Paul Blomfield MP

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Tuesday 8th December 2015 - Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, slammed government plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives.

Paul Blomfield MP slams scrapping of bursaries for nurses

Tuesday 8th December 2015 - Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, slammed government plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives. Read more

Monday 7th December 2015 – Before heading to Westminster today, I’ll be at the launch of Labour In for Britain’s Yorkshire and Humber Campaign, which will be making the Labour case to keep Britain in the European Union.  Membership of the EU received strong support in my recent Big Conversation, so if you’re interested in getting involved in campaigning for the EU referendum, likely held next year, email me at paul.blomfield.mp(at)parliament.uk.)

Keeping Britain in the EU, challenging lad culture and ‘Cut the Costs’ for students – some of my week ahead

Monday 7th December 2015 – Before heading to Westminster today, I’ll be at the launch of Labour In for Britain’s Yorkshire and Humber Campaign, which will be making the Labour case to keep Britain... Read more

Thursday 3rd December - Thanks to everyone who shared their views with me over yesterday’s vote on extending the RAF mandate for air strikes against Daesh (ISIL) from Iraq into Syria. I was pleased to have received over 900 emails and I considered all the points raised, alongside the information from briefings and meetings that I’ve attended in Westminster. Although overwhelmingly opposed to extending the mandate, many of the emails from constituents raised different points and some supported action - reflecting the complexity of the issue.

Air strikes in Syria

Thursday 3rd December - Thanks to everyone who shared their views with me over yesterday’s vote on extending the RAF mandate for air strikes against Daesh (ISIL) from Iraq into Syria. I... Read more

Away from the Commons Chamber, much of Parliament’s work takes place in Committees. Over the past five weeks, I have been part of the Public Bill Committee scrutinising the Government’s Immigration Bill line by line. The Bill continues the Government’s project to create a ‘hostile environment’ for migrants, in a way that creates real risks - including by criminalising undocumented work, cutting off support to families who are refused asylum and requiring landlords to carry out ‘right to rent’ checks.

Scrutinising the Immigration Bill

Away from the Commons Chamber, much of Parliament’s work takes place in Committees. Over the past five weeks, I have been part of the Public Bill Committee scrutinising the Government’s Immigration Bill line by... Read more

A massive thanks to the 900 plus people who took part in my Big Conversation survey and told me about their key concerns for Sheffield and the UK. The results are really useful in showing me what the biggest issues are for people in Sheffield Central. Taken with the discussions with the 1500 people who came to more than 50 events, the survey will shape my priorities in Parliament.

NHS and poverty biggest concerns, according to Big Conversation survey

A massive thanks to the 900 plus people who took part in my Big Conversation survey and told me about their key concerns for Sheffield and the UK. The results are really... Read more

Monday 23rd November – This week will be dominated by the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, and I’ll be in the Chamber to hear the Chancellor outline the results of his Comprehensive Spending Review – setting out public spending cuts through to 2020 - and other revisions of his economic plans. Huge cuts are expected to police, local Council and other spending. I’ll also be looking to see what he does in response to the defeat Labour inflicted on him in the Lords over proposed tax credit cuts. I’ve made my opposition to tax credit cuts clear and will be challenging him if his plans don’t protect low paid workers.

The Autumn Statement, the digital economy and the Climate Cake Off! – some of my week ahead

Monday 23rd November – This week will be dominated by the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, and I’ll be in the Chamber to hear the Chancellor outline the results of his Comprehensive Spending... Read more

Monday 16th November - I’m expecting a Government statement on the appalling attacks in Paris on Friday evening and I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for it. We must stand in solidarity with the people of France, expressing our outrage at the atrocities and ensuring that those who committed these terrible crimes do not succeed in fomenting division and hatred.

Paris attack, university teaching quality, mental health and Carers Rights Day – some of my week ahead

Monday 16th November - I’m expecting a Government statement on the appalling attacks in Paris on Friday evening and I’ll be in the Commons Chamber for it. We must stand in... Read more

Monday 9th November – Among today’s meetings is one that I’ve organised as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Students, discussing how we ensure good community relations in areas with lots of students – like much of my constituency. I’ll be on the Immigration Bill Committee for most of Tuesday scrutinising the Government’s proposed legislation line-by-line. This week I’ll be raising the issue of immigration detention, pressing the arguments I made as Vice-Chair of an inquiry into the issue, which called for an end to indefinite immigration detention – a recommendation backed recently by the House of Commons.

Students, Immigration, the Trade Union Bill and Women’s Health – some of my week ahead

Monday 9th November – Among today’s meetings is one that I’ve organised as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Students, discussing how we ensure good community relations in areas with lots of... Read more

Tuesday 3rd November 2015 - Nearly one in four people in Sheffield earn below the living wage and yesterday I pressed the Government to do more to boost pay.

Challenging Iain Duncan Smith on low pay

Tuesday 3rd November 2015 - Nearly one in four people in Sheffield earn below the living wage and yesterday I pressed the Government to do more to boost pay. Read more

Monday 2nd November - I’m setting off for Westminster a little later than usual on a sitting Parliament week, because I’m speaking at a conference on 'Working on the Edge of Society: Migrants in Illegal, Precarious or Exploitative Work' at the University of Sheffield’s Law School. As a Trustee of Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) and a member of the committee that is tasked with scrutinising the Immigration Bill (more on this below), it’s an issue high on my agenda.

Sheffield comes to Parliament, holding Iain Duncan Smith to account and the Immigration Bill – some of my week ahead

Monday 2nd November - I’m setting off for Westminster a little later than usual on a sitting Parliament week, because I’m speaking at a conference on 'Working on the Edge of Society: Migrants... Read more

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