Paul Blomfield MP

A strong voice for Sheffield Central

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Monday 13th July 2015 - Today I'm welcoming a group of 50 constituents to Westminster. They've joined one of my regular coach trips to Parliament – which offers a guided tour of Westminster (including visits to the Chambers of the Commons and the Lords), a chance to watch a debate, a Q&A with me, and some free time. If you're interested in a future trip, drop me a note.

Low pay, students, fox-hunting and welcoming constituents to Westminster – some of my week ahead

Monday 13th July 2015 - Today I'm welcoming a group of 50 constituents to Westminster. They've joined one of my regular coach trips to Parliament – which offers a guided tour of... Read more

Paul Blomfield MP today called for Parliament to move to Sheffield or another northern city while restoration work is undertaken on the Palace of Westminster.

Press release: Paul Blomfield MP calls for Parliament to move north

Paul Blomfield MP today called for Parliament to move to Sheffield or another northern city while restoration work is undertaken on the Palace of Westminster. Read more

Paul Blomfield MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Students, has condemned the Government decision to end maintenance grants for poorer students. 

Press release: Paul Blomfield MP condemns end to student grants

Paul Blomfield MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Students, has condemned the Government decision to end maintenance grants for poorer students.  Read more

Monday 6th July 2015 - The main business of the week in Westminster is Wednesday's Budget. I'll be in the Chamber to hear if there are any announcements that haven't already been leaked by the Government. Those that have say everything about their priorities – like cutting tax credits for low paid workers alongside an inheritance tax giveaway for wealthy homeowners. I've been drawn for Health Questions on Tuesday, when I'll be pressing Ministers over plans to cut funding to GP surgeries dealing with patients with extra health needs – it affects two practices in my constituency and I've been campaigning on the issue for some time.

The Budget, funding for local GP surgeries, policing and the NHS – some of my week ahead

Monday 6th July 2015 - The main business of the week in Westminster is Wednesday's Budget. I'll be in the Chamber to hear if there are any announcements that haven't already been... Read more

Monday 22nd June 2015 - I'm leading a Parliamentary debate this week on 'Science and Research in the UK and Regional Economies', in which I'll be pressing the new Universities Minister Jo Johnson on the important role of universities in driving economic growth and the need for investment in research. I'll also be meeting local representatives of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) at a national FSB event in Westminster, which will highlight the key role of small businesses - of which there are around 40,000 across South Yorkshire. 

Science & Research, the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and the Spirit of 1945 - some of my week ahead

Monday 22nd June 2015 - I'm leading a Parliamentary debate this week on 'Science and Research in the UK and Regional Economies', in which I'll be pressing the new Universities Minister... Read more

Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield today warned that thousands of local people would lose out on the education and training that they need if the Government pressed ahead with further cuts to adult skills funding.

Press release - Paul Blomfield MP warns of threat to Sheffield adult education and training

Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield today warned that thousands of local people would lose out on the education and training that they need if the Government pressed ahead with further... Read more

Monday 15th June 2015 - Again my week ahead is dominated by the EU Referendum Bill, which was approved at Second Reading last week. Now it will get detailed consideration this week at Committee Stage which, because of its importance, will be open to all MPs. It's an issue I feel strongly about, but as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Foreign Secretary, my role is limited to supporting our team without being able to speak.

Europe, further education and migration – some of the issues in my week ahead

Monday 15th June 2015 - Again my week ahead is dominated by the EU Referendum Bill, which was approved at Second Reading last week. Now it will get detailed consideration this week at Committee Stage which,... Read more

Monday 8th June 2015 - The Parliamentary week is always a bit unpredictable. Last Thursday I intended to speak in the Queens Speech debate on the economy, but it was so oversubscribed that I pulled out in favour new members wanting to make their ‘maiden speeches'. But I was pleased to be in the Chamber to hear a brilliant contribution from Ed Miliband on the challenge of inequality (read it here).

Support for carers, EU membership and Broomhill Festival – some of my week ahead

Monday 8th June 2015 - The Parliamentary week is always a bit unpredictable. Last Thursday I intended to speak in the Queens Speech debate on the economy, but it was so... Read more

Tuesday 2nd June - After the pomp and ceremony of last week’s State Opening of Parliament, we’re now starting to consider the Government plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech, which is the subject of scrutiny this week. I was in the Chamber for the opening of the debate on Britain in the World, in as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Hilary Benn in his new role as Shadow Foreign Secretary, and I’ll be speaking in Thursday’s debate on the economy.

The Queen’s Speech and lots of meetings in Sheffield – my week

Tuesday 2nd June - After the pomp and ceremony of last week’s State Opening of Parliament, we’re now starting to consider the Government plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech, which... Read more

Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, has commented on today’s announcement from HS2 Ltd on the next phase of the HS2 project and new plans for an HS3 route. The Sheffield Central MP has reconfirmed his support for a Sheffield city centre station, and calls for HS3 plans to focus on improving connectivity between Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds. 

Press release: My comments on today's HS2 and HS3 announcement

Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, has commented on today’s announcement from HS2 Ltd on the next phase of the HS2 project and new plans for an HS3 route. The... Read more

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