Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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When I met with young carers during my community consultation, the Big Conversation, they set me a challenge. They asked me to get back to them on the concerns that they raised in three months.

My response to young carers' challenge

When I met with young carers during my community consultation, the Big Conversation, they set me a challenge. They asked me to get back to them on the concerns that... Read more

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I summed up a debate for Labour in Parliament on exiting the EU and science and research. So far, the Government has said nothing about its Brexit plans for this hugely important part of our economy. This is causing damage, even before we have left the EU. 

Tory Brexit chaos risks UK science superpower status

I summed up a debate for Labour in Parliament on exiting the EU and science and research. So far, the Government has said nothing about its Brexit plans for this hugely... Read more

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It’s a short week in Parliament as we head to Christmas, but there’s still time for a debate on Brexit, science and research on Monday, when I’ll be speaking for Labour’s frontbench, pressing the Government to put science and research at the heart of their Brexit negotiations to secure jobs and the future of our economy.

Science and research, Lords reform … and Christmas – some of my week ahead

It’s a short week in Parliament as we head to Christmas, but there’s still time for a debate on Brexit, science and research on Monday, when I’ll be speaking for... Read more

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Sheffield people’s generosity has raised over £1,400 for my Christmas Appeal for Sheffield Foodbanks, beating the original target I set in less than two weeks. I've now set a new target of £2,500.

Sheffield generosity beats target

Sheffield people’s generosity has raised over £1,400 for my Christmas Appeal for Sheffield Foodbanks, beating the original target I set in less than two weeks. I've now set a new target... Read more

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My week starts by meeting the Chief Executive and the Chair of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, which protects vulnerable workers in UK food and drink processing and packaging, agriculture and shellfish gathering – and I’ll be talking about their extended role. It follows on from work I’ve done challenging labour market abuse through the Modern Slavery Bill and the Immigration Bill, and in my continuing role as a Trustee of Focus on Labour Exploitation.

Electrification of the Midland mainline, the rise in hate crime and electoral reform – some of my week ahead

My week starts by meeting the Chief Executive and the Chair of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority, which protects vulnerable workers in UK food and drink processing and packaging, agriculture and... Read more

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Our Shadow Brexit team will be continuing to press the Government to come clean on their plans this week. On Wednesday we’ve secured a House of Commons debate in which we’ll once again challenge the Government to come forward with some actual proposals. Outside the Chamber I’ll also have a series of meetings on Brexit including discussions with the TUC, Migration Observatory and Which?

Mental health, Bangladesh and local NHS funding – some of my week ahead

Our Shadow Brexit team will be continuing to press the Government to come clean on their plans this week. On Wednesday we’ve secured a House of Commons debate in which... Read more

Today I’ve written to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, to demand tougher action to stop abuses of National Minimum Wage rules in our care sector.

Sort pay in care sector, my demand to Ministers

Today I’ve written to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, to demand tougher action to stop abuses of National Minimum Wage rules in our care sector. Read more

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Since July I have been challenging the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill, which had its Third Reading in the House of Commons last week. This week I’ve a couple of meetings with Peers to discuss some of the issues I’ve been pressing on the Bill, as it goes to the House of Lords for debate, scrutiny and amendments.

Higher Education Bill, Proportional Representation and the City of Sanctuary – some of my week ahead

Since July I have been challenging the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill, which had its Third Reading in the House of Commons last week. This week I’ve a couple... Read more

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I today pressed the Government to take more action to tackle air pollution, highlighting high levels of pollution in parts of Sheffield.

My call for action on air pollution

I today pressed the Government to take more action to tackle air pollution, highlighting high levels of pollution in parts of Sheffield. Read more

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Keeping in touch - November 2016

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