Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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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

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

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