Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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Steel_debate.pngAfter two weeks with a relatively blank diary to accommodate jury service, things are back into full swing this week. I’m meeting with ActionAid to discuss their recommendations for reforms to the global tax system and proposals for a UK ‘Tax Dodging Bill’. Later on, I’m serving on a European Committee to consider a report of the High Representative on Foreign Affairs and Security. In the evening I’ll be at a GMB event for retiring General Secretary, Paul Kenny, and his successor, Tim Roache.

Exports, voter registration and tackling tax dodging – some of my week ahead

After two weeks with a relatively blank diary to accommodate jury service, things are back into full swing this week. I’m meeting with ActionAid to discuss their recommendations for reforms... Read more

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Today’s announcement that over 200 civil service jobs will move from Sheffield to London makes no sense and only exposes George Osborne’s empty rhetoric about the northern powerhouse once again. I've pressed Ministers to move public sector jobs out of London, as Labour did, and I'll be challenging this decision at every opportunity. 

Sheffield Business Department closure totally wrong

Today’s announcement that over 200 civil service jobs will move from Sheffield to London makes no sense and only exposes George Osborne’s empty rhetoric about the northern powerhouse once again.... Read more

I've been called for jury service for this week and next, which is obviously going to limit my Parliamentary work.

Jury service - my week ahead

I've been called for jury service for this week and next, which is obviously going to limit my Parliamentary work. Read more

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Today I challenged the Prime Minister over the Government’s decision to scrap maintenance grants for undergraduate university students. A third of students on grants say they would not have gone to university without them. It’s shocking that the Government is pushing through a move that will hit the poorest students without even providing the opportunity for MPs to debate it. Watch it here.

My challenge to the Prime Minister over student grants

Today I challenged the Prime Minister over the Government’s decision to scrap maintenance grants for undergraduate university students. A third of students on grants say they would not have gone...

NHS-300x225.jpgYesterday I warned the Government in a debate in Parliament that recruitment in the NHS will suffer as a result of its plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives.

Nurse bursary cut will harm our NHS

Yesterday I warned the Government in a debate in Parliament that recruitment in the NHS will suffer as a result of its plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and... Read more

Every week I put my name into the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions – and for the first time since the May election, I’ve been drawn for this Wednesday. But there’s lots else happening this week. I’m a trustee of the charity Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) and we’ve a meeting today, after which I’m heading to Parliament, to speak in a debate opposing Government plans to scrap bursaries and introduce fees for student nurses and midwives.

Questioning David Cameron, student nurses and midwives, further education and the Sheffield Plan – some of my week ahead

Every week I put my name into the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions – and for the first time since the May election, I’ve been drawn for this Wednesday. But... Read more

Monday 4th January 2016 - Parliament’s back tomorrow and today I’m catching up with my Sheffield team - and the correspondence that’s come in over the Christmas break. I’ll also be working on my new website, which I’m launching next week to improve communications with constituents.

Questioning Jeremy Hunt, BIS Inquiries, and lots of meetings in Sheffield – my week ahead

Monday 4th January 2016 - Parliament’s back tomorrow and today I’m catching up with my Sheffield team - and the correspondence that’s come in over the Christmas break. I’ll also be... Read more

Monday 21st December 2015 – After a busy Parliamentary session, I’m looking forward to the festive break. But there are a few things happening first and my office will remain open until Christmas Eve.

Shadow Health Secretary visits Sheffield, casework… and Christmas! My week ahead

Monday 21st December 2015 – After a busy Parliamentary session, I’m looking forward to the festive break. But there are a few things happening first and my office will remain open until... Read more

Over recent weeks I have received hundreds of emails about the crisis in Syria. Many focused on the question of extending airstrikes against Daesh into Syria. Others were about the refugee crisis caused by the civil war and Daesh activity. But everyone was concerned for the Syrian people. People disagreed over whether military action would effectively relieve suffering, but at the heart of these emails was heartfelt compassion for those affected by the crisis. You can find out more about my vote on air strikes here, or on pressing Home Secretary Theresa May to do more about refugees here.

Syria Relief Christmas Appeal

Over recent weeks I have received hundreds of emails about the crisis in Syria. Many focused on the question of extending airstrikes against Daesh into Syria. Others were about the... Read more

Monday 14th December 2015 - It’s the last week before Parliament breaks up for the Christmas recess. On Monday, I’ve a meeting of the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee to discuss the report on our inquiry on the steel industry. Then I’m chairing an APPG on Students meeting about the provision of mental health support for 16-21 year olds moving to further and higher education. College and university is an exciting time in people’s lives, but it can also be very challenging, and we’ll be exploring how students can be effectively supported.

Student mental health, the Business Select Committee and electoral reform – some of my week ahead

Monday 14th December 2015 - It’s the last week before Parliament breaks up for the Christmas recess. On Monday, I’ve a meeting of the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) Select Committee to... Read more

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