Minister Esther McVey over changes to eligibility for free school meals which could see 7000 Sheffield children miss out. 

Government in denial about free school meals

I challenged the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Minister Esther McVey over changes to eligibility for free school meals which could see 7000 Sheffield children miss out.  Read more

I’ve been drawn for a question to the Work and Pensions Secretary this afternoon, and I’ll be pressing her on the impact of changes to eligibility for Free School Meals, which Labour has opposed, and which will affect 7,000 Sheffield children.

Free School Meals, Brexit, student mental health and human rights – some of my week ahead

I’ve been drawn for a question to the Work and Pensions Secretary this afternoon, and I’ll be pressing her on the impact of changes to eligibility for Free School Meals,... Read more

I've sent out my March newsletter covering my work over the last month, including my first Prime Minister’s Question since Theresa May took over, opposing Government plans that could see more than 7,000 children in Sheffield miss out on free school meals, backing the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill and more.

 

Keeping in touch - March 2018

I've sent out my March newsletter covering my work over the last month, including my first Prime Minister’s Question since Theresa May took over, opposing Government plans that could see more... Read more

This is a big week for Brexit, with the EU Council meeting on Thursday and Friday, but I’m not expecting it to dominate Westminster. However I’ll still have my weekly meeting of our Shadow Brexit team, a series of meetings about future trade arrangements and I’ll be talking with leaders of the Core Cities following their recent visit to Brussels.

Core cities, MND and PIP, electoral reform, Healthwatch and the Lord Lieutenant – some of my week ahead

This is a big week for Brexit, with the EU Council meeting on Thursday and Friday, but I’m not expecting it to dominate Westminster. However I’ll still have my weekly... Read more

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