Paul Blomfield MP

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I spent much of last Friday afternoon, together with my colleague Louise Haigh MP, in meetings with the Police and Crime Commissioner and with Council leaders, exploring options in resolving the recent disturbing conflicts over the tree replacement programme.

Seeking resolution on the tree replacement programme

I spent much of last Friday afternoon, together with my colleague Louise Haigh MP, in meetings with the Police and Crime Commissioner and with Council leaders, exploring options in resolving... Read more

Last week I was in Brussels for meetings in my role as a Shadow Minister and it looks like Brexit will dominate this week too – if not in the way we expected. The Customs and Trade Bills, which prepare for Brexit, should have returned to the Commons by now, but the Government are so afraid of defeat that they’ve postponed them indefinitely. Instead we have a two day general debate on Brexit, without votes, in which I’ll be speaking for Labour’s front bench, as well as Brexit Oral Questions on Thursday morning.

Brexit, STEM, free school meals, family reunion and unpaid work trials – some of my week ahead

Last week I was in Brussels for meetings in my role as a Shadow Minister and it looks like Brexit will dominate this week too – if not in the... Read more

This week is a bit different, as I’m in Brussels for a series of meetings in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister. I’ll be talking with European Commission officials, members of the UK Representation to the EU, and MEPs from many parties and countries – following on from Jeremy Corbyn’s major speech on Labour policy and the Prime Minister’s own speech on her negotiating approach (on which you can see my comments here).

Brussels, International Women’s Day and the State of Sheffield – some of my week ahead

This week is a bit different, as I’m in Brussels for a series of meetings in my role as a Shadow Brexit Minister. I’ll be talking with European Commission officials,... Read more

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I’m delighted that Theresa May has agreed to meet with members of Sheffield Young Carers following my request at Prime Minister’s Questions today.

Prime Minister agrees to meet Sheffield Young Carers

I’m delighted that Theresa May has agreed to meet with members of Sheffield Young Carers following my request at Prime Minister’s Questions today. Read more

The Commissioner for Public Appointments has issued a damning report saying that Ministers and advisers blocked appointments to the Board of the Office for Students from those with “close links to student unions” – despite “a legal requirement for one board member to have experience of representing or promoting the interests of students”.

Appointment of the board of the Office for Students

The Commissioner for Public Appointments has issued a damning report saying that Ministers and advisers blocked appointments to the Board of the Office for Students from those with “close links... Read more

As my colleague Keir Starmer set out yesterday, this morning Jeremy Corbyn will be making a major speech on Labour’s developing policy on Brexit, particularly in relation to the Customs Union, and I’ll be in the Commons later when I’m sure it will be discussed as part of a debate on the work of the Department for Exiting the EU.

Brexit, debt, Yemen, devolution and Prime Minister’s Questions – some of my week ahead

As my colleague Keir Starmer set out yesterday, this morning Jeremy Corbyn will be making a major speech on Labour’s developing policy on Brexit, particularly in relation to the Customs... Read more

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I've sent out my February newsletter covering my work over the last month, including on Brexit, student mental health, Carillion, free school meals, homelessness, basketball and more. 

Keeping in touch - February 2018

I've sent out my February newsletter covering my work over the last month, including on Brexit, student mental health, Carillion, free school meals, homelessness, basketball and more.  Read more

In November I met with members of the Sheffield ME & Fibromyalgia Group, who told me about their concerns about the PACE trial and NICE guidelines, which were leading to inappropriate use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Graded Exercise Therapy. This week I took their concerns to Parliament, calling on Ministers to suspend use of CBT and GET until completion of the review into its use. Read my comments here.

ME and the PACE trial

In November I met with members of the Sheffield ME & Fibromyalgia Group, who told me about their concerns about the PACE trial and NICE guidelines, which were leading to...

I backed women's basketball team Sheffield Hatters’ call for more funding for the sport, after Sheffield Hatters warned me that basketball is “reaching a crisis point”. 

Backing the Hatters on basketball funding

I backed women's basketball team Sheffield Hatters’ call for more funding for the sport, after Sheffield Hatters warned me that basketball is “reaching a crisis point”.  Read more

Parliament will return tomorrow after a short half-term break. Brexit will again have a central role for me this week – I’ll be speaking for Labour’s frontbench in a debate initiated by Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach on alternatives to a ‘no deal’ outcome, I’ll be reading the Brexit economic impact analyses that Labour forced the Government to publish, and I’ve got a meeting of our Shadow Brexit team.

Brexit, basketball, disability, women’s suffrage and the Chinese New Year – some of my week ahead

Parliament will return tomorrow after a short half-term break. Brexit will again have a central role for me this week – I’ll be speaking for Labour’s frontbench in a debate... Read more

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